SharePoint Server 2016 general availability has been announced today

Today, at our Future of SharePoint event in San Francisco, we unveiled a new cloud-first, mobile-first vision and roadmap for SharePoint, along with innovations that empower people, teams and organizations to intelligently discover, share and collaborate on content from anywhere and on any device. We also announced general availability of SharePoint Server 2016, which includes new hybrid capabilities that enable on-premises customers to tap into the innovation we’re delivering in Office 365.
Read all the details in the following official blog posts:



  1. Hi Stefan – Thank you for the SharePoint 2016 general availability information. A couple of questions:
    1. SharePoint 2016 versions currently available for download from the Volume License Service Center – Are these the production versions?
    2. If the SharePoint 2016 versions available for download from the Volume License Service Center are not production versions, when will the production versions become available?
    John Wayt


    1. Hi john,
      yes, these are production versions.


  2. Hi Stefan,
    is there any functional difference between the RTM with CU binaries and the GA binaries or is it just a supportability statement?


    1. Hi Piotr,
      the binaries on VLSC should be the RTM binaries.
      You need to install the CUs on top of you would like to update SP2016 to the latest patch level.


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