Great news - SharePoint Server 2016 Trial is available!
After announcement of SharePoint Server 2016 and Project Server 2016 RC in office blog post on January 20, 2016. The blog post contains link to download the RC bit. However the download link is no longer available, because today Microsoft release SharePoint 2016 and Project Server 2016 Trial. Yes, all previously downloadable link such as CTP, Beta, and RC are no longer available. Started from March 7, 2016 a new download for SharePoint Server 2016 and Project Server 2016 is available through: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=51493 There are 2 separate trial keys:
- SharePoint Server 2016 : NQGJR-63HC8-XCRQH-MYVCH-3J3QR
- Project Server 2016 : Y2WC2-K7NFX-KWCVC-T4Q8P-4RG9W
Both will valid for 180 days. **But why 180 days? ** My feeling, this is another great news. Within 180 days you must upgrade to final release. So tracking back to the initial announcement date on March 7, 2016 then we are starting to count down the SharePoint 2016 and Project Server 2016 release. So finger crossed, for early adopter! Go and download your bits to plan for your Production!