SharePoint 2016: The future is hybrid

The on-premises collaboration server will increasingly rely on, or encourage the use of, cloud services

SharePoint 2016: The future is hybrid

The beta preview of Microsoft Exchange 2016 shows it to be more of a service pack for Exchange 2013 than a full server release. The message is loud and clear that in keeping with Microsoft's "cloud first" strategy, the real innovation would happen in the cloud version, and eventually the product will become cloud-only.

The same fate appears to be in line for SharePoint 2016, expected in mid-2016. Although Microsoft has yet to release a beta version (one is expected by year end), the details it has released show that SharePoint 2016 is on the same path as Exchange 2016.

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