New features in November 2016 PU for SharePoint Server 2016 (Feature Pack 1)

APPLIES TO: no2013 yes2016 no2019 noSharePoint Online

For a list of updates and associated KB articles for SharePoint Server 2016, SharePoint 2013, and SharePoint 2010, see SharePoint Updates.

Summary of features

The following table provides a summary of the new features and enhancements that are included in the November 2016 Public Update for SharePoint Server 2016 (Feature Pack 1) release.

Feature Description More information
MinRole enhancements
The MinRole feature in SharePoint Server 2016 now includes two new server roles and enhanced support for small farms.
For more information, see "Minrole enhancements" in Overview of MinRole Server Roles in SharePoint Server 2016.
SharePoint Custom Tiles
SharePoint administrators can now add SharePoint and Office 365 workloads as custom tiles in SharePoint app launcher.
For more information, see Custom Tiles in SharePoint Server 2016.
Hybrid Taxonomy
Hybrid Taxonomy is a new solution that you can use to create and maintain a shared taxonomy between your SharePoint Server 2016 farm and your SharePoint Online tenant.
For more information, see SharePoint Hybrid Taxonomy.
Administrative Actions Logging
The Administrative Actions Logging feature provides logging around common SharePoint administrative actions to aid SharePoint administrators in troubleshooting changes to their farm.
For more information, see Using Administrative Actions logging in SharePoint Server 2016 topic.
OneDrive API for SharePoint on-premises and Office 365
The OneDrive API provides a support for access to files located in SharePoint Server 2016 and in Office 365. Use it to work with data stored in OneDrive and across SharePoint sites.
For more information, see OneDrive API.
SharePoint Hybrid Auditing
This new feature for SharePoint Server 2016 lets administrators view user activity logs in the Microsoft 365 admin center.

Note: This feature is no longer available in SharePoint Server 2016 starting with the Security update for SharePoint Enterprise Server 2016: November 12, 2019.
For more information, see SharePoint Hybrid Auditing (Preview).
OneDrive for Business modern experience
OneDrive for Business end user experience has been updated with new functionalities from O365.
The OneDrive for Business modern user experience requires an active Software Assurance contract at the time it is enabled.
For more information, see Configure the OneDrive for Business modern user experience.

See also


SharePoint Server

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