It’s been a while ago…

Hello all, first of all: SORRY! Aside of changing my role on July 2016 within Microsoft, I was heavy loaded the last few month with loads of stuff, became father again with a cute tiny daughter just recently and hence weren’t able to maintain my blog properly the passed weeks. So please apologize for my…

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SharePoint 2016 June CU

SharePoint Server 2016 updates Build Number: 16.0.4393.1000 KB 3115181 – SharePoint Server CU (global*) KB 3115184 – SharePoint Server CU (localized/language dependent*) After installing the CU, we still need to run the SharePoint 2016 Products Configuration Wizard. If you want to use the command line with psconfig.exe please read first “Why I prefer PSCONFIGUI.EXE over…

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SharePoint 2013 June CU

This Month CU has been released with a full server packages, a.k.a. “Uber Packages” This CU contains all previous CU’s (and security fixes) since last published Service Pack but does not contain the Service Pack itself! NOTE! All Updates for SharePoint 2013 requires SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 as mandatory baseline for all following CU’s! If…

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SharePoint 2010 June CU

Mandatory:  Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2) must be installed before you can apply this update and if installed Language Packs exists, all its respective Service Packs up to latest too! Technical details about the SharePoint 2010 and Office Server 2010 SP2 releases (KB 2687524) -> Download for the SP2 changes list ->…

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May 2016 CU for SharePoint 2016

This is the second CU for the new SharePoint 2016 Server!   SharePoint Server 2016 updates Build Number: 16.0.4378.1000 KB 3115088 – SharePoint Server CU (global) KB 2920690 – SharePoint Server CU (localized/language specific)   After installing the CU, we still need to run the SharePoint 2016 Products Configuration Wizard. If you want to use…

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May 2016 CU for SharePoint 2013

This Month CU has been released with a full server packages, a.k.a. “Uber Packages” This CU contains all previous CU’s (and security fixes) since last published Service Pack but does not contain the Service Pack itself!   NOTE! All Updates for SharePoint 2013 requires SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 as mandatory baseline for all following CU’s!…

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May 2016 CU for SharePoint 2010

Note!  Since July 2014, the release cycle is now every month!  Any CU’s published later than June 2013 are Post SP2 updates! To install this hotfix package, you must have Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed and if installed Language Packs exists, all its respective Service Packs up to latest too! Technical…

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April 2016 CU for SharePoint Server 2016!

This is the first CU for the new SharePoint 2016 Server! see here the KB 2920721 – SharePoint Server 2016 April 2016 CU After installing the CU, we still need to run the SharePoint 2016 Products Configuration Wizard. If you want to use the commandline with psconfig.exe please read first “Why I prefer PSCONFIGUI.EXE over…

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April CU 2016 for SharePoint 2013 released

This Month CU has been released with a full server packages, a.k.a. “Uber Packages” This CU contains all previous CU’s (and security fixes) since last published Service Pack but does not contain the Service Pack itself! NOTE! All Updates for SharePoint 2013 requires SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 first as mandatory baseline for all following CU’s!…

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April 2016 CU for SharePoint 2010 released

Note!  Since July 2014, the release cycle is now every month!  Any CU’s published later than June 2013 are Post SP2 updates! To install this hotfix package, you must have Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed and if installed Language Packs exists, all its respective Service Packs up to latest too! Technical…

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SharePoint 2016 Build Numbers

Beginning in May 2015, the “What’s new in SharePoint 2016” post was published as a first peek view into the next evolution of SharePoint. With the “November announcement of SharePoint Beta 2” and now in January 2016 the availability of the “SharePoint 2016 release Candidate“, I don’t want to miss the tradition in publishing a…

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To all my Fans and subscribers…

UPDATE [2015-12-12] The BLOG migration has finished and I’m now on the new platform! Notice: A redirection should automatically bring you to the new location but just in case: OLD URL:  http://blogs.technet.com/b/steve_chen NEW URL: http://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/steve_chen   — hello all, due to an upcoming change in the TechNet Blog systems, my blog and posts will be soon…

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SharePoint 2013 Build Numbers and CU’s

I’m presenting a summarized “Build Numbers Cube Sheet” as I did so before, so please find the most recent info about SharePoint Updates here: Jump List: Current table with all Build Numbers! Office Web Apps Server Updates Project Server Updates SharePoint 2013 Language Packs Workflow Manager Versions In reference to other/older SharePoint Versions, please find…

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SharePoint 2010 Build Numbers (Cube Sheet)

SharePoint 2010 Build Numbers Cube Sheet As many times used in our daily business, we’re used to ask for “Build number” rather than “Service Pack or Patch level”. Because of some confusion of the customers and for transparency I’ll provide here a list of the most relevant Build numbers and its related KB Numbers. Quick…

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SharePoint 2016 news!

