Announcing General Availability of SharePoint Server 2019

[via Bill Baer] Today we’re excited to announce general availability of both SharePoint Server 2019 and Project Server 2019.  As we developed SharePoint Server 2019, we paid close attention to trends in team collaboration, user experiences across devices, and how the cloud can be blended into existing on-premises scenarios in new and compelling ways. SharePoint…


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…


You have an idea how to improve SharePoint? We are listening to you!

You have an issue you would like to see addressed in SharePoint – either on-premise or in SharePoint Online? The SharePoint product group is listening to your suggestions! In order to pass your suggestion to the product group just enter it on SharePoint Uservoice. Here you as user can also review suggestions from other customers…


SharePoint CUs and Windows Update

Be aware that starting with February 2015 CU SharePoint Product Updates including non-security product updates will be made available via Windows Update. E.g. for February CU the following fixes are offered through windows update for SharePoint 2013:   The fixes shipped using windows update are the individual package release in a given CU. The fixes…


SharePoint patching demystified

After release of SharePoint 2013 August CU I received many emails and blog comments which showed that there is lots of uncertainty related to SharePoint patching. Especially the difference between the terms Cumulative Update and Server Packages (also known as "Uber" package) seems to be unclear. Using this post I'm trying to shed some lights on…


Microsoft’s unified technology event for enterprises

[Via Office Blogs] Over the past few months, it has been awesome to connect with our technical communities, customers, and partners at the SharePoint Conference, Lync Conference, Exchange Conference, Project Conference, and most recently, at TechEd North America. While the world is increasingly digital, there is still no replacement for time together, in person, to…


Countdown for MCMS 2002 and SPS 2003

Are you still running CMS 2002? Or SPS 2003? There was a lot of hype on Windows XP going out of support on April 8th but be aware that there are other products as well – including CMS 2002 and SPS 2003 which will go out of support on April 8th. Other products running out…


SharePoint Conference (SPC14) Sessions now live on Channel 9

SharePoint Conference 2014 offered Office and SharePoint Developers the ultimate developer conference experience to help you build great Office and SharePoint business solutions for today and tomorrow. The event took place March 3-6, 2014 in Las Vegas. You can find the session recordings of the SPC14 here: SharePoint Conference 2014 on Channel 9


Common Question: What is the difference between a PU, a CU and a COD?

As I received this question a couple of times in the past here a short summary of the different update types used with SharePoint:    Service Pack What is it: A service pack is a combination of previously released fixes, fixes which have only been released in context of the service pack and potentially new…