New and improved features in SharePoint Server 2016

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 More information
Access Services New Access features are available when you deploy Access Services in SharePoint Server 2016 . For more information, see Access Services.
Compliance features New compliance features for SharePoint Server 2016 include the document deletion and in-place hold policies. For more information, see Compliance features.
Customized web parts The compile time for customized XSLT files used for Content Query, Summary Links, and Table of Contents Web Parts is improved. NA
Document Library accessibility SharePoint Server 2016 includes new document library accessibility features. For more information, see Document Library accessibility.
Durable links Resource-based URLs now retain links when documents are renamed or moved in SharePoint. NA
Encrypted Connections SharePoint Server 2016 supports TLS 1.2 connection encryption by default. For more information, see Encrypted Connections.
Fast Site Collection Creation The Fast Site Collection Creation feature is a rapid method to create site collections and sites in SharePoint. For more information, see Fast Site Collection Creation.
Filenames – expanded support for special characters SharePoint Server 2016 now supports using some special characters in file names that were blocked in previous versions. For more information, see Filenames.
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. For more information, see Hybrid in SharePoint 2016.
Identify and search for sensitive content SharePoint Server 2016 now provides the same data loss prevention capabilities as Office 365. For more information, see Identify and search for sensitive content in both SharePoint 2016 and OneDrive documents.
Image and video previews You can now preview images and videos in SharePoint Server 2016 document libraries. For more information, see Image and Video previews.
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. For more information, see Information Rights Management.
Large file support SharePoint Server 2016 now supports uploading and downloading files larger than 2,047 MB. For more information, see Large file support.
MinRole 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. For more information, see MinRole farm topology.
Mobile experience SharePoint Server 2016 offers an improved mobile navigation experience. For more information, see Mobile 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. For more information, see New features in November 2016 PU for SharePoint Server 2016 (Feature Pack 1).
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. For more information, see New controls for working with OneDrive for Business.
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. NA
Open Document Format (ODF) SharePoint Server 2016 adds support for Open Document Format (ODF) files to use in document library templates. For more information, see Open Document Format (ODF) available for document libraries.
Project Server New Project Server features are available in SharePoint Server 2016. For more information, see Project Server.
ReFS file system support SharePoint Server 2016 now supports drives that are formatted with the ReFS file system. For more information about the ReFS file system, see Resilient File System Overview and Resilient 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. For more information about SharePoint business intelligence, see Power Pivot add-in and Power View are now available to use with SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2.
SharePoint Search SharePoint Search Server Application has significant changes to its deployment. For more information, see SharePoint Search Server Application.
Sharing improvements SharePoint Server 2016 has many new sharing improvements available. For more information, see Sharing improvements.
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. For more information, see Site Folders view.
Sites page pinning This new feature helps you see and follow sites. For more information, see Sites page pinning.
SMTP Connection Encryption SharePoint Server 2016 supports sending email to SMTP servers that use STARTTLS connection encryption. For more information, see SMTP Connection Encryption.
SMTP ports (non-default) SharePoint Server 2016 adds support for SMTP servers that use TCP ports other than the default port (25). For more information, see Use SMTP ports other than the default (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. NA
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I’m a Microsoft Certified IT Professional with 5+ Years Experience on SharePoint Technologies. Worked extensively on “SharePoint 2007”, “SharePoint 2010”, “SharePoint 2013” & “SharePoint 2016” on Implementation, Configuration & Troubleshooting several Projects.

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