"Microsoft officials said earlier this year and reiterated at Ignite that SharePoint Server 2016 will not be the last on-premises version of SharePoint. More versions are planned "for the foreseeable future," officials said.Microsoft's SharePoint 2016: What's hybrid got to do with it? | ZDNet
And for those wondering, Microsoft execs say they also won't be dismantling SharePoint Online and replacing it with a bunch of individual, smaller-scoped features in Office 365. The official statement, from a spokesperson: "SharePoint Online will continue to play an important role as the platform underlying a number of Office 365 experiences, including next generation portals like Video, as well as Delve, OneDrive and Team Sites.""
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Microsoft's SharePoint 2016: What's hybrid got to do with it? | ZDNet
Final paragraphs from a Mary Jo Foley SharePoint reality check; also see SharePoint Server 2016 To Rely on Some 'Deprecated' Software (Redmond Magazine)