Many fields in the user interface and design have changed, although not as radical as expected. In general, if your employees get used to working with SharePoint 2013, they will be easy to upgrade to the new version of SharePoint 2016. There is a simple toolbar of Document Library, a simple toolbar of OneDrive for Business.
In addition, permanent links have been added, that allow to move content from one place to another, keeping the assigned link. The result is much broader opportunities for collaboration.
Setting permissions when sharing the work
Shared use of recourses became easier thanks to the presence of a dialog box, where you can not only view, but also to set permissions for collaborative work.
Components of Document Library
The number of components of the SharePoint Document Library was re-added to the menu.
Context bar of the document
In addition, improvements were made in the context bar of the document.
QR code for downloading the document to mobile device
Along with the basic functions of documents context bar now displays a phone icon next to links. The new link redirects the user to the page showing the QR code, which loads the document to the mobile device.
When we talk about scalability, we often mean only the possibility of developing. In SharePoint 2016, the situation has not changed, it is still the add-in model that we one way or another appreciated, learning SharePoint 2013 and Office 365.
Configuring hybrid mode
Extensions are tools for deep integration of SharePoint 2016 to the cloud. Hybrid was much better and easier to install. After completing procedures of configuring use different masters of central administration. They will help you to configure the exploitation of hybrid mode.
Managing of SharePoint platform
Managing of SharePoint platform topic is broad theme. It includes a lot of operations, from basic setup procedures to solving daily management tasks. The main improvements in this area are listed below.
- It is certain server roles for managing:
– increased the size of databases
– increased the maximum size of the files
– changes in the user profile service
- Correction without downtime
These several features and updates nullify many of the underlying difficulties which SharePoint administrators and IT administrators had to overcome for so long.
So how to answer the question, did the latest version of SharePoint justify our expectations?
You will always get the last word. A lot depends on how you use SharePoint, what features of the environment apply and what, according to you, it must decide. You should not underestimate the importance of the changes that will be included in the functional set of local edition when Microsoft will begin to create feature packs for SharePoint 2016, mentioned by the representatives of the corporation.
As you can see, the version of SharePoint 2016 is still justified expectations of consumers, while developers increasingly have focused on cloud service using the hybrid mode.