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Bill Baer (ˈbɛər)

Bill Baer (ˈbɛər)

Bill Baer is a Senior Product Manager and Microsoft Certified Master for Microsoft Search, Assistant, and Intelligence at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington.


Hybrid Self-Service Site Creation Now Available in SharePoint Server 2016

Hybrid self-service site creation allows an administrator of SharePoint Server 2016 to redirect the site creation experience to SharePoint Online where users are prompted to create sites through the modern site and group creation flow. To configure hybrid self-service site creation: Install the November 2017 Public Update for SharePoint Server 2016. Once installed, the option to configure hybrid self-service site creation will be available in SharePoint Central Administration. To configure hybrid self-service site creation, select the Web application to configure and follow the configure options.

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Announcing Availability of Feature Pack 2 for SharePoint Server 2016

When we launched SharePoint Server 2016, we shared the vision for SharePoint Server 2016 as a foundational release, born in the cloud, and built for continuous innovation. Today we’re pleased to announce our continued investments on this journey and commitment, the availability of Feature Pack 2. Through the September 2017 Public Update for SharePoint Server 2016 we’re delivering several new features based on customer feedback and developer needs, highlighting these investments, the SharePoint Framework.

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SharePoint Server 2016 and beyond...

Today at the SharePoint Virtual Summit, we unveiled the latest innovations for SharePoint and OneDrive, including powerful integrations across Office 365, Windows and Azure - and while we continue to drive forward with a cloud-first, mobile-first vision - we’re excited to also announce new innovation for our customers on-premises. When we launched SharePoint Server 2016 in May of 2016, we shared a vision of a server that was cloud-born and future-proof.

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SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 Hybrid Scenarios

SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2, released on November 18th, 2015, introduces several new hybrid capabilities that drive end-user familiarity and provide further abstraction of Office 365 when coexisting with SharePoint on-premises to include a new hybrid extensible App Launcher and profile redirection. Extensible App Launcher The App Launcher is a familiar feature in Office and it’s now been extended to SharePoint Server 2016. The App Launcher provides a common location to discover new apps and navigate SharePoint on-premises and Office 365.

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Durable Links in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview

Prerequisites SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview Office Online Server Preview Overview Durable Links provide a resource Id based link for Web Application Open Platform Interface Protocol (WOPI) documents served by SharePoint and Office Online Server. The resource Id assigned to individual documents is stored in the content database related to the source document. When using Durable Links when a user selects a link to a specific document, SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview looks up the file by the resource Id and opens it in Office Online Server Preview.

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Distributed Cache in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview

Overview The Distributed Cache service provides in-memory caching services to several features in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview. Some of the features that use the Distributed Cache service include: Newsfeeds Authentication OneNote client access Security Trimming Page load performance These features use the Distributed Cache for quick data retrieval. The Distributed Cache service stores data in memory and does not have a dependency on databases in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview.

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System Center Operations Management Pack for SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview

A new System Center Operations Manager Management Pack is now available for SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview. The Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview Management Pack is designed to be used for monitoring SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview events, collecting SharePoint component-specific performance counters in one central location, and for raising alerts for operator intervention as necessary. By detecting, sending alerts, and automatically correlating critical events, this management pack helps indicate, correct, and prevent possible service outages or configuration problems, allowing you to proactively manage SharePoint servers and identify issues before they become critical.

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SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview Web Templates

The following table documents all Web Templates available in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview. For a downloadable version see also http://1drv.ms/1Lf6Cin. Name Title Description Compatibility Level ACCSRV#0 Access Services Site Microsoft Access Server 14 ACCSRV#0 Access Services Site Microsoft Access Server 15 ACCSRV#1 Assets Web Database  14 ACCSRV#3 Charitable Contributions Web Database  14 ACCSRV#4 Contacts Web Database  14 ACCSRV#5 Projects Web Database  14 ACCSRV#6 Issues Web Database

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Search Scale and Resiliency Improvements in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview

Improvements in performance and scale in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview search now allow search to scale up to 500 million items, an increase of 250 million items SharePoint Server 2013 [http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787.aspx#Search] based on 10 million items per index partition. In SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview each index partition contains a subset of the whole search index. If the number of indexed items is high in relation to how much memory the server has, affects the query response time negatively.

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SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview Image in Windows Azure Platform Gallery

SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview is now available in the Windows Azure Platform Gallery. The image is based on the current Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter release and includes a complete installation of SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview. Getting Started To get started with SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview on Windows Azure navigate to the Windows Azure Portal (https://manage.windowsazure.com/) and sign-in with your credentials. Select + New. Select Compute, click Virtual Machine and then click From Gallery

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