Microsoft SharePoint

01/02/2017

Microsoft SharePoint Versions

Over the years, and across the versions, there have been quite significant changes to SharePoint. Eident deliver comprehensive training courses for all versions of SharePoint, from basic desktop user level to site builder and admin levels.  The product has evolved enormously; here is an overview of the key new features across the verions:

SharePoint 2016

SharePoint 2016 delivers significant improvements:

  • Cloud-inspired infrastructure. SharePoint Server 2016 represents a new generation of SharePoint that accrues our experience running SharePoint at scale in Office 365 and brings our investments in SharePoint Online to your datacenter to improve performance, reliability, manageability and scale.  SharePoint Server 2016 is derived from the same code used to deliver SharePoint Online
  • Enhanced user experiences. SharePoint Server 2016 brings innovations in user experience from Office 365 to your on-premises farm, 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. And for hybrid customers, there will be a seamless user experience that spans from the datacenter to the cloud. We’ve also improved mobile access and the touch-based experience in team sites.
  • Seamless connection to innovative Office 365 features and experiences. SharePoint Server 2016 allows users to transition smoothly between on-premises sites and Office 365 sites and experiences. For example, users can launch Delve from the on-premises App Launcher to access the new People experiences in Office 365. From there, users can take advantage of intuitive and responsive authoring capabilities in the new Blog experience. These experiences are in Office 365, but the transition from on-premises is seamless. Administrators can also configure easy connections to OneDrive for Business and Yammer.
  • Integrated, unified, hybrid experiences. SharePoint Server also delivers cloud-born innovation through hybrid capabilities and experiences that span, integrate and unify on-premises farms and Office 365.

SharePoint 2013

  • Cross Browser Support
  • Drag/drop Uploads
  • More social features
  • OneDrive integration as a replacement for MySites
  • Addition of the audit centre
  • Re-engineered search facilities

SharePoint 2010

  • Introduction of the “ribbon”
  • Early social networking features
  • Overhaul of the Shared Service Providers in favor of Service Applications and the ability to pool them
  • Sandboxed solutions and client access to the API
  • PowerShell support
  • Two way BCS

SharePoint 2007

  • Introduction of Excel Services
  • Introduction of Content types
  • Introduction of SharePoint Designer (post FrontPage era begins)