Bill Baer (Microsoft) disclosed at Microsoft Ignite in Chicago the initial investments made in installation and deployment of SharePoint Server 2016.  Some of the key points are: System Requirements Deployments Operating System Requirements .NET Framework versions SharePoint Prerequisites to be installed Database Server Requirements  MinRoles (v1) Overview …and many more… – please find the full…

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SharePoint 2013 May 2015 CU

  This Month CU has been released with a full server packages, a.k.a. "Uber Packages" – so this CU contains all previous CU's since last published Service Pack but does not contain the Service Pack itself! NOTE! All Updates for SharePoint 2013 requires SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 first as mandatory baseline for all following CU’s…

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SharePoint 2010 – May 2015 CU

  Note!  Since July 2014, the release cycle is now every month!  Any CU’s published later than June 2013 are Post SP2 updates! To install this hotfix package, you must have Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed and if installed Language Packs exists, all its respective Service Packs up to latest too!…

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Random News Flash April 2015

Here is a summary of some news, Announcements and other interesting stuff. send out "randomly"    Supportability Support for SharePoint 2013 RTM has endedStarting April 14th only SharePoint 2013 farms with SP1 are supported. SharePoint 2013 servers/farms without SP1 are no longer supported and hotfixes released beginning with April 2015 cannot be installed on SharePoint…

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December 2014 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

Note!  Since July 2014, the release cycle is now every month!  Any CU’s published later than June 2013 are Post SP2 updates! To install this hotfix package, you must have Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed and if installed Language Packs exists, all its respective Service Packs up to latest too! Read…

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December 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013

Since July 2014 CU, the release cycle is now every month rather than the Bi-monthly cycle. NOTE! All Updates for SharePoint 2013 requires either the March 2013 PU  OR SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 as mandatory baseline for all following CU’s ! You must install these updates on RTM Farms before you can install subsequent cumulative…

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August 2014 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

Note: Any CU’s published later than June 2013 are Post SP2 updates! So SP2 is recommended to have before installing the CU.Read SharePoint 2010 SP2 for more information.-> Find previous Updates and SP’s:  SPS 2010 Build Numbers Cube Sheet Technical details about the SharePoint 2010 and Office Server 2010 SP2 releases (KB 2687524) -> Download…

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August 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013

  Starting with the July 2014 CU, the release cycle is now every month rather than the Bi-monthly cycle. NOTE! All Updates for SharePoint 2013 requires either the March 2013 PU or SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 as mandatory baseline for all following CU’s ! You must install these updates on RTM Farms before you can…

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July 2014 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

Note: Any CU’s published later than June 2013 are Post SP2 updates! So SP2 is recommended to have before installing the CU. See also here for more information:http://blogs.technet.com/b/steve_chen/archive/2013/07/24/3586568.aspx The  June 2013 CU for SharePoint and Foundation is considered as a “Post-SP2 CU” and is NOT INCLUDED into the SP2! Technical details about the SharePoint 2010…

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July 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013

NOTE! All Updates for SharePoint 2013 requires either the March 2013 PU or SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 as mandatory baseline for all following CU’s ! You must install these updates on RTM Farms before you can install subsequent cumulative updates in the future! Starting with the July 2014 CU, the release cycle is now every…

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June 2014 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

With some delay, here is the new 2014 CU release. Please find all info’s below as usual. Note: Any CU’s published later than June 2013 are Post SP2 updates! So SP2 is recommended to have before installing the CU. See also here for more information:http://blogs.technet.com/b/steve_chen/archive/2013/07/24/3586568.aspx The  June 2013 CU for SharePoint and Foundation is considered…

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