SharePoint 2016 Beta is released!

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The wait is over! SharePoint 2016 IT Technical Preview is available for download HERE!

As promised, Microsoft delivered beta of next SharePoint on-premises release earlier than the original Q4 schedule. We now have some 7 to 9 months to play with it before RTM release planned for Q2 2016 arrives.

Simultaneously Microsoft released cloud hybrid search preview for SharePoint Server 2013 and 2016. The solution will allow on-prem users to retrieve unified search results from cloud and local resources through a combined search index in Office 365.  You can download cloud hybrid search preview HERE.

We will publish a series of posts about new features of the beta in the next few days. Stay tuned for more details on this the new edition of Microsoft’s collaboration platform!

Please note IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED to install beta in production environments. Also there will be no option to update IT Technical Preview to RTM when the latter would be released.

Read more on Microsoft’s SharePoint blog HERE.

Enjoy testing!

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