Today at Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta there were some interesting announcements during Bill Baer’s and Troy Starr’s session:
- There will be a new major version of SharePoint on-premises, MS is already working on it
- No more Service Packs: Updates are only delivered through Public Updates (PU, formerly called Uber-Cumulative-Updates), there will be no Service Pack for SharePoint 2016
- Feature Packs will bring new functionality, the first one is scheduled for November, the second one for Q2 2017.
More Info on the new Feature Pack can be found at https://blogs.office.com/2016/09/26/announcing-feature-pack-1-for-sharepoint-server-2016-cloud-born-and-future-proof/