SharePoint 2016 will be released in Q2 of 2016 and will provide greater integration between Microsoft Office 365 and traditional on-prem implementations. SharePoint 2016 will bridge the gap between Office 365 ‘experiences’ and on-premises installations for those who can’t or don’t want to fully commit to the cloud.

The preview version also presents a number of improvements and new features, here’s a few of our favourites.

App Launcher and UI changes in SharePoint 2016

Most users couldn’t care less about the technology they have to use, and even less if they’re in Office 365 or SharePoint 2016. That’s why it’s important to provide them with an (almost) identical interface to navigate both.
SharePoint 2016 introduces the App Launcher, as well as changes to the UI, to help it match the Office 365 experience.

New Collaboration Experience in SharePoint 2016

SharePoint 2016 comes with a touch friendly interface making it even more compelling on-the-go.
As more of us rely on our mobile devices and tablets for day-to-day business this feature takes a step closer to extending the capabilities of SharePoint for a new generation.


A full breakdown of the key features of SharePoint 2016 preview can be found on the official Microsoft blog