As announced at Microsoft Ignite 2018, SharePoint Server 2019 is expected to be generally available (GA) this month.
The product has been available in Preview since July, with Microsoft saying it will help the user “achieve new levels of reliability and performance, delivering features and capabilities that simplify administration, protect communications and information, and empower users with a mobile, intelligent intranet and content collaboration solutions that work across devices and screens.”
Drawing from the success of SharePoint Online, SharePoint Server 2019 offers new and improved, flexible deployment options. Users can choose from a traditional on-premises deployment, a hosted service powered by SharePoint Online, deployment in Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), or a hybrid configuration.
At Microsoft Ignite in the session SharePoint Server 2019 overview, Hani Loza (Principal PM Manager SharePoint & OneDrive at Microsoft) said, “…SharePoint has a good, solid on-prem presence and SharePoint 2019 affirms our commitment to every SharePoint on-prem customer out there. In addition, SharePoint 2019 brings the cloud innovation to you…it offers the most end-user experiences ever offered in a single release to help modernise your productivity and modernise your IT infrstructure. And with more than 60% of our customers hybrid connected, SharePoint 2019 gets your on-prem environment closer to the cloud by giving you a seamless and consistent experience between what you have in your on-prem farm and your cloud tenancy.”
It is possible there could be a slight delay to the GA release of any product in Preview – as soon as we have confirmation of SharePoint 2019 GA we will let you know here. Stay tuned!