“Today we’re excited to announce availability of both SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview and the new cloud hybrid search preview for SharePoint Server 2013 and 2016. As we continue to develop SharePoint Server 2016, we’re paying close attention to trends in content management, team collaboration, user experiences across devices, and how the cloud can be blended into existing on-premises scenarios in new and compelling ways. We’ve been working hard to get this out to you, and we know you’ve been waiting patiently since we announced that it was coming. This is a long post, but there is a lot of important information, so if you want to jump in and install the preview, I really encourage you to read it completely.”
Enhanced provisioning capabilities
Enhanced provisioning capabilities assist hosting service providers and IT departments. This maximizes existing infrastructure investments while exploring enhanced management through improved role-based installation architecture.
Mobile and touch
SharePoint Server 2016 provides the latest technologies and standards for mobile push and information synchronization.
The App Launcher offers a navigation experience where all your apps are easily available from the top navigation bar. Quickly launch your application, browse sites, access your personal files, etc.
The sharing experience is enhanced to make it easier for users to share sites and files. Click the Share button at the top right corner of every page, enter the names of people you want to share with. After that press Enter, that will send an email invitation with a link to the site to the people you just shared.
Large file support
SharePoint Server 2016 provides support for uploading files up to 10GB, so it would be easier to collaborate with media, video, audio, etc. Here’s a video showcasing the first look :
Cloud Hybrid Search Preview for SharePoint Server 2013 and 2016
As stated :
“Today we’re also pleased to announce the availability of the new cloud hybrid search preview, which allows customers using SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365 to retrieve unified search results through a combined search index in Office 365. This new hybrid search solution is also native to SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview.”
Download cloud hybrid search today via the Microsoft Download Center.