Updated Product Servicing Policy for SharePoint 2013

You have a SharePoint 2013 farm on a patch level before April 2017 CU and you plan to keep it running after April 10th, 2018? Start patching! As communicated earlier, Mainstream support for SharePoint 2013 will end April 10th, 2018. After this date only security fixes will be provided for SharePoint 2013. Regular hotfixes can no…


Changes in the TimerJobHistory table maintenance introduced in November 2017 CU for SharePoint 2013

[The blog post below is based on the information collected by Derek Smay and Alexander Peter, two Microsoft Premier Field Engineers located in the US]   Overview One of the changes in the November 2017 CU for SharePoint 2013 affects the maintenance of the [dbo].[TimerJobHistory] table in the SharePoint configuration database, which can experience significant growth if…


SharePoint security fixes released with December 2017 PU and offered through Microsoft Update

As I received some feedback that I should also add the Urls to the KB articles of the different security fixes I added this information to my blog post. SharePoint 2007 Suite: none SharePoint 2010 Suite: none SharePoint 2013 Suite: none SharePoint 2016 Suite: KB 4011576 – SharePoint Server 2016 (language independent) KB 4011020 -…


December 2017 CU for SharePoint Server 2016 is available for download

The product group released the December 2017 Cumulative Update for SharePoint Server 2016 product family. This CU also includes Feature Pack 1 which was released with December 2016 CU and Feature Pack 2 which was released with September 2017 CU. The KB articles for December 2017 CU are available at the following location: KB 4011576…


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

The product group released the December 2017 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. For December 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, December 2017 CU includes all fixes from December 2017 PU….