Random News Flash December 2016

Here is a summary of some news, Announcements and other interesting stuff, send out “randomly”  Winking smile

December 2016 flash


    • 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 all you have is only the www, the KB knowledgebase and some blogs out there.
      See more on the support lifecycle policy pages!Great time to retire your Office 2007 applications and plan your upgrade projects!
      See Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients

    Products Reaching End of Support soon:

    SharePoint 2016

    Feature Pack 1 released!

    SharePoint Online

    Public Web sites

    • Information about changes to the SharePoint Online Public Website feature
      Starting on January 2015, Microsoft notified about changes to the SharePoint Online Public Website feature.
      Customers who currently still use this feature will have to take action until March 2017!
      Please see this KB 3027254 Article for more: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3027254Recently the PG have published an updated communication (9th December) to customers that still use SPO Public Sites.This has been published to the Tenant Message Centre as #MC88504. To read the full text of this message see here.To proactively remind our customers  about the deprecation of Public Websites, we would like to encourage customers
      to refer to the new communication in the Message Centre and take appropriate action.
      There is updated guidance published that helps customers migrate to alternative Public site providers, see this link for details.

    O365 Groups and team sites

    • New capabilities in SharePoint Online team sites including integration with Office 365 Groups
      Microsoft has announced several new capabilities for SharePoint online team sites!
      • Team site publishing pages (named Modern team site pages)
      • New web parts
      • Office 365 Groups + team sites integration
      • New site collection limit (25 TB rather than 1 TB)
      • Manageability and extensibility
        Find more details on the office blog!


    Other SharePoint related news and updates…

    SharePoint improvements:

    PSConfig Wizard updated!

    .Net 4.6 Support added for SharePoint 2013

    TLS 1.2 Support for SharePoint:

    SharePoint security fixes and Cumulative updates recently released

    Windows Server AppFabric with SharePoint (aka Distributed Cache)

    Workflow Management with SharePoint

    Common Question:

    Recently reported/known Issues:


    Other related Links:

    TechNet News


    That’s it so far!

    wish you all the best and a Happy new year Winking smile

    Cheers, Steve

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