What's New in SharePoint 2016

This course helps IT professionals expand on their current SharePoint knowledge and learn what's new in SharePoint Server 2016. It provides you information on planning and installing SharePoint 2016, along with new patching options.
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(12)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 24, 2017
Duration
1h 57m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introducing SharePoint 2016
Preparing for Installation
Installing
Adding a Feature Pack to Existing Deployment
Using Zero Downtime Patching (ZDP)
Reviewing Service Applications
PowerShell Commands
Exploring Hybrid Configuration
Understanding the New, Upgraded, and Deprecated Features
Description
Course info
Rating
(12)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 24, 2017
Duration
1h 57m
Description

If you need to expand on your current SharePoint knowledge and focus specifically on what's new in SharePoint Server 2016, this course is for you. In What's New in SharePoint 2016, you will be introduced to all the new features and functionality. First, you will learn how to plan for and install SharePoint 2016. Next, you will dive into feature packs and how to apply them to your SharePoint 2016 deployment using Zero Downtime Patching (ZDP). Furthermore, you'll discover changes made to SharePoint service applications, and how easy it is to deploy a hybrid environment with Office 365 and SharePoint 2016 on-prem. Finally, you'll also learn about the changes introduced in SharePoint 2016 PowerShell. When you are finished with this course, you will have discovered what's new, removed, and changed in SharePoint Server 2016, making it easy for you to see how SharePoint Server 2016 can benefit your organization.

About the author
About the author

Brian Alderman is a Microsoft MVP, and has his Master's in Computer Information Systems. Since 1995, he has held several Microsoft certifications that currently include; MCT, MCSE for SharePoint, MCSA for Office 365, MCITP for SQL Server(R), MCSA and MCSE for Windows Server(R), and also his PMP certification. Brian's publications include SQL Server 2000 Administration, SharePoint 2010 Administrator's Companion and Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Administration Inside Out, and he is an active speaker at SharePoint Industry conferences including SharePoint Saturday's, SPLive, DevIntersection, SharePoint Fest, and Microsoft Ignite.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Brian Alderman, and welcome to my course on What's New in SharePoint 2016. I'm a Microsoft MVP, as well as an MCT, and I'm a trainer, author of a couple Microsoft Press books, speak at several SharePoint conferences around the world, and also do some consulting for my company called MicroTechPoint. Now SharePoint 2016 has many improvements in the performance, stability, mobility, and hybrid areas, and I want to take your knowledge that you already have with the previous versions of SharePoint, and expand on that knowledge by providing you the details of what you need to know, and what's new in SharePoint 2016. So this course is going to focus on those new features and functionality that are available in 2016 as an IT pro. We're going to talk about what's new, changed, and deprecated in this version of SharePoint. We're going to look at installing SharePoint, and we're going to look about the MinRoles, a very powerful feature that improves the performance of your servers. We'll talk about feature packs. No longer do we have to wait for Microsoft to release another flavor of SharePoint, we're going to get updates, additional features and functionality delivered to us periodically, and we'll also talk about Hybrid. Microsoft is big on Hybrid, and I want to make sure you see what they've done in SharePoint 2016 to make that hybrid configuration much easier. So by the end of this course you're going to see why SharePoint 2016 may be beneficial to you, but before we begin this course you should be familiar with SharePoint 2013 or maybe even SharePoint 2010. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about SharePoint 2016 with the What's New in SharePoint 2016 course at Pluralsight.

Preparing for Installation
Hello, and welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Brian Alderman, and we're going to continue our discussion on What's New in SharePoint 2016. In order for you to use 2016 you need to install it, but I don't want you just jumping out and installing SharePoint without preparing for it because what I want to do is I want to avoid R&R. Now I know that sounds odd. R&R is normally rest and relaxation, but in this case it's rip and replace. I don't want you to have to install SharePoint multiple times, so we're going to take the time here to make sure you're properly prepared for that installation. Now I've already mentioned the fact we want to avoid R&R, and one of the steps that we can take to avoid the rip and replace is to make sure we have the proper security settings. So we want to make sure the account that we're going to be using for performing the installation has all the security settings necessary to not only perform the installation, but also access SQL Server that's going to host our content. In addition to security settings, we need to be aware of the permissions necessary, so we're going to talk about several different permissions, and of course, we need to be familiar with the hardware requirements, as well as the software requirements, in order to perform a successful installation, and lastly, I want you to join me as we walk through the installation of the prerequisites because without these we can't complete the installation of SharePoint Server 2016. So let's begin by discussing the security settings that we need to successfully install SharePoint.

Installing
Welcome back to Pluralsight. Again, my name is Brian Alderman, and I'm excited to continue our exploration of what's new in SharePoint 2016, and if you joined me in the previous module, we've gone through everything necessary to prepare the machine or the server for the installation, and now the exciting part of walking through the installation is what we're going to do in this module. Specifically, I want to review the installation process. Do I want to perform a GUI installation or use a command line utility to complete the installation? And, we're going to talk about the new feature introduced in SharePoint 2016 called MinRoles. These are extremely powerful. You'll want to take advantage of these because it's going to allow you to optimize each server in your farm by choosing an appropriate MinRole for that server, and of course, you may have an existing SharePoint installation that you want to upgrade. We'll talk briefly about the upgrade requirements for SharePoint 2016, and lastly, we'll roll up our sleeves, and we will perform an installation of SharePoint.

