Heads-Up: Info on unsupported .NET framework versions (e.g. in SharePoint environments)

In the last two months I have worked on several SharePoint issues where we identified that the servers running SharePoint were still using .NET framework 4.5 or .NET framework 4.5.1 which are unsupported since around a year (supported ended January 12th, 2016 as announced in August 2014): Support Lifecycle for .NET 4.5: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search/16396 Support Lifecycle for .NET…

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January 2017 CU for SharePoint 2013 product family is available for download

The product group released the January 2017 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. For January 2017 CU we have full server packages (also known as Uber packages). No other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint. As this is a common question: Yes, January 2017 CU includes all fixes from January 2017 PU….

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January 2017 CU for SharePoint Server 2016 is available for download

The product group released the January 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 January 2017 CU are available at the following location: KB 3141486 – Update for SharePoint Server 2016 January 2017 (language independent) –…

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SharePoint Server 2016 patching using side-by-side functionality explained

The nature of zero downtime patching is that – during patching – some servers in the farm are already on a higher patch level while other servers are still on the previous patch level. In this situation different servers in the farm will potentially return different javascript files to the client. This can lead to…

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PSConfig improvements announced in August 2016 are now available for SharePoint 2013

With August 2016 CU for SharePoint 2016 we updated PSConfig with a couple of major improvements which I discussed in the following two articles: PSConfig improved error reporting SharePoint Patching and Get-SPProduct -local The good news is that the changes for PSConfig released with August 2016 CU for SharePoint 2016 have been backported to SharePoint…

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SharePoint security fixes released with December 2016 PU and offered through Microsoft Update

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: none SharePoint 2016 Suite: none See the security bulletin below for more details and KB number for the relevant fixes: Security Bulletin MS16-148

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December 2016 CU for SharePoint Server 2016 is available for download

The product group released the December 2016 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 December 2016 CU are available at the following location: KB 3128014 – Update for SharePoint Server 2016 December 2016 (language independent) KB…

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December 2016 CU for SharePoint 2013 product family is available for download

The product group released the December 2016 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. For December 2016 CU we have full server packages (also known as Uber packages). No other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint. As this is a common question: Yes, December 2016 CU includes all fixes from December 2016 PU….

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December 2016 CU for SharePoint 2010 product family is available for download

The product group released the December 2016 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. For December 2016 CU we have full server packages (also known as Uber packages) for SharePoint 2010. As this is a common question: Yes, December 2016 CU includes all SharePoint security fixes released with December 2016 PU. Be aware that…

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