SharePoint Server 2016

Additional Technet Forums have been created for two new SharePoint Server 2016 functionalities introduced with Feature Pack 1: Hybrid Auditing: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/home?forum=hybridauditing Hybrid Taxonomy: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/home?forum=hybridtaxonomy You can use these forums for all kind of discussion around these two features.

November 2016 CU for SharePoint Server 2016 contains several new Features: Administrative actions logging for common SharePoint administrative Actions in Central Administration and with Windows PowerShell.. MinRole enhancements to support small and medium-sized farms. A OneDrive for Business modern experience. Custom tiles in the SharePoint app launcher. SharePoint hybrid auditing unified across site collections on-premises […]

SharePoint 2007 Suite: none SharePoint 2010 Suite: Excel Services for SharePoint 2010 Word Automation Services for SharePoint 2010 Office Web Apps 2010 SharePoint 2013 Suite: Word Automation Services for SharePoint 2013 Office Web Apps 2013 SharePoint 2016 Suite: none See the security bulletin below for more details and KB number for the relevant fixes: Security […]

The product group released the Feature Pack 1 for the SharePoint Server 2016 product family. Feature Pack 1 includes all fixes usually released as November 2016 CU but also several new features based on customer feedback, extending support for hybrid scenarios and developer needs, including: Administrative actions logging for common SharePoint administrative Actions in Central […]

The product group released the October 2016 Cumulative Update for SharePoint Server 2016 product family. The KB articles for October 2016 CU are available at the following location: KB 3118372 – Update for SharePoint Server 2016 October 2016 (language independent) KB 3118376 – Update for SharePoint Server 2016 October 2016 (language dependent fixes) KB 3127897 […]

[via SharePoint Team blog] Last May, we announced our vision, strategy, timeline and investment areas for SharePoint in Office 365 and on-premises. We unveiled our plan to bring cloud-born innovation to SharePoint Server 2016. Today, we’re excited to announce details for Feature Pack 1. We’re pleased to announce that we’re ahead of schedule with our […]

The product group released the September 2016 Cumulative Update for SharePoint Server 2016 product family. The KB articles for September 2016 CU are available at the following location: KB 3118289 – Update for SharePoint Server 2016 September 2016 (language independent) KB 3118295 – Update for SharePoint Server 2016 September 2016 (language dependent fixes) KB 3118299 […]

SharePoint 2007 Suite: Excel Services for SharePoint 2007 SharePoint 2010 Suite: Excel Services for SharePoint 2010 Word Automation Services for SharePoint 2010 Office Web Apps 2010 SharePoint 2013 Suite: Excel Services for SharePoint 2013 PowerPoint Services for SharePoint 2013 Word Automation Services for SharePoint 2013 Office Web Apps 2013 SharePoint 2016 Suite: Office Online Server […]

Several customers already reported this problems with managed account passwords after installing the MS16-101 August Security updates for Windows. This security update disables the ability of the Negotiate process to fall back to NTLM when Kerberos authentication fails for password change operations. Due to this change it is no longer possible to use the options […]

SharePoint does not have a build version. Full Stop.

Every other week I receive emails, blog comments, phone calls, … from customers asking about strange behaviors they see in the SharePoint build version of their farm. I have written a couple of articles about this topic but there is still a lot of confusion about “build numbers”, “build version”, “patch level”, … In this […]

SharePoint Patching and Get-SPProduct -local

Sometimes when patching a SharePoint farm with multiple SharePoint servers the SharePoint Configuration Wizard or the Central Admin complains that one or more servers in the farm are missing a specific fix although this fix has actually been installed on these server. If you read certain blog posts or forum entries you will usually find […]

PSConfig improved error reporting

If PSConfig/PSConfigUI encountered a problem it showed a generic error message and pointed to a PSCDiagnostics log with more details. The challenge for administrators was to locate the actual problem description inside this huge log file. This was not very convenient. The main reason for this behavior is, that the main upgrade work is not […]