SharePoint History - SharePoint 2016, Online, and before.

On Premise - Software installed and hosted by the customer in customer data center.
Online / Cloud / Office 365 SharePoint - Microsoft provides SharePoint as software as a service (hosting it in Microsoft data centers).


SharePoint 2016 On Premise

Microsoft released SharePoint 2016 in May of 2016 and feature pack 1 in November of 2016. Feature pack 2 should come in the fall of 2017. Key imporvements include hypbrid mode, improved mobile navigation, large file support, expanded support for special characters in filenames, and SharePoint Server 2016 now provides the same data loss prevention capabilities as Office 365.

Office 365 SharePoint / SharePoint Online / SharePoint 2013-16

Office 365 SharePoint Online was out at the end of February 2013. Initially, from the end user perspective, it was identical to the on premise version. Over time, Microsoft added a number of features that are not available on premise including "modern" interface for libraries, custom lists, and pages. 0365 Group SharePoint sites are now center of governance model. We strive to make our training completely compatible with SharePoint Online. To find out what Office 365 team is working on, visit Office Roadmap.

SharePoint 2013 On Premise

Microsoft released the first technical preview to a select group of partners in early 2012 and the public beta in July of 2012. The final version came out in October 2012. Office 365 SharePoint Online was out at the end of February 2013. We worked hard to complete our SharePoint 2013 training and it became available in February of 2013.

SharePoint 2010

Huge improvements to form management using InfoPath, workflows, business data sevices, excel services, management metadata and many other features.
  • SharePoint Foundation
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 - MSS

SharePoint 2007

Fixes many shortcomings of the 2003 product, introduces new features such as Business Data Catalog and InfoPath Form Services
  • Windows SharePoint Services - WSS
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 - MOSS

Microsoft releases version 2.0 products

  • Windows SharePoint Services - WSS (SQL and .NET)
  • Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 (built on top of WSS)

Microsoft releases two products

  • SharePoint Portal Server 2001 for document management and enterprise search (Exchange backend)
  • SharePoint Team Services for collaboration (SQL backend)

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