7 things CIOs should know about SharePoint Server 2016

Here are top seven things you need to know about what writer Jonathan Hassell calls the last great on-premises application.

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A release candidate of SharePoint Server 2016 has arrived as a New Year’s present for us all. And with the release to manufacturing (RTM) of the latest version of Microsoft’s flagship collaboration product expected sometime this year, it appears to be a good opportunity to step back and survey seven things every CIO should know about SharePoint Server 2016.

1. SharePoint Server 2016 might be the last version of SharePoint designed to run on premises

You can even tell in the messaging for this 2016 release that the cloud is where Microsoft sees SharePoint living, in that the software giant claims SharePoint 2016 is a version of SharePoint baked with all of the knowledge and learnings and improvements that Microsoft has been able to integrate because of running SharePoint … in the cloud. Put simply, SharePoint has been cloud-first for a few years now, but we very well may be entering the stage of “cloud only.”

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