SharePoint security fixes released with May 2018 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 2010 Suite: KB 4022145 – SharePoint Server 2010 (core components) KB 4022135 – Word Automation Services for SharePoint 2010 KB 3114889 – Project Server 2010…

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May 2018 CU for SharePoint 2013 product family is available for download

The product group released the May 2018 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. For May 2018 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, May 2018 CU includes all fixes from May 2018 PU….

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Changes in the TimerJobHistory table maintenance introduced in April 2018 CU for SharePoint 2013

In December I discussed a major change in the TimerJobHistory table maintenance introduced in November 2017 CU. Historically SharePoint 2013 preserved the timerjob history for all timerjobs which ran in the last 7 days. Starting with November 2017 CU for SharePoint 2013 (build 15.0.4981.1002), the maintenance of the [dbo].[TimerJobHistory] table has been updated in a…

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SharePoint security fixes released with April 2018 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 2010 Suite: KB 4018356 – Word Automation Services for SharePoint 2010 KB 4018360 – Office Web Apps 2010 KB 4011712 – SharePoint Server 2010 (core…

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April 2018 CU for SharePoint 2013 product family is available for download

The product group released the April 2018 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. This CU marks the end of mainstream support for the SharePoint 2013 product family! For April 2018 CU we have full server packages (also known as Uber packages). No other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint. As this is…

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Common problem with March 2018 security fixes for SharePoint 2013 – AccessKey too long, cannot be more than one character

We received reports from several customers about a problem in the March 2018 security fixes for SharePoint 2013. The full server packages of March 2018 CU are not affected by the problem. Performing actions in the User Profile Service Application like clicking on Configure Synchronization Settings or Start Profile Synchronization returns an error page and…

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SharePoint security fixes released with March 2018 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 2010 Suite: KB 4011705 – Word Automation Services for SharePoint 2010 KB 4011709 – Office Web Apps 2010 SharePoint 2013 Suite: KB 4018304 – SharePoint…

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March 2018 CU for SharePoint 2013 product family is available for download

The product group released the March 2018 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. For March 2018 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, March 2018 CU includes all fixes from March 2018 PU….

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Common issue – SharePoint Performance Problems caused by oversubscribed CPUs in the virtualization host system

In the last couple of months I have seen an upgoing trend of support cases related to performance problems where the root cause was an overcommitted virtualization host system. What is an oversubscribed virtualization host system? Virtualization allows to map physical CPU cores installed in the virtualization host to virtual (guest) machines running on this system. E.g. one…

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Important: Is your SharePoint 2013 farm still on a patch level before April 2017 CU? Read this!

In the last couple of weeks I have been involved in a large number of cases where customers were either still on SP1 patch level or other patch levels older than April 2017 CU. Be aware that all these servers/farms will be unsupported after April 10th, 2018! On April 10th, 2018 mainstream support for SharePoint 2013…

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