On Channel 9 there are a number of resources on SharePoint, today I am highlighting one that includes SharePoint. The evolution of Office365 has raised a number of questions that sometimes are difficult for the end user to understand, because some products seem to have the same function.
This session addresses this topic related to when should we use what technology.
With the new version of SharePoint some of the administration tasks will be more friendly, one example is the MinRole Feature.
MinRole feature will allow the administrators managing server roles when setting up or adding servers to a SharePoint farm.
This new way of managing server roles will allow administrators to focus on what each role should have as service associated, and not spending a lot of time to do it server by server.
MinRole association to Services
The three main benefits Microsoft identifies for using MinRole are:
- Simplified deployment
- Improved performance and reliability
- Simpler capacity planning and farm scalability
One of the things that is critical to know for whoever has to manage software in an organization, is to know the lifecycle the specific software products. So in the case of SharePoint, this information is available for access.
Usually the mainstream support of a SharePoint version is around 5 years. It is important to have the version updated with the Service Packs / Cumulative updates to garantee the support extension (can be up to 10 years in total)
One of the most common questions I am asked is were can resources and training information be found for different levels. Well, the best option I can point you at is Microsoft 🙂 more specifically the Microsoft Virtual Academy (https://mva.microsoft.com/).
You can choose the product or platform, and the level you need, so that it can fit several needs.
You can also define you own learning path, allowing you to choose the courses and do them at your own pace.
With the evolution of the Office 365 the SharePoint Online and On Premises also benefits, one of the latest new features is the Video management and availability in the Online and On Premises versions.
Some of the most interesting topics:
– Definition of the channel for the Video
– Upload multiple videos
– Recycle bin Video recover
– Editing of video titles and descriptions while still in upload process
– Custom thumbnail definition
– Statistics on videos visualizations
– Upload of custom subtitles
– Ability to download videos
What’s new in Office 365 – Video
Microsoft has release a new version (16.1.5026.1200) of the CSOM (Client Side Object Model) for SharePoint Online.
You can find and get the new CSOM package from the NuGet site: https://www.nuget.org/packages/Microsoft.SharePointOnline.CSOM
You can find this anouncement here: http://dev.office.com/blogs/new-sharepoint-csom-version-released-for-Office-365-march-2016
Well it was the news we were waiting for, the RTM version of SharePoint has been released.
Download SharePoint 2016 RTM Trial
The RTM version will be available for download in the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center early May.
Next 4th May Global event on SharePoint 2016: Register Here
Source of this news: Microsoft SharePoint 2016 RTM information