Roger Haueter

Modern Workplace Strategist | Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

SharePoint 2016 sessions @ Microsoft Ignite (May 4-8, 2015)

As mentioned in my earlier post "News summary: SharePoint Server 2016" Microsoft announced the next version of SharePoint: SharePoint Server 2016. Microsoft will share the first news about SharePoint 2016 during Microsoft Ignite which occurs from May 4 through May 8 in Chicago. Here's a list of the SharePoint related sessions at Microsoft Ignite.

If you haven't already, it's time to buy your Microsoft Ignite ticket and add those two sessions to your calendar:
The Evolution of SharePoint (Overview and Roadmap)
What's New for IT Professionals in SharePoint Server 2016

Watch this teaser to warm up for Microsoft Ignite!


SharePoint updates are now available through Windows Update

This has been changed. Please read the article SharePoint updates are no longer available through Windows Update.

Starting with the release of SharePoint Server February 2015 Cumulative Updates Microsoft announced to push its SharePoint product updates including non-security updates through Windows Update.

I strongly advise against installing SharePoint updates using Windows Updates or WSUS! From my perspective it's SharePoint updates should be disabled in Windows Update or WSUS or at least set to "Download the updates automatically and notify when they are ready to be installed".
But if you decide to install the updates through Windows Update / WSUS anyway you may configure Windows Update / WSUS to push SharePoint fixes directly to your farm servers. After installing the updates make sure you run the SharePoint Configuration Wizard on every SharePoint server.


SharePoint 2013 Cumulative Updates: February 2015

The February 2015 Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2013 contains numerous hotfixes and improvements for SharePoint Foundation 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013. The cumulative update package is multilingual and contains updates for all languages.

Before you start
Since June 2014 the Cumulative Updates for SharePoint products releases on a monthly basis.
This cumulative update includes all patches since the RTM release, but not the Service Pack 1. You may install the Service Pack 1 before or after installing this cumulative update. Read how-to install Service Pack 1.
Because of the file size the cumulative update package has been divided in three parts; ubersrv.exe, ubersrv_1.cab and ubersrv_2.cab. You have to put them all in the same folder.

Installation instructions

  • Create a SharePoint Farm Backup.
  • Download all SharePoint Foundation and 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.
  • Restart the User Profile Service on affected servers.

Hotfix KB2920801 for SharePoint Foundation 2013: February 10, 2015
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Description of the SharePoint Foundation 2013 update package

Hotfix KB2920804 for SharePoint Server 2013: February 10, 2015
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Description of the SharePoint Server 2013 update package

Hotfix KB2920796 for Project Server 2013: February 10, 2015
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Description of the SharePoint Server 2013 with Project Server 2013 update package

Hotfix KB2956101 for Office Web Apps Server 2013: February 10, 2015
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Description of the SharePoint Server 2013 update package

SharePoint 2013 update portal
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ee748587.aspx


SharePoint 2010 Cumulative Updates: February 2015

The February 2015 Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 contains numerous hotfixes and improvements for SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. The cumulative update package is multilingual and contains updates for all languages.

Before you start
Since June 2014 the Cumulative Updates for SharePoint products releases on a monthly basis!
Be aware that the cumulative update requires the Service Pack 2 to be installed. This Cumulative Update does not support Service Pack 1. The SharePoint Server 2010 cumulative update contains all resources of SharePoint Foundation 2010 since the release of Service Pack 2.
If you install the Project Server 2010 hotfixes, you also have to install the SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix.

Installation instructions

  • Make sure you already installed and configured the Service Pack 2 and the July 2014 Cumulative Update.
  • Create a SharePoint Farm Backup.
  • Download all SharePoint Foundation and 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.
  • Restart the User Profile Service on affected servers.

Hotfix KB2910904 for SharePoint Foundation 2010: February 10, 2015
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Description of the SharePoint Foundation 2010 update package

Hotfix KB2899558 for SharePoint Server 2010: February 10, 2015
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Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 update package

Hotfix KB2899557 for Project Server 2010: February 10, 2015
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Description of the Project Server 2010 update package

Update Portal für SharePoint 2010
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ff800847.aspx


News summary: SharePoint Server 2016

Microsoft has published exciting news about the next generation (v.Next) of SharePoint. First of all: There will be a next on-premises SharePoint Server version. It's called SharePoint Server 2016. The expected release date is in the second half of this year (probably close to the release date of Office 2016).

Julia White, General Manager for the Office Product Management team, refers in her blog post "Evolution of SharePoint" to the many Office 365 features which were introduced during the last months. Noteworthy are Delve, the Office 365 Video portal and the new Business Intelligence features.
The new SharePoint Server 2016 is designed for Microsofts Software as a Service (SaaS) strategy. Microsoft also invested in hybrid to allow customers to decide their own pace when moving to the cloud. SharePoint 2016 will also deliver rich on-premises capabilities.

More information about SharePoint Server 2016 will be announced at Microsoft Ignite, which will be held on May 4–8, 2015 in Chicago.