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…

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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…

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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…

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August 2016 CU for SharePoint Server 2016 is available for download

The product group released the August 2016 Cumulative Update for SharePoint Server 2016 product family. This is the second CU for SharePoint Server 2016 after RTM. The KB articles for August 2016 CU are available at the following location: KB 3115437 – Update for SharePoint Server 2016 August 2016 (language independent) KB 3115441 – Update…

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

The product group released the August 2016 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. For August 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, August 2016 CU includes all fixes from August 2016 PU….

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SharePoint Server 2016 Zero Downtime Patching Start to Finish

As an add-on to my previous blog post about SharePoint Server 2016 Zero Downtime Patching Neil Hodgkinson, Bob Fox and Karl Reigel recorded a video which demonstrates Zero Downtime Patch from Start to Finish: SharePoint Server 2016 Zero Downtime Patching Start to Finish Have a look at the video – the first 10 minutes are more…

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

The product group released the July 2016 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. As this is a common question: Yes, July 2016 CU includes all SharePoint security fixes released with July 2016 PU. Be aware that CU is a Post-SP2 hotfix. It is required to have SP2 installed before installing the CU. It…

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

SharePoint 2007 Suite: none SharePoint 2010 Suite: 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: SharePoint Server 2016 Office Online Server 2016 See the security bulletin below for more details and KB number for the relevant fixes:…

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

The product group released the July 2016 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. For July 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, July 2016 CU includes all fixes from July 2016 PU….

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July 2016 CU for SharePoint Server 2016 is available for download

The product group released the July 2016 Cumulative Update for SharePoint Server 2016 product family. This is the second CU for SharePoint Server 2016 after RTM. The KB articles for July 2016 CU are available at the following location: KB 3115299 – Update for SharePoint Server 2016 July 2016 (language independent) – this is also…

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