Today we’re excited to announce availability of both SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview and the new cloud hybrid search preview for SharePoint Server 2013 and 2016. As we continue to develop SharePoint Server 2016, we’re paying close attention to trends in content management, team collaboration, user experiences across devices, and how the cloud can be blended into existing on-premises scenarios in new and compelling ways.
One thing is certain: the advent of the Office 365 service has brought an unprecedented amount of innovation and change to our productivity and collaboration products. In this news roundup we share some improvements we’ve made to help you stay on top of the changes—and, as always, news highlights from the last couple weeks. Enjoy!
Office 365 experts from around the world are contributing to a collection of PowerShell scripts that are designed to automate various procedures that would normally require manual intervention from an IT pro. If that sounds like you, check out our new community GitHub project for Office IT Pro Deployment Scripts.
We introduced you to our new chart types across Office 2016 and dove deeper into a few of them. We showed the effectiveness of Waterfall charts in visualizing financial statements and how hierarchical charts show complicated data with multiple levels and categories. Now, we’ll take a closer look at the last set of chart types: statistical. —Read about Histogram, Pareto and Box and Whisker charts in Office 2016 for Windows.
Earlier this year we announced real-time co-authoring support for Word 2016 as part of the Office 2016 Preview. For the last several months, this feature has been available to preview users co-authoring Word documents stored on SharePoint Online. Today, we are pleased to announce that real-time co-authoring is also available as a first-look for Word documents stored on OneDrive as part of the latest Office 2016 Preview release.
July saw the new Office 2016 for Mac, Office Mobile apps for Windows 10, a preview of new Skype for Business services, and the introduction of Send—the app designed for in-and-out email. Developers have a new way to stay up to date with news, tips and tricks with The Office Dev Show, and Office 365 channels are live on IFTTT. See what else is new in Office 365.