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Is your SharePoint 2013 farm still supported after April 10th?

As mentioned in an earlier blog post the general Microsoft mainstream support for SharePoint Server 2013 will end by April 10, 2018. Please note that all SharePoint servers and farms running a patch level lower than April 2017 CU will be unsupported after this date! To prevent falling out of support you should plan to […]

SharePoint 2016 Cumulative Updates: February 2018

The February 2018 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 […]

SharePoint 2013 Cumulative Updates: February 2018

The February 2018 Cumulative Updates contain numerous hotfixes and improvements for SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, Project Server 2013 and Office Web Apps 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. […]

I’m speaking at Experts Live Switzerland

I’m delighted to be chosen again as a speaker at Experts Live Switzerland. This 1-day conference is a technical-oriented community event and will run on May 3rd, 2018 at Welle7 in Bern. 16 top experts and Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) will deliver topics such as cloud platform, cloud productivity, datacenter management and workplace management. […]

SQL Server Best Practices for SharePoint Server 2016

The performance of SharePoint Server 2016 is heavily dependent on SQL Server. In this article I’m going to show you how to configure SQL Server optimally and how to improve the performance of a SharePoint platform overall. Almost all SharePoint data is stored in SQL Server. Because of this fact it’s not surprising that the […]

Important SharePoint directories explained

A brief overview of all important SharePoint 2016 directories and their functionality. All of these directories must be backed up so that SharePoint can be completely restored at file level in the event of a disaster. Don’t forget to backup the directories containing data from 3rd party applications. C:Program FilesMicrosoft Office Servers16.0 Default directory for […]

SharePoint 2016 Cumulative Updates: January 2018

The January 2018 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 […]

SharePoint 2013 Cumulative Updates: January 2018

The January 2018 Cumulative Updates contain numerous hotfixes and improvements for SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, Project Server 2013 and Office Web Apps 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. […]

SharePoint 2010 Cumulative Updates: January 2018

The January 2018 Cumulative Updates contain numerous hotfixes and improvements for SharePoint Server 2010 and Project 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 […]

SQL database maintenance plan for SharePoint

To keep SharePoint running with optimal performance, it’s recommended to run the following maintenance tasks for your SharePoint databases: Check database integrity Defragment indexes by reorganizing or rebuilding them Set the fill factor for a server Those tasks may performed by Transact-SQL commands or using the Database Maintenance Wizard. Check database integrity DBCC CHECKDB checks […]