2017 UPDATE: if you are looking how to use SharePoint Designer 2013 with SharePoint Online / 2016, then please check out : “There is no SharePoint Designer 2016, but you can still use SharePoint Designer 2013“.
If you followed the social activity on the web ‘post ignite’ you may seen that SharePoint Designer may be killed off in SharePoint 2016. See Ben’s tweet after a session he attended :
Is this for real? If so, what’s going to replace it (if anything). I suspect this is just part of the general move to stop the amount of ‘customisations’ that customer’s currently do in SharePoint. Microsoft can’t maintain and support these long term (as it shackles innovation in the product), so I think it’s probably a good thing. There are often other ways to achieve the same thing in most cases.
What do you think? Will you miss it?
Any updates in an older version do not necessarily means death – SharePoint 2016 is an updated and improved version of SharePoint 2013.
Like all updated versions, SharePoint 2016 aims at delivering more improved user interface, flexible deployment options, and a new & agile IT infrastructure.
Microsoft SharePoint 2016 enables easy customizations. Microsoft community confirmed that SharePoint 2016 is designed, developed and tested with the Microsoft software as a service (SaaS) strategy, at its core.