SharePoint 2016 New Response Header

[This post is based on the SharePoint 2016 Preview — Functionality is not guaranteed to be supported, configured identically, or exist in RTM] SharePoint 2016 includes a new response header. Named X-SP-SERVERSTATE, this one is very simple. It just tells you if the site is Read Only or not. The header is returned on calls to the API endpoint, such as “/_api/search/searchcenterurl”, and calls to “/_vti_bin/”. The value if th
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SharePoint 2016 Durable Links

[This post is based on the SharePoint 2016 Preview — Functionality is not guaranteed to be supported, configured identically, or exist in RTM] SharePoint 2016 Durable Links are the idea that a file can have it’s name changed, or even move locations and the link will still function correctly. This way, if you send someone a link to a document, and down the road change the document name or location, the link stays valid. This feature requires
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Azure SQL PaaS for SharePoint Content Databases

[This post is based on the SharePoint 2016 Preview — Functionality is not guaranteed to be supported, configured identically, or exist in RTM. This functionality is highly likely to not exist in the RTM product and is shown here as an academic exercise.] SharePoint 2016 includes some very interesting features that allow us to take a look at what is being used within SharePoint Online (“the service”). Leveraging Azure SQL PaaS for SharePoint Conte
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Azure Blob Storage for SharePoint Documents

[This post is based on the SharePoint 2016 Preview — Functionality is not guaranteed to be supported, configured identically, or exist in RTM. This functionality is highly likely to not exist in the RTM product and is shown here as an academic exercise.] SharePoint 2016 includes some very interesting features that allow us to take a look at what is being used within SharePoint Online (“the service”). One of these features is Fort Knox
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SharePoint 2016 Large List Auto Indexing

[This post is based on the SharePoint 2016 Preview — Functionality is not guaranteed to be supported, configured identically, or exist in RTM] SharePoint 2016 includes a new large list auto indexing timer job named job-list-automatic-index-management. This job is designed to automatically create list indexes when the List is less than twice the List View Threshold (so a list < 10,000 items by default) on a daily basis. Automatic List Index fun
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Using a CDN for Static Resources on SharePoint 2016

[This post is based on the SharePoint 2016 Preview — Functionality is not guaranteed to be supported, configured identically, or exist in RTM] SharePoint 2016 includes a feature to use a CDN for static resources, such as JavaScript. And what better CDN to leverage than SharePoint Online? Configuration is fairly simple. Enable CDN, configure it to point to static.sharepointonline.com, and set up a Side by Side token which matches your farm build n
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