Adding a Feature Pack to Existing Deployment
Welcome back to Pluralsight. My name is Brian Alderman, and we're going to continue our journey through the exploration of what's new in SharePoint 2016, and we've got a doozy here. They're called feature packs. Feature packs are going to rock your world in SharePoint 2016, and make 2016 last a little longer, if that makes any sense. If it doesn't, it will by the end of the module. What we're going to talk about first is an introduction of feature packs. I'm going to give you some detail, things that you need to know about feature packs, and why I'm so excited about them. Then we're going to look at determining your current SharePoint build, and in a previous module I mentioned we had to have a certain build number of SharePoint 2013 in order to upgrade to SharePoint 2016. We're going to look at where we find that build number. Then we're going to take a look at what exactly is involved with Feature Pack 1, and why I'm so excited about it. Now this portion of this entire module is specific to Feature Pack 1, so if Microsoft decides to release 15 more feature packs you can come back and view this, and this portion of the video won't be applicable because you're going to be on Feature Pack 50 versus Feature Pack 1, and the enhancements and fixes will be quite different, and then we're going to bebop back out to our image where we worked together to install the prerequisites, install SharePoint 2016. We're sitting there at RTM, the Release to Manufacturing version, and I'm going to show you how to apply a Feature Pack to that RTM version.

Reviewing Service Applications
Welcome back to Pluralsight. We're going to continue our discussion on What's New in SharePoint 2016, specifically for IT pros, and you can't talk about SharePoint without talking about Service Apps because quite honestly, if you installed SharePoint, spun up a web app, and let your users have access to all of the documents in your intranet, but didn't spin up any service apps you're going to have some unhappy campers there, so we're going to talk about what's different in the SharePoint 2016 Service Apps space, and specifically, we're going to talk about those service apps that you're familiar with already, and what you can do to upgrade some of the service apps to SharePoint Server 2016, so you don't have to start from scratch, which means we need to understand what the requirements are for the use of Service Applications SharePoint 2016, and we have some special steps for a couple of the Service Apps, specifically the Search Service App, and the User Profile Service App, so I'm going to spend a little extra time on those two service apps, so again, you can take that content you're currently using, and just nicely migrate it to SharePoint 2016. I will talk about some of the Service Application changes. We've lost a couple, we've gained one, and we'll talk about those as we go through this module as well, and then we're going to talk about those that, yeah, they're not so friendly with SharePoint 2016 in the upgrade sense, so I'll talk about the requirements for those non-upgradeable service apps.

PowerShell Commands
Thanks again for joining me here at Pluralsight. We're going to continue our conversation around the exploration of what's new in SharePoint 2016, but this time we're instead of talking about Graphical User Interface interaction we're going to talk about PowerShell. PowerShell is probably the sharpest tool that you have in your tool belt. It opens up tons of doors for you because it's versatile. Not only does it work with SharePoint, it works with SQL Server, Active Directory, Exchange. You need to know PowerShell. If you haven't learned PowerShell, at least step out into our library here in Pluralsight, and view one of our beginner courses on PowerShell, but I'm going to guess because you're here viewing, What's New in SharePoint 2016 you've been working with PowerShell for a while. So what we're going to do is we're going to focus on the new PowerShell commands, specifically to SharePoint. By the way, I have some links about PowerShell commands in our course resources. In fact, we're going to spend some time taking a peek at those links, and then we're going to look at some cmdlets that didn't make the cut. Yeah, they're discontinued. Why? Because features and functionality was deprecated in SharePoint Server 2016, so we no longer need those PowerShell commands, and then we're going to hope out to a SharePoint Server 2016 farm, and explore some of these new PowerShell commands.

Exploring Hybrid Configuration
You can't think about SharePoint without thinking about hybrid. Microsoft is pretty adamant about getting everyone in the cloud or at least a combination of on-prem and in the cloud. In fact, at one point, there wasn't even going to be a SharePoint Server 2016. They were thinking about not even releasing another on-prem version, saying you need to go to Office 365 or we need to spin up SharePoint in Azure, but because of consumer demand they decided to release another version, and hopefully there'll be another version of on-prem, but as they're releasing these versions they're making it easier and easier for you to configure a hybrid environment because they want you to have that type of infrastructure. So what we're going to do in this module is take a look at what SharePoint 2016 Hybrid has to offer. Make sure you understand what it's all about, and then if you decide to go that route we're going to look at what you need to take into consideration before you integrate the two platforms. Then we're going to talk about the components that will be involved in this integration. Then we're going to drill into the SharePoint Server 2016 side, and see what the requirements are on that side, and then we'll flip out to the cloud side, and take a look at the Office 365 requirements, and finally, we'll do a little exploration of the available hybrid configuration options.