Microsoft Delays Update of SharePoint Server to Q2 of 2016

Microsoft announced last week that it would be pushing back the release of its next SharePoint Server from 2015 to Q2 of 2016. The first public beta release will not be avilable until the end of 2015, even though executives have been on schedule to discuss the product at its Ignite conference in a couple of weeks.

Officials didn't detail reasons for pushing back SharePoint Server 2016's delivery date, but they also delayed the next release of Windows Server to calendar year 2016, so perhaps there are system dependencies that are interrelated. The next SharePoint Server release will include updates to content management, team collaboration and cloud-connected/hybrid functionality.

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