Microsoft announced general availability of SharePoint Server 2019 today. The focus is on team collaboration, user experiences, and hybrid. The SharePoint Server 2019 on-premises version is built on the foundational release of SharePoint Server 2016. The goal is to bring you closer to the cloud and the cloud closer to you.

What’s new with SharePoint Server 2019 on-premises:

  • Flawless user experience between on-premises and cloud and across devices (Modern UI)
  • SharePoint Home
  • Modern Team Sites
  • Modern pages
  • Modern lists
  • Communication Sites
  • SharePoint Mobile App
  • Large file support for uploading files up to 15GB
  • Character support for # and % as supported characters in file and folder names
  • Increasing the URL path length restrictions from 260 Unicode code units to 400
  • Fast site creation creates new sites in seconds
  • Server-side PDF viewer allows rendering PDF documents on the server directly, without the need of a PDF client application
  • SMTP Authentication to be able to use authenticated SMTP when sending out E-Mails
  • PowerApps integration
  • Flow integration

The following features are not available with SharePoint Server 2019 on-premises (Office 365 only):

  • Hub sites
  • Office 365 Groups
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Delve
  • Planner
  • PowerBI

Side notes:

  • InfoPath is still supported in SharePoint Server 2019.
  • It’s not possible to in-place upgrade any older SharePoint Server version (2007/2010/2013/2016) to SharePoint Server 2019.

SharePoint Server 2019 technical documentation