Ignite 2019: first few announcements about SharePoint and OneDrive

Ignite 2019 has been running last week (Nov. 4 - 8) and it's again full of incredible and awesome announcement across all services. Although Azure is these days in prominent focus, we still have lots of goodies from the SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business side of the house 😉 There is a lot to … Continue reading Ignite 2019: first few announcements about SharePoint and OneDrive

Microsoft acquires Mover to simplify and speed file migration to Microsoft 365

On Oct 21, 2019 , Jeff Teper - CVP Office, SharePoint and OneDrive announced the acquisition of Mover.io, a leading cloud migration provider with admin-led and self-service offerings.  See more here: Microsoft acquires Mover to simplify and speed file migration to Microsoft 365 With the addition of Mover.io to the Microsoft 365 family, Microsoft will complement the work … Continue reading Microsoft acquires Mover to simplify and speed file migration to Microsoft 365

Google Chrome Beta version 78 causes users being unable to sign-in

Summary The upcoming Beta release of the Google Chrome browser (build 78 released on 9/19/2019) will feature a breaking change in how cookies are handled that will severely impact many open standards based applications and services, including Microsoft cloud services, resulting in users being unable to sign-in to services and user sessions being left active … Continue reading Google Chrome Beta version 78 causes users being unable to sign-in

Basic Authentication Retirement for legacy protocols in Exchange Online

  NEW Message Center Announcement on your Tennant Admin pages!!MC191153, Plan For Change, Published date: Sep 20, 2019View this message in the Office 365 message center   Beginning October 13, 2020, we will retire Basic Authentication for EWS, EAS, IMAP, POP and RPS to access Exchange Online. Note: this change does not impact SMTP AUTH. … Continue reading Basic Authentication Retirement for legacy protocols in Exchange Online

Page Diagnostics tool for SharePoint Online Version 2

You may probably remember the earlier version of the Page Diagnostics tool for SharePoint Online. it was about  how you can use the Page Diagnostic tool to analyze your classic publishing pages and pages on classic team sites, against a subset of recommended practices in SharePoint Online. There is now a fresh release of the … Continue reading Page Diagnostics tool for SharePoint Online Version 2

February 2017 CU for SharePoint released

A quick update to my previous post regarding February 2017 SharePoint Updates: SharePoint 2010: No updates this month   SharePoint 2013: we currently recommend to wait for the march 2017 updates instead of installing the single patches from February release if you have an urgent requirement for any one of the fixes contained within the … Continue reading February 2017 CU for SharePoint released

Random News Flash December 2016

Here is a summary of some news, Announcements and other interesting stuff, send out "randomly"  December 2016 flash Supportability Office 2007 End of Support remainder:Starting October 10th 2017 "Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007" (aka MOSS 2007) will enter final end of support!That means, after this date there is no more support for this product and … Continue reading Random News Flash December 2016

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 … Continue reading SharePoint 2016 June CU

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 … Continue reading SharePoint 2013 June CU

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 -> … Continue reading SharePoint 2010 June CU

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 … Continue reading May 2016 CU for SharePoint 2016

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! … Continue reading May 2016 CU for SharePoint 2013

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 … Continue reading May 2016 CU for SharePoint 2010

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 … Continue reading April 2016 CU for SharePoint Server 2016!

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! … Continue reading April CU 2016 for SharePoint 2013 released

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 … Continue reading April 2016 CU for SharePoint 2010 released

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 … Continue reading SharePoint 2016 Build Numbers

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 … Continue reading To all my Fans and subscribers…

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 … Continue reading SharePoint 2013 Build Numbers and CU’s

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 … Continue reading SharePoint 2010 Build Numbers (Cube Sheet)

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 … Continue reading SharePoint 2016 news!