SharePoint security fixes released with March 2017 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: SharePoint Foundation 2013 Excel Services for SharePoint 2013 Office Web Apps 2013 SharePoint 2016 Suite: none See the security bulletin below for more details and KB…

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

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

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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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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 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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SharePoint issue with Trend Micro Antivirus after updating Trend Micro definition to pattern 12.941.00

After updating your Trend Micro definition to pattern 12.941.00 the following file in SharePoint will be quarantined because the antivirus Software incorrectly identifies that this files contains JS_NEMUCOD.SMAA15: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\template\layouts\1033\initstrings.js. While rendering a SharePoint site or list you may receive a 304 or a server error in Application / In ULS you…

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Be careful when copying/moving items between libraries with different list schema using “Manage Content and Structure”

Recently a customer reported an issue when using Manage Content and Structure (also known as Site Manager) to copy documents between different libraries. In the specific scenario the customer used the same managed metadata column in both libraries with different configuration (in one secenario a different default value and in a second scenario a different term set)….

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