create a SharePoint 2016 foundation
after the last ignite I have read that there will be no SharePoint 2016 Foundation.
I suggest you create a foundation Version of the SharePoint 2016, because there are many customers who want to use the foundation.
Thanks for your feedback! Although we appreciate your time and effort to give us this feedback, it’s not something we’re planning to do right now.
Three days ago, we announced the General Availability of SharePoint Server 2016. Read here to learn more about the announcement: https://blogs.office.com/2016/05/04/sharepoint-server-2016-your-foundation-for-the-future/
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SharePoint 2016 Foundation is needed!
Mike Beutler commented
This really kicks the users migrating from SBS 2011 right in the nads. They will all be upgrading to Server 2016 in the next 3 years and have NO replacement for MOSS. It's already bad enough they have to buy Exchange separately now. Microsoft clearly doesn't care about small business. If it weren't for archaic apps like QuickBooks I wouldn't even be using Windows Server anymore. Keep giving me reasons to look elsewhere and I will overcome those obstacles as well.
This is a great error from Microsoft
A lot of small companies try this version before doing a big investment.
please add foundation to the new version
I agree, we need SharePoint 2016 foundation
Totally agree too
I use SharePoint Foundation to introduce SharePoint functionality to small companies that are afraid of new concepts. This gives them a chance to play and review without a major cost or the limitations of a trail that will expire. If they get tied up with other work they can come back to it.
Foundation is needed! Unfortunately now I'll worry that they'll just kill it off again come next version...
Please back Sharepoint Foundation!!!!!!!!
We use Foundation to provide an intranet information portal for employees. Office365 and SharePoint Online are fine, but we have piloted them and found no return over our internal solution for which Foundation is a perfect fie. If there is no Foundation long term we will migrate to another solution sooner than later.
I agree. I have many customers, municipalities, hospitals, schools, that use Foundation. It is a shame that Microsoft will support on-premises, but only for enterprises.
I'm an independent SharePoint developer and in many cases I use SP Foundation as a low cost, entry point for small organizations, who already have Windows Server licenses and no intranet. Once they love the tool and grow their business they can upgrade to SP Server.
SharePoint Foundation is a valuable add-on to Windows Server. Please continue to include it.
Jon Scarpa commented
Microsoft, please release a SharePoint Foundation 2016. Thank you,
SharePoint server is paid for in our Production environment. Sharepoint Foundation was used in our Sub production environments for POC work. We also use it in our sub production TFS environments. If the POCs and sub production tooling now comes with a SharePoint Server licensing costs we may abandon it all together. O365 is not an option for us.
Dropping foundation is just another push to open source. MS should be making it easier and cheaper to use their products instead of more complicated and more expensive. SharePoint foundation is the Koolaid that gets a small business to buy into unified communications. It is a gateway to full sharepoint, exchange, Lync and SQL.
Not everyone believes in the cloud subscription model or even has the ability to use cloud based services. Also the ROI for a 50-150 person organization does not exist in the cloud and that is the sweet spot for foundation with third party solutions.
Well done Microsoft. First baiting the market with free versions over many years and then forcing customers to upgrade to the retail versions and then skim off the market with licenses.
Fine fashion! Microsoft will lose again Image and customers will be migratie into other products (like open source).
Plese create a SharePoint 2016 foundation version!
Guenther Schmidt commented
Totally agree with Stefan. SharePoint foundation ist also a business for Plattform for many Microsoft Partners, Nintex, bamboo solutions, ....
Charles Babcock commented
It was plain stupid to omit foundation. Many companies will just never buy SharePoint server. Also, eliminating the ability to use SQL Express. Double stupid.
My company have deployed many SharePoint Foundation Farms. If there is really no foundation version, we will be like many Companies forced to switch to an Open sourced version instead.
If Foundation is still available, then there is still a chance for my Company to convert some Foundation users to Server version.