Important: Critical regression in February 2019 CU for SharePoint 2016

We have just identified a critical regression in February 2019 CU for SharePoint 2016: Search queries from non-default zone URLs will not return results. A fix for this is currently in the works but not yet available. Customers are advised not to install February 2019 CU for SharePoint 2016. A workaround os available for customers…

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SharePoint security fixes released with February 2019 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 4461630 – SharePoint Foundation 2010 (core components) SharePoint 2013 Suite: KB 4462143 – SharePoint Foundation 2013 (core components) KB 4462139 – SharePoint…

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February 2019 CU for SharePoint Server 2016 is available for download

WARNING! A critical Regression has been identified in February 2019 CU for SharePoint 2016. Customers are advised not to install the CU at that time.  More info: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/stefan_gossner/2019/02/20/important-critical-regression-in-february-2019-cu-for-sharepoint-2016/   The product group released the February 2019 Cumulative Update for SharePoint Server 2016 product family. Be aware that only a language independent fix was released with February…

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SharePoint security fixes released with January 2019 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 4461612 – Word Automation Services for SharePoint 2010 KB 4461624 – SharePoint Server 2010 (core components) KB 4461620 – Office Web Apps…

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January 2019 CU for SharePoint Server 2016 is available for download

The product group released the January 2019 Cumulative Update for SharePoint Server 2016 product family. Be aware that only a language independent fix was released with January 2019 CU. The latest language dependent fix was released with October 2018 CU. This CU also includes Feature Pack 1 which was released with December 2016 CU and…

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SharePoint security fixes released with December 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 4461580 – SharePoint Foundation 2010 KB 4461569 – Excel Services for SharePoint 2010 KB 4461465 – SharePoint Server 2010 (core components) KB…

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December 2018 CU for SharePoint Server 2016 is available for download

The product group released the December 2018 Cumulative Update for SharePoint Server 2016 product family. Be aware that only a language independent fix was released with December 2018 CU. The latest language dependent fix was released with October 2018 CU. This CU also includes Feature Pack 1 which was released with December 2016 CU and…

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System.TypeInitializationException after installing .NET security patches to address CVE-2018-8421, SharePoint crawler and other functionality may fail

After applying September 2018 .NET 4.6 or later updates, SharePoint crawl can fail and you will see ULS log entries with event ID fa45 or 88bl similar to the following: mssdmn.exe (0x2730) 0x00D8 SharePoint Foundation   Database     fa45   High      System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for ‘System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection’ threw an exception. … To resolve this issue you need to ensure that…

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SP2016 – Performance Problems caused by SQL database compatibility level 130 or 140

We recently investigated performance problems in context of a couple customers support cases for SharePoint Server 2016. During the analysis we identified that the SQL databases were configured with a SQL compatibility level  of 130 or 140 which caused decreased query performance and increased CPU usage on the database server. Changing the compatibility level to 110 resolved the…

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November 2018 CU for SharePoint Server 2016 is available for download

The product group released the November 2018 Cumulative Update for SharePoint Server 2016 product family. Be aware that only a language independent fix was released with September 2018 CU. The latest language dependent fix was released with October 2018 CU. This CU also includes Feature Pack 1 which was released with December 2016 CU and…

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