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What’s in that patch? Apr 2018

NOTE – PDF format updated to include both SharePoint 2013 and 2016 notes.

Ever wondered what fixes are inside of a given CU?   Please see attached PDF with full detail. I wanted a new format for easy reading.   Show management and make the business case for why downtime should be taken to apply CUs.  Also posted at http://sharepointupdates.com/

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PWA Refresh – Clone Project Server to Lower Env (DEV)

Cloning a project server environment is not a simple procedure.   Wanted to share notes to help others.   Duplicating the SQL databases is a good start.   However, there are internal issues with duplicate GUID (same number already in use) that can create issues.

To resolve that hurdle I coded PowerShell which generates a new GUID and updates Site Collection (SPSite) via TSQL directly.   https://github.com/spjeff/spadmin/tree/master/SPContentDatabase-Replace-Site-GUIDs

With a fresh new GUID in place we can follow steps in SharePoint Central Admin, PowerShell, and PWA Settings to bring the new PWA database pairs (SharePoint Content + Project Plans) online for customers.   Word DOC included below with step-by-step detail.   Cheers! 

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Diagram

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Context Diagram

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UPDATES COMING – SharePoint Admin Center

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Microsoft will be rolling out new features during March – April 2018 timeframe.   Tenants on “targeted release” (AKA “first release”) will naturally see these first.

  • Search in site management – You’ve asked for it. You can now search your list of sites. We’re still tweaking a few things but give it a shot and let us know what you think.
  • Export to CSV – Another big request, you can export the site management info to a comma separated value file (CSV) on PC or Mac. Give it a shot and let us know if we missed anything.
  • Custom views – You can create new views for the site management page and update the default view. Note that the views you create are shared across all admins on the new SPO admin center.
  • Site level sharing for non-group-connected sites – We’re bringing the “share” in SharePoint back to the new SharePoint admin center by enabling management of site level sharing settings for non-group-connected sites. We will follow this shortly with support for group-connected sites, and also support for advanced sharing settings. In case you’re wondering, yes, we are working on a new tenant-level sharing page.
  • Updated email layout when contacting site admins through the site management interface.


Also, more features will come shortly after:


  • Site level sharing for group-connected sites
  • Addition of site URL column to default view
  • Site management progress indicator updates – We improved support for timeouts and errors.
  • Updated preview banner and intro – We wanted to make it clear this was a work in progress.

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What’s in that patch? Mar 2018

NOTE – PDF format updated to include both SharePoint 2013 and 2016 notes.

Ever wondered what fixes are inside of a given CU?   Please see attached PDF with full detail. I wanted a new format for easy reading.   Show management and make the business case for why downtime should be taken to apply CUs.  Also posted at http://sharepointupdates.com/

If you found this helpful, please leave a comment.   

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What’s in that patch – Mar 2018.PDF

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