Microsoft has just released the public preview of SharePoint server 2019, with the final RTM version expected before the end of 2018.
I thought I would spin up a quick single server farm in Azure to take a quick look-see, few thoughts below with some reference blog posts also linked.
Features to Note
My Quick Thoughts
- Great to see on-going investments in SharePoint Server, on-premises deployments will still seeing the growth I predict
- The modern interface will need some adjusting to for an on-premises business to are used to the same interface and customisation options of the previous few versions
- It certainly feels weird with SharePoint Designer 2013 still being the official tool for management of the 2019 version
- Deprecation of feature generally falling in line with what has occurred in Office 365
Blogs to Check out
- Welcome to SharePoint Server 2019, a modern platform for choice and flexibility (Bill Bear)
- Announcing Availability of SharePoint Server 2019 Preview (Bill Bear)
- What’s New with OneDrive in SharePoint Server 2019 (Stephen Rose)
- Everything You Need to Know about SharePoint Server 2019 (Nik Charlebois)
- SharePoint Server 2019 Preview Reviewer’s Guide (Microsoft)
- SharePoint Server 2019 Quick Start Guide (Microsoft)