Recent Information about SharePoint 2016


Bill Baer (Senior Product Marketing Manager for SharePoint) has recently posted several great articles about various different aspects of SharePoint 2016. Below is an overview over these articles:

Sensitive Information Types in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview

One of the key improvements to eDiscovery in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview is the introduction on Sensitive Information Types to eDiscovery. In SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview Data Loss Prevention is now built into Enterprise Search. It allows you to search for sensitive content in your existing eDiscovery Center, keeping content in place and enabling you to search in real time.  SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview provides a wide range of sensitive information types from different industry segments and geographies, such as credit card numbers, Social Security numbers (SSNs), bank account numbers, and other types, many of which you may already be using to search for sensitive content in email. These sensitive information types are detected based on pattern matching and are easy to set up. … [read more]

Fast Site Collection Creation in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview

Fast Site Collection Creation is a new capability in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview that improves Site Collection creation performance by reducing Feature activation overhead. Similar to the approach associated with MinRole Site Collections that support Fast Site Collection Creation are Feature-optimized. Fast Site Collection Creation is a mechanism designed to improve provision performance of Site Collections through instrumenting a copy operation using SPSite.Copy at the Content Database level. … [read more]

Navigating List View Thresholds in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview

In SharePoint Server 2013 the List View Threshold specified the maximum number of list or library items that a database operation, such as a query, can process at the same time outside the daily time window set by the administrator during which queries are unrestricted. In SharePoint 2013 the List View Threshold is set to 5,000 or 20,000 for users and auditors respectively. Typically a users’ initial experience with List View Threshold is when it has been exceeded, the resultant error: The number of items in this list exceeds the list view threshold, which is 5000 items” as documented at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2759051/. … [read more]

SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview Image in Windows Azure Platform Gallery

SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview is now available in the Windows Azure Platform Gallery.  The image is based on the current Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter release and includes a complete installation of SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview. … [read more]

Search Scale and Resiliency Improvements in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview

Improvements in performance and scale in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview search now allow search to scale up to 500 million items, an increase of 250 million items SharePoint Server 2013 [http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787.aspx#Search] based on 10 million items per index partition.  In SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview each index partition contains a subset of the whole search index. If the number of indexed items is high in relation to how much memory the server has, affects the query response time negatively.  SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview has been improved to support 20 million items per index partition, where 500 million items are based on 25x index partitions. … [read more]

SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview Web Templates

The following table documents all Web Templates available in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview.  For a downloadable version see also http://1drv.ms/1Lf6Cin. … [read more]

System Center Operations Management Pack for SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview

A new System Center Operations Manager Management Pack is now available for SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview. The Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview Management Pack is designed to be used for monitoring SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview events, collecting SharePoint component-specific performance counters in one central location, and for raising alerts for operator intervention as necessary. By detecting, sending alerts, and automatically correlating critical events, this management pack helps indicate, correct, and prevent possible service outages or configuration problems, allowing you to proactively manage SharePoint servers and identify issues before they become critical. The management pack monitors and provides alerts for automatic notification of events indicating service outages, performance degradation, and health monitoring. … [read more]

Distributed Cache in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview

The Distributed Cache service provides in-memory caching services to several features in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview. Some of the features that use the Distributed Cache service include: Newsfeeds, Authentication, OneNote client access, Security Trimming, Page load performance. These features use the Distributed Cache for quick data retrieval. The Distributed Cache service stores data in memory and does not have a dependency on databases in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview. However, some SharePoint features may store data in both the Distributed Cache and databases. … [read more]

Durable Links in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview

Durable Links provide a resource Id based link for Web Application Open Platform Interface Protocol (WOPI) documents served by SharePoint and Office Online Server. The resource Id assigned to individual documents is stored in the content database related to the source document. When using Durable Links when a user selects a link to a specific document, SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview looks up the file by the resource Id and opens it in Office Online Server Preview.  Durable Links allow documents to be moved and renamed without affecting the integrity of the linking Url associated with a document. … [read more]

Comments (1)

  1. Fastsitecreation feature: I tried the steps mentioned in the article and after creating the site in powershell it asked me to select a Site template after browsing and then it took a long time to create that site…. am i doing something wrong?

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