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is current Office 365 based on SharePoint 2013?

    Question

  • Is currently released Office 365 SharePoint based on SharePoint 2013?

    Next Office 365 release will be based on SharePoint 2016?

    Thanks for any information!

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 8:32 PM

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  • That 2013 describes the UI version of the site, which is either 2013 or 2010 and has nothing to do with the version of the code running the system.  Office 365 is and has been running 2016 bits for some time.  To check for sure append the following to the end of the URL for your root site _vti_pvt/service.cnf.  You'll get something back like this:

    vti_encoding:SR|utf8-nl vti_extenderversion:SR|16.0.0.5708

    AS you can see, my tenant is on 16.0.0.5708 - Which is SharePoint 2016, not 2013.


    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
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    • Marked as answer by QuickLaunch Monday, September 19, 2016 8:36 PM
    Sunday, September 18, 2016 5:17 PM

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  • Office 365 is already running on SharePoint 2016.  Check the build number embedded in the pages.  Its 16....

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
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    • Proposed as answer by Beau Cameron Friday, September 16, 2016 9:22 PM
    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 8:33 PM
  • Hi,

    Try to create the Office 365 trial version to understand more about and its feature.

    You can easily see the version on your SharePoint online admin panel,here is just replace your tenant name

    https://tenantname-admin.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/online/SiteCollections.aspx

    My Office 365 shows like this image,


    Murugesa Pandian | MCPD | MCTS | SharePoint 2010 |

    Sunday, September 18, 2016 3:08 AM
  • That 2013 describes the UI version of the site, which is either 2013 or 2010 and has nothing to do with the version of the code running the system.  Office 365 is and has been running 2016 bits for some time.  To check for sure append the following to the end of the URL for your root site _vti_pvt/service.cnf.  You'll get something back like this:

    vti_encoding:SR|utf8-nl vti_extenderversion:SR|16.0.0.5708

    AS you can see, my tenant is on 16.0.0.5708 - Which is SharePoint 2016, not 2013.


    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.

    • Marked as answer by QuickLaunch Monday, September 19, 2016 8:36 PM
    Sunday, September 18, 2016 5:17 PM
  • Thanks for your answer. I have question, which is related to this topic:

    Will the UI version 2013 will be updated in the nearer future? Or is that the Modern UI Version? Or am I totally wrong... ?

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 7:50 AM
  • The Modern UI experience is the updated UI version.  But MS probably won't generate a different version number like they did between 2010 and 2013.  With the upgrade to 2013 there was actually  a different location in the file structure for 2013 and 2010.  2010 sites ran using the DLLs in the 14 hive and 2013 ran using the 15 hive.  But sites created in 2016 simply use the 16 hive whether they use the classic UI or the Modern UI.  The model has changed so there is no longer a reason to track or upgrade the UI version number.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 12:04 PM
  • Better late than never: Thank you for your answer, that helped me a lot!
    Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:19 PM