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…

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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…

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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 -…

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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….

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SharePoint security fixes released with November 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: KB 4011267 – Word Automation Services for SharePoint 2010 KB 4011271 – Office Web Apps 2010 SharePoint 2013 Suite:…

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

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

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Mainstream support for SharePoint 2013 will end in 6 months

Just a heads-up in case that you still have SharePoint environments running on SharePoint 2013: Mainstream support for SharePoint 2013 will end on April 10th, 2018: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search?alpha=sharepoint%202013 After this date only security fixes will be provided for SharePoint 2013. Regular hotfixes can no longer be requested. If not already done we recommend to start planning…

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SharePoint security fixes released with October 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: KB 3213623 – Word Automation Services for SharePoint 2010 KB 4011194 – Office Web Apps 2010 SharePoint 2013 Suite:…

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

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

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SharePoint security fixes released with September 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: KB 3191831 – Excel Services 2007 SharePoint 2010 Suite: KB 4011056 – Excel Services 2010 KB 3213632 – Office Web Apps Server 2010…

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