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It has never been clearer how important simple but powerful collaboration tools are to the success of organizations of all sizes. This has driven our vision since the beginning and we are profoundly thankful for your support growing SharePoint as the leading collaboration platform for over 135 million people and 4000 partners delivering innovative solutions. The SharePoint team has always been incredibly passionate about leapfrogging expectations and today we’re excited to announce the preview of the next version of SharePoint.
It’s been a busy year. Last June we expanded the simplicity and reach of SharePoint 2010 through our Office 365 cloud service. Since then, tens of thousands of organizations with millions of users have moved to Office 365 to improve their productivity, reduce costs and enable IT to partner with users to drive their organizations forward. The team has been working on both quarterly updates to SharePoint Online and our most exciting release of SharePoint yet. With the new release, we are delivering SharePoint as a service and server simultaneously for the first time and laying the foundation to deliver significant new capabilities to the cloud first in the future.
This is the first of many blog posts with more details to come in subsequent posts and at the 2012 SharePoint Conference. The highlights:
Again, this just scratches of the surface of all the new capabilities that we will cover in future posts.
Given our history supporting ISPs and large enterprises, SharePoint was designed from the beginning with cloud principles of statelessness, load balancing and partitioning. SharePoint 2010 added native multi-tenancy and content and search scalability to hundreds of millions of documents. With Office 365, we introduced a massive scale service fabric (deployment, monitoring, disaster recovery, etc.) to run tens of thousands of servers in multiple datacenters supporting hundreds of millions of users.With SharePoint 15 we take the next step in investments for both Office 365 and on-premises SharePoint. New architectures like Velocity Distributed Caching, SQL Server Sparse Columns and Shredded Content Storage allow us to support more users, content and events with lower SQL Server I/O and better overall performance. Our new Profile Storage and Sync system increases directory freshness and supports our new social networking features. Finally, major tuning of our Page Rendering Framework reduces server-side rendering 50% and improves client-side rendering with the largest gains coming in Office 365 where we add Content Delivery Network support. Again, we’ll cover a lot more here in the future.
While designing the next wave, our team met with hundreds of customers and partners around the world which influenced not only the evolution of the product but also the guidance that we will update in this blog and on MSDN and TechNet. I wanted to emphasize two points as we roll-out the new release:
Thanks for reading our first post on the new wave. We hope you:
Thanks again!Jeff Teper Corporate Vice President SharePoint