Microsoft updated SharePoint, its popular collaboration and document management product, for 2016. Trainer Brian Alderman has completed his 13-video, 1-hour, What’s New in SharePoint 2016 course that walks learners through all the features that differentiate SharePoint 2016 from the 2013 version. Brian tackles topics including planning, hardware and software requirements, the installation and configuration of SharePoint 2016, as well as what’s new, improved, and deprecated in SharePoint 2016.
We asked Brian about his new course.
Q: Why should companies train their IT professionals in this technology? What value does it bring?
Understanding the new functionality of MinRoles, hybrid deployments, and changing of boundary limitations will provide a better experience for IT pros in the deployment, configuration, and management of SharePoint 2016; not to mention the improvements the end users will see in the search functionality and improved boundaries, like file size uploads. Both the end user and admins will have a better experience with SharePoint Server 2016.
Q: From a learner perspective, what did you keep in mind when creating this course?
I tried to keep in mind that a learner would already be familiar with a previous version of SharePoint, and the learner would want just the nuts and bolts specific to SharePoint Server 2016.
Q: Any out-of-the-box tips for learners to get the most out of your course?
Take SharePoint Server 2016 for a test drive. View the Nuggets that discuss MinRoles, then watch and perform the Beta 2 installation, and then the following Nugget on applying the Release Candidate patch.
Q: What’s one real-world application someone can expect to use, thanks to this course?
Understanding the new MinRoles and how they are used during the installation, and where to find information about the MinRoles in Central Administration.
Q: What was your favorite Nugget to create?
I’d have to say the What’s New, Improved, and Deprecated. This Nugget introduces all the changes in SharePoint Server 2016 and the remaining Nuggets provide the detail on the changes.
Q: What’s the one thing you hope learners take away from this training?
Confidence in understanding, deploying, configuring, and managing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016!
Here’s the first video in Brian’s new course:
Get started with SharePoint 2016 today! Start watching Brian’s new course!