SharePoint 2016

Ever changing business conditions require you to be agile, and that means investing in solutions that provide reliability and choice. SharePoint Server 2016 provides the flexibility to tailor deployments based on your unique business needs. Infodat has the experience and expertise to help you to use SharePoint to move your organization forward.

What's new in SharePoint Server 2016

  • Modern OneDrive experience
  • SharePoint mobile apps
  • Improved support for mobile browsers
  • Simpler navigation and commands
  • Improved sharing experiences
  • Document library features
  • Document management improvements
  • OneDrive for Business improvements

Summary of features

The following table provides a summary of the new features that you can try out in this

SharePoint Server 2016 release.

Feature Description

Access Services

New Access features are available when you deploy Access Services in SharePoint Server 2016.

Compliance features

New compliance features for SharePoint Server 2016 include the document deletion and in-place hold policies.

Customized web parts

The compile time for customized XSLT files used for Content Query, Summary Links, and Table of Contents Web Parts is improved.

Document Library accessibility

SharePoint Server 2016 includes new document library accessibility features.

Durable links

Resource-based URLs now retain links when documents are renamed or moved in SharePoint.

Encrypted Connections

SharePoint Server 2016 supports TLS 1.2 connection encryption by default.

Fast Site Collection Creation

The Fast Site Collection Creation feature is a rapid method to create site collections and sites in SharePoint.

Filenames - expanded support for special characters

SharePoint Server 2016 now supports using some special characters in file names that were blocked in previous versions.

Hybrid in SharePoint 2016

Hybrid in SharePoint Server 2016 enables you to integrate your on-premises farm with Office 365 productivity experiences, allowing you to adopt the cloud at your own pace.

Identify and search for sensitive content

SharePoint Server 2016 now provides the same data loss prevention capabilities as Office 365.

Image and video previews

You can now preview images and videos in SharePoint Server 2016 document libraries.

Information Rights Management

SharePoint Server 2016 provides Information Rights Management (IRM) capabilities to secure information by encrypting and securing information on SharePoint libraries with OneDrive for Business.

Large file support

SharePoint Server 2016 now supports uploading and downloading files larger than 2,047 MB.


MinRole is a new feature in SharePoint Server 2016 that allows a SharePoint farm administrator to define each server’s role in a farm topology.

Mobile experience

SharePoint Server 2016 offers an improved mobile navigation experience.

New features in November 2016 PU for SharePoint Server 2016 (Feature Pack 1)

The November 2016 Public Update for SharePoint Server 2016 (Feature Pack 1) offers seven new features for SharePoint Server 2016.

New controls for working with OneDrive for Business

SharePoint Server 2016 provides controls at the top of your personal document folders that make common tasks in OneDrive for Business more accessible.

New Recycle Bin in OneDrive and Team sites

SharePoint Server 2016 adds a link for the Recycle Bin in the left navigation area of the OneDrive and Team sites.

Open Document Format (ODF)

SharePoint Server 2016 adds support for Open Document Format (ODF) files to use in document library templates.

Project Server

New Project Server features are available in SharePoint Server 2016.

ReFS file system support

SharePoint Server 2016 now supports drives that are formatted with the ReFS file system.

SharePoint business intelligence

SharePoint Server 2016 now supports SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.1 and the Power Pivot add-in and Power View.

SharePoint Search

SharePoint Search Server Application has significant changes to its deployment.

Sharing improvements

SharePoint Server 2016 has many new sharing improvements available.

Site Folders view

SharePoint Server 2016 provides a new Site Folders view that lets you access the document libraries in sites that you're following.

Sites page pinning

This new feature helps you see and follow sites.

SMTP Connection Encryption

SharePoint Server 2016 supports sending email to SMTP servers that use STARTTLS connection encryption.

SMTP ports (non-default)

SharePoint Server 2016 adds support for SMTP servers that use TCP ports other than the default port (25).

Web Application Open Platform Interface Protocol (WOPI)

You can now rename files, create new files, and share files from within the WOPI iframe on the browser page.

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