March 2017 CU for SharePoint Server 2016 is available for download

The product group released the March 2017 Cumulative Update for SharePoint Server 2016 product family.
This CU also includes Feature Pack 1 which was released with November 2016 CU.
The KB articles for March 2017 CU are available at the following location:

  • KB 3178672 – Update for SharePoint Server 2016 March 2017 (language independent)
  • KB 3178675 – Update for SharePoint Server 2016 March 2017 (language dependent fixes)
  • No fixes released for Office Online Server 2016

The download for March 2017 CU is available through the following link:

Be aware that as well the language independent and the language dependent fix is required to fully patch a SharePoint server as each SharePoint installation comes with a language independent component and a language dependent component. If additional language pack are added later (only) the language dependent fix has to be applied again.
It is irrelevant which language you pick on the drop down in download center. Even the language dependent fixes are all in the same package for all languages.
After installing the fixes you need to run the SharePoint 2016 Products Configuration Wizard on each machine in the farm. If you prefer to run the command line version psconfig.exe ensure to have a look here for the correct options.
SharePoint 2016 March 2017 CU Build Numbers:
Language Independent fix: 16.0.4510.1001
Language Dependent fix: 16.0.4510.1001
To understand the different version numbers please have a look at my article which explains the different SharePoint build numbers.
You can use the SharePoint Server 2016 Patch Build Numbers Powershell Module to identify the patch level of all SharePoint components.
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