As promised, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2019 is released by the end of 2018. With the public preview out a few months ago, the official release is just as expected. The main focus has been better user experience across multiple devices and better collaboration amongst Teams. Here are a few important features of latest release of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2019.
- Connecting and collaboration experience is improved with better communication sites. There is much flexibility and ease-of-use in the modern design
- Lists are more responsive, with compelling designs and an easy-to-use combination of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2019 with OneDrive.
- Intelligent Intranet experience gives a personalized experience
- Storage of file size has been increased to 15GB and length of path restrictions has been increased from 260 Unicode code units to 400.
- The users can incorporate a combination of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents, multiple images and embedding video content to create visually appealing pages.
As promised earlier this month, Microsoft is right on time to launch its new Exchange Server 2019. With the launch of Microsoft Exchange Server 2019, the long wait of Microsoft enthusiast is over. There are major performance improvements in all new Exchange Server 2019 along with a great end-user experience and added security features.
Security: Recommended to be used over Windows Server 2019 Core, Microsoft Exchange Server 2019 implements added security with TLS 1.2 and improved hashing algorithms for least compromises of security.
User Experience: the most notable feature for users is improved calendaring in which the feature of restricting forwarding of a meeting request. The feature of unified messaging is deprecated and the alternate approach that is provided is using Exchange Server 2019 with Skype for Business Server 2019.
Performance: Solid State Drive (SSD) technology is implemented to provide faster loading of databases along with dual storage read/write capabilities. A total of 48 processor cores are available for the server and 256GB of RAM can be utilized for better performance.
The wait is over and Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2019 is out. Creating hype all over Microsoft partner, the new Skype4B has shown a few features that Microsoft initially promised at Ignite. Let’s have a look at important features of Skype for Business Server 2019:
- Build for cloud customers: the new Skype4B Server makes on-premise users consume services offered to cloud users. Hence this version has shown a hybrid approach to things.
- Migrations to teams: Teams migration is made easy, making on-premise users shift smoothly to the cloud.
- Extended security: Security is maintained through TLS 1.2
- Cloud Call Data Connector: An interesting CQD (Call Quality Dashboard) is available for on-premises users for better call quality management.
- Cloud Voicemail Support: once the users pair up with MS Exchange Server 2019, users can take full advantage of Cloud Voicemail. If you are not planning an Exchange 2019 deployment so soon, you can continue to use Unified Messaging.