New and Improved Features of SharePoint 2016 – 3

Hi guys, let us continue to explore the new and improved features about SharePoint 2016.

Sharing Improvements

SharePoint Server 2016 has many new sharing improvements available. Including:

  • Create and share a folder


  • Sharing hit
  • See who the folder is shared with when viewing a folder.


  • Members can share

Unlike the past versions of SharePoint, now members of a site can share the site on SharePoint 2016. Users can also grant the permission they have on a file or folder to other people.

  • Improved invitation email
  • One-click email to approve or deny a request for access

Site Folders

The Site Folders view is a new feature of SharePoint 2016, which allows you to view document libraries of any site that you are following in one single location.

Sites Page Pinning

This is a new feature of SharePoint 2016, it can help users see and follow sites. Users can pin any sites to the site page.

SMTP Connection Encryption

SharePoint Server 2016 supports sending email to SMTP servers that use STARTTLS connection encryption.


Zero Downtime Patching

Now SharePoint 2016 removes the downtime requirements when you update SharePoint servers. And the size and number of packages will be greatly reduced.

SharePoint Business Intelligence

SharePoint Server 2016 now supports SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.1 and the Power Pivot add-in and Power View.

The following SharePoint Server 2016 business intelligence features are available when you upgrade to SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.1:

  • Power Pivot Gallery
  • Scheduled Data Refresh
  • Workbooks as a Data Source
  • Power Pivot Management Dashboard
  • Power View reports
  • Power View Subscriptions
  • Report Alerting

SharePoint Search

SharePoint Search Server Application has significant changes to its deployment.

Search supports now support indexing of up to 500 million items per Search Server application.