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SharePoint 2016 Beta release date : 5th June 2015

SharePoint Server 2016 will become generally available in Q2 2016, with a public beta planned for Q4 2015


The process of updating SharePoint Server will become less cumbersome in the next version of the product, according to a Microsoft executive

Microsoft’s ever-increasing focus on Office 365 — and, by extension, cloud-first feature releases and updates — has meant that refreshes of the on-premises.

“With SharePoint Server 2016, in addition to delivering durable and exciting on-premises capabilities, we’re focused on bringing the value we ship in Office 365 to our on -premises customers, ensuring that we make it seamless to bring the cloud to your datacenter through new hybrid innovation.” – Julia White  General Manager for the Office Product Management team.