Roger Haueter

Modern Workplace Strategist | Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

Microsoft Ignite 2016 Day 2: SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure summary

The second day of Microsoft Ignite is over, but not the flood of new announcements.  I summarized the most relevant announcements of Day 2 about SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure from an IT-Pro perspective. Read this post for a summary of Microsoft Ignite 2016 Day 1.

New Office 365 App Launcher
The new version of the Office 365 App Launcher gives you access to these new features:

  • Additional customization options
  • search across all the services and applications
  • A tabbed layout
  • You can resize, pin and organize tiles
  • Support for Office 365 themes

And - coming soon - access to recent Office documents.

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Microsoft Ignite 2016 Day 1: SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure summary

The Microsoft Ignite takes place September, 26-30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta (GA) and floods us with tons of announcements about several IT-Pro topics. I summarized the most relevant announcements about SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure. Read this post for a summary of Microsoft Ignite 2016 Day 2.

Microsoft Ignite Keynotes
The first keynote was all about the digital transformation, the second keynote focused on next generation innovations and investments.

Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2016
The Feature Pack has been announced and will be available in November 2016 for customers with Software Assurance and includes the following features:
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Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2016

The Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2016 has been announced during Microsoft Ignite and will be available in November 2016. Feature Packs have been introduced with SharePoint Server 2016 to accelerate the delivery of cloud-first features to Software Assurance customers outside the traditional major release cadence. The first Feature Pack brings several enhancements from Office 365 to your on-premises platform:
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Watch the Microsoft Ignite 2016 keynotes live

The Microsoft Ignite (September 26 - 30, 2016) conference starts today at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta (GA) and will be kicked-off by two keynotes.

The first one starts at 9 AM ET (15.00h CET) and is all about the digital transformation. The session will be hosted by Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President of the Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group.
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SharePoint 2016 Cumulative Updates: September 2016

The September 2016 Cumulative Updates contain fixes and improvements for SharePoint Server 2016 and Office Online Server 2016.

Installation instructions

  • Create a SharePoint Farm Backup.
  • Download all SharePoint Server packages.
  • Extract the previously downloaded files with a double-click.
  • Click "Continue"
  • Define the path in which you would like to extract the installation binaries and click OK. Use the same destination path for the other files.
  • Run the extracted EXE file as administrator.
  • Accept the license terms and click "Continue".
  • Repeat the previous two steps for the other EXE files in this folder.
  • Apply the updates to each SharePoint server in the farm.
  • As soon as the installation of the cumulative update has finished on all servers, run the SharePoint Configuration Wizard successively on each SharePoint server in the farm.

Update KB3118289 for SharePoint Server 2016: September 13, 2016
This fix contains updates for language-independend files. It also updates the configuration database schema and the SharePoint build number.
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Description of the SharePoint Server 2016 update package
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