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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