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Microsoft rolls out first SharePoint Server 2016 Feature Pack

It was recently reported that Microsoft includes new functionalities and features for the administrator and end-user customers. From the sight of administrators, Feature Pack1 adds more granular administrative-action logging and new MinRole capabilities goal at smaller user environments. 


End users enable an updated OneDrive for Business interface, custom files in the SharePoint app, a preview of SharePoint hybrid, and hybrid taxonomy, and OneDrive API for on-premises SharePoint. This is completely free for the SharePoint users, but some features like new OneDrive for Business support are for the Software Assurance Customers only.

This feature pack was available to MSDN and volume licensees starting in May. During that time, officials said that they planned to make at least one feature pack with the new updates for the SharePoint available in 2017.

Company officials revealed that SharePoint Server 2016 won’t be the last on-premises release of SharePoint. In between the two to three years likely between full-blown releases, the company is expected to update the on-premises version with Feature Packs.

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