A few years ago some people thought the On-Premise version of SharePoint would disappear with the fast-development of SharePoint Online in Office 365.
Well SharePoint on premise is not dead yet. Recently, Microsoft has revealed some of the new features making people expecting about the 2019 release.
Let’s have a closer look at the announced features:
New SharePoint 2019 features
Sync Client Support
The current version of on-premise SharePoint doesn’t provide Sync Client support. In SharePoint 2019, users will experience a fast and reliable synchronization experience with OneDrive.
New User eXperience
There were no big interface differences between the 2013 and 2016 version. SharePoint 2019 will have a new modern user experience, similar to the one available in SharePoint Online. This will provide:
- A consistent user experience across Windows, OneDrive, Office 365 and SharePoint.
- A modern look and feel across Communication and Team Site
- A fully compatible mobile experience
Integration with Flow and PowerApps
The new version of SharePoint will support Flow and PowerApps integration. However we don’t know yet if this will be supported for a 100% on-premise platform, as these 2 services currently only are available in the cloud.
SharePoint 2019 is expected to be released with enhanced hybrid capability. At the moment we don’t have much information on the exact feature, so let’s be patient.
Once again don’t expect major changes on this new SharePoint version, since 2013 the platform is evolving slowly (not badly though). With SharePoint 2019 what is clear is that the on-premise version looks a lot like the online version, should we understand that the SharePoint on-premise version is coming at an end?