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Channel spotlight: SharePoint 2016

By Vlad Catrinescu    |    May 17, 2017

The launch of channels is the beginning of a more focused, guided way to learn. With the ability to create, follow and share channels, skilling up and accomplishing goals becomes easier and more customizable.

For more info on channels, check out this new experience here. Or, dive into one of our new channels from author and SharePoint expert, Vlad Catrinescu. Explore his custom channel: Deploying and Managing SharePoint 2016

I created this channel after Microsoft released the 70-339 exam to help my followers find SharePoint 2016 training on Pluralsight. The goal of this channel is not to be a complete 70-339 study guide, but to build a collection of courses that will teach SharePointers how to manage and deploy SharePoint Server 2016. Some courses in the channel (such as Jeff Collin’s Big Picture: SharePoint 2016 On-prem, Online, or Hybrid?) don’t directly map to an objective in the 70-339 exam. But whenever I meet someone at a conference, we face the same dilemma: Should we go to SharePoint 2016 On-Premises or SharePoint Online? Pluralsight channels are the perfect way to showcase all the available training on SharePoint 2016 (and beyond), while also allowing me to put the courses in the order I think is best for viewers!

Channel courses:

Planning for SharePoint Server 2016: Physical Topology and Services

Planning for SharePoint Server 2016: Logical Architecture and Integration

Big Picture: SharePoint 2016 On-prem, Online, or Hybrid?

On-premises Installation of SharePoint 2016

Provision and Configure Web Applications in SharePoint 2016

Configuring Service Applications in SharePoint 2016

Configuring the User Profile Service Application in SharePoint 2016

Implementing a Hybrid SharePoint 2013/2016 Infrastructure

Installing and Configuring Office Online Server

Upgrading Your Farm to SharePoint 2016

SharePoint Security End to End

What’s New in SharePoint 2016


About the author

Vlad Catrinescu is a SharePoint and Office 365 Consultant specializing in SharePoint and SharePoint Online deployments as well as hybrid scenarios. As a Pluralsight Author, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and recognized international speaker, Vlad has helped thousands of users and IT Pros across the globe to better understand and to get the most out of SharePoint. Vlad is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in SharePoint since 2013 and has his own blog at and he often shares his knowledge by speaking at local conferences and community events. Vlad also blogs at CMSWire as well as Computerworld and is often featured in other Microsoft sites such as Redmond Channel Partner. In Addition, Vlad is the recipient of the "Top 25 Office 365 Influencers" award, showcasing him as one of the most influential Office 365 specialists in 2015 demonstrating his expertise and passion for Microsoft's shift towards the cloud in the past years.