Cloud or On-Premises? Why Not Go Hybrid With SharePoint 2016?

Given the range of options that businesses have when it comes to hybrid scenarios, companies everywhere struggle with the direction they want to go in. They find themselves asking, “Should we opt for a hybrid solution? Cloud only? Maybe stick with on-premises services?”

With the upcoming SharePoint 2016, businesses no longer need to think strictly of the cloud or on-premises. These systems don’t need to compete against each other any longer; rather, they can now work together to create a hybrid scenario that has the potential to totally reinvent productivity while still helping businesses slowly integrate to the cloud.

Hybrid scenarios in SharePoint 2016 will allow you to integrate your on-premises farm with Office 365 productivity experiences. This allows you to adopt the cloud at your own pace. You can also have a single profile in Office 365, and all of your profile information will be stored there in one easily-accessible location.

When you choose to operate in a hybrid model in SharePoint 2016, you will experience the best of both worlds. The latest model of SharePoint will have new features available via Office 365, including Delve and the Office Graph. These are tools that would otherwise never become available on-premises since they depend on the cloud to operate. This is especially handy if you cannot store data on the cloud due to legal reasons but still want to experience all the benefits that the cloud has to offer.

If you’re a fan of Azure, you can now enjoy searching with some serious horsepower, thanks to SharePoint 2016. You can also experience higher security, better reliability, and lower latency when you directly connect SharePoint 2016 to Azure. For the BI users, don’t worry – BI will continue to be an important play for SharePoint 2016 enterprises getting the most from SharePoint and SQL. BI filters down closer to the users with Power Bi in Office 365, and Business Connectivity Services will continue to bring external big data into your domain for analysis.

SharePoint 2016 will be here before you know it. In the meantime, you can check out our demo of SharePoint 2016 by downloading it here. If you’re looking for a hybrid scenario that just makes sense, talk to the experts here at by calling toll-free at 1-866-780-4678. You can also learn about our many solutions and why we’ve been the perfect choice since 1999 at

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