SharePoint 2016 hits Release to Manufacturing (RTM)

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Today marks an auspicious milestone for Microsoft’s content management platform, SharePoint Server 2016. Specifically, the on-premise and cloud-based content management solution has hit Release to Manufacturing (RTM), meaning that customers will soon have access to its enhanced features.

Here’s a video providing an update on what’s new in SharePoint 2016, care of the Microsoft Office Blog:

Customers will be able to access SharePoint Service 2016 in early May from Microsoft’s Volume Licensing Service Center, and you can learn more about the solution by accessing a reviewer’s guide or downloading a trial version. Microsoft will also be hosting a live online event on May 4, where the company will provide information on their vision and future plans for the solution. You can register for this event here.

Here’s Microsoft’s take on the importance of SharePoint Server 2016 to the company cloud services line of business:

Billions of documents are stored on SharePoint sites—making it the center of content management and collaboration for over a decade. Whether enabling students to work together or helping a company transform its entire intranet, we have continually evolved SharePoint to meet the changing needs of the digital workplace.

As work teams become more dynamic and digital content growth continues to skyrocket, SharePoint will play an ever increasing role in enabling content collaboration for the new way of working. As a part of Microsoft’s broader ambition to reinvent productivity, we are on a mission to make SharePoint more simple, mobile, intelligent and secure to help customers unlock the value of having it as an integrated part of Office 365. This year, we will release significant new innovations spanning user experiences, document collaboration, mobile enhancements and platform improvements that will redefine modern content collaboration.

If your organization uses SharePoint to manage your content and communications, then today marks an important event. If you’re just now beginning to think about how to manage your content, then you’ll want to head over to Microsoft’s various resource and check out SharePoint Server 2016 as a viable option.