First published on TECHNET on Jul 24, 2018
Today is a very exciting and important day for everyone who is interrested in or already operating SharePoint Server On Premises. As per Tech Community announcement of today , SharePoint 2019 Public Preview was just released!
I am happy to be able to summarize in-depth and long-awaited information on the new SharePoint Server at this early point in time.
What can you expect of this new on-prem version of the product? Bill Baer announced first details, as he introduced SharePoint 2019 in his recent Tech Community Blog Post.
By today, there is a new and very detailled document available. Make sure you check out the SharePoint Server 2019 Preview Reviewer’s Guide.
User experience improvements
SharePoint Server 2019 delivers innovations in user experience from SharePoint Online, with improvements to document libraries and navigation constructs that are consistent with Office 365.
These updates have proven successful in driving adoption in Office 365, and will now benefit SharePoint Server. Using the cloud as a baseline, we’re bringing the most compelling communications and collaborative experiences to customers of SharePoint 2019. These investments include the introduction of Communications Sites, Team News, and modern Team Sites to include Lists and Libraries and in support of broader data mobility the Next Generation Sync Client (NGSC) support for reliable access to your documents – anywhere, anytime.
As with SharePoint Server 2016, for SharePoint Server 2019 we continue to derive our on-premises server from our platform investments in SharePoint Online with new native support for hybrid scenarios that can be configured during your deployment.
Business process improvements
We know that customers worldwide use SharePoint to support collaboration, search, business process automation, and custom business applications; and we know that many customers rely on SharePoint Server for mission-critical workloads. We know it’s not always easy to move your business, your workloads, to the cloud so we’re investing in supporting the use of process automation and forms technologies such as Microsoft PowerApps and Flow to connect with your on-premises data with 2019.
SharePoint Server 2019 has been optimized for the way you work, with a familiar, consistent view of information, collaboration, and process. At the same time, IT will benefit from a comprehensive, easily managed and integrated platform that meets the needs of the business today and tomorrow.
You can download your copy of the SharePoint Server 2019 Public Preview here .
While you read this next chapter, please be aware that some information may be updated or slightly changed until the final product is released.
If you have any feature related questions, please visit the SharePoint Server 2019 Preview Forum .
Make yourself familiar with the product. Work on your individual SharePoint 2019 upgrade strategy if you plan to stay on-prem. Make sure to take yourself enough time to get familiar with new features and benefits and set up a migration plan with a well-planned and reasonable schedule. If this is your first SharePoint Migration you should consider getting advice and support from Microsoft Consulting Services, Microsoft Premier or your local Microsoft Partner to get this job done the proper way.
Any further questions? Please use the SharePoint Server 2019 Preview Forum .
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