New features in November 2016 PU for SharePoint Server 2016 (Feature Pack 1)
APPLIES TO: 2013 2016 2019 Subscription Edition SharePoint in Microsoft 365
For a list of updates and associated KB articles for SharePoint Server 2016, SharePoint 2013, and SharePoint 2010, see SharePoint Updates.
Summary of features
The following table provides a summary of the new features and enhancements that are included in the November 2016 Public Update for SharePoint Server 2016 (Feature Pack 1) release.
||The MinRole feature in SharePoint Server 2016 now includes two new server roles and enhanced support for small farms.
||For more info, see "Minrole enhancements" in Overview of MinRole Server Roles in SharePoint Server 2016.
|SharePoint Custom Tiles
||SharePoint admins can now add SharePoint and Microsoft 365 workloads as custom tiles in SharePoint app launcher.
||For more info, see Custom Tiles in SharePoint Server.
||Hybrid Taxonomy is a new solution that you can use to create and maintain a shared taxonomy between your SharePoint Server 2016 farm and your SharePoint in Microsoft 365 tenant.
||For more info, see SharePoint Hybrid Taxonomy.
|Administrative Actions Logging
||The Administrative Actions Logging feature provides logging around common SharePoint administrative actions to aid SharePoint admins in troubleshooting changes to their farm.
||For more info, see Using Administrative Actions logging in SharePoint Server 2016 topic.
|OneDrive API for SharePoint on-premises and Microsoft 365
||The OneDrive API provides a support for access to files located in SharePoint Server 2016 and in Microsoft 365. Use it to work with data stored in OneDrive and across SharePoint sites.
||For more info, see OneDrive API.
|SharePoint Hybrid Auditing
||This new feature for SharePoint Server 2016 lets administrators view user activity logs in the Microsoft 365 admin center.
Note: This feature is no longer available in SharePoint Server 2016 starting with the Security update for SharePoint Enterprise Server 2016: November 12, 2019.
|For more info, see SharePoint Hybrid Auditing (Preview).
|OneDrive modern experience
||OneDrive user experience has been updated with new functionalities from Microsoft 365.
The OneDrive modern user experience requires an active Software Assurance contract at the time it is enabled.
|For more info, see Configure the OneDrive modern user experience.