SharePoint 2016 has been officially announced today

… Today, we are confirming that SharePoint Server 2016 will become generally available in Q2 2016, with a public beta planned for Q4 2015. We also want to confirm our commitment to delivering on-premises releases of SharePoint for the foreseeable future. We envision a future where we will continue to have customers who choose a combination of on-premises, cloud and hybrid deployments for many years to come. …

Read more details on the Office Blog


  1. Good to hear Microsoft won't drop on-prem soon.


  2. What Piotr said – our company may end up in a hybrid scenario but dropping on premise isn't practical right now for us.


  3. Thanks for the info. Excited to get my hands dirty into SP2016.


  4. Hi I have a couple of Qs: Firstly, I struggling to get on the beta program and secondly, what is the suggest minimum server "all in one" spec going to be for SharePoint 2016 dev, Alternatively the min spec for each server role; assuming, keys services remain
    on prem . I am trying to spec up my next laptop and this influences the min memory it comes with.


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