SharePoint 2016 – On-Prem is not dead!
Contrary to rumour, on-premises SharePoint is not disappearing just because Microsoft want to bring in new functionality on Office 365 Sharepoint first. In fact, on-prem will always be the way forward for businesses who want to keep control of their data and keep it backed up properly.
We still haven’t heard of a replacement for the PowerShell backup commands which used to work across O365 but were taken out! So if you want local backups of your critical business documents and data, you must use 3rd party software – another reason to stick with on-prem!
SharePoint functionality is moving fast, so it’s a shame to be locked into a previous version – therefore Software Assurance (free upgrades) now becomes highly valuable. Even better, we can quote you for Open Value where you can spread payments over 3 years which includes SA, so you get the free upgrade as well as removing upfront capital expense.
So, on-prem is very much alive and the way to go for document management versioning (you are doing that, right?), intranets and collaboration. We can provide the software, licencing and even the hardware configuration which runs it (including Hyper-V to split SQL from SharePoint Server for a scalable solution). Just get in touch!