SharePoint 2019 Public Preview is Just Another Bridge to the Cloud

SharePoint 2019 public preview is now available, and even though the software is installed on-premises, it has a very cloud-y approach:

SharePoint Server 2019 has been designed, developed, and tested with the Microsoft Software as a Service (SaaS) strategy, building on Office 365 as its core. Drawing extensively from the success of SharePoint Online, SharePoint Server 2019 offers new and improved, highly flexible deployment options. You can choose from a traditional on-premises deployment, a hosted service with Microsoft Office 365 sites powered by Microsoft SharePoint Online, deployment in Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), or a hybrid configuration, empowering you to choose how and when you take advantage of on-premises or cloud-based solutions, all while providing a consistent and familiar user experience.

Download SharePoint 2019 preview: SharePoint Server 2019 Public Preview

A time is coming when Microsoft will flip the switch and mandate its customers operate in its cloud, and as time progresses the value between staying on-premises versus a migration to cloud operations will flip. Microsoft’s investments are all cloud-based and its on-premises software quality and features will start to display that. Its evident that Microsoft wants its customers to migrate to its cloud services and wants them to do that quickly. With the release of public previews for the 2019 versions of Exchange, Skype Server, and SharePoint, the company is making it very clear.

 


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Manage SharePoint Online Subscriptions Using This PowerShell Module

Microsoft has made available an updated PowerShell module that enhances the Office 365 administrator’s ability to manage subscriptions.

The SharePoint Online Management Shell has a new Windows PowerShell module that lets O365 administrators manage their SharePoint Online subscription using PowerShell. The focus is around site collection management.

Download: SharePoint Online Management Shell


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Backing Up and Restoring a SharePoint Site with PowerShell

If you need to backup and restore a SharePoint site, PowerShell makes it easy. The following examples also show how to backup and old site and restore it to a new site.

Backing up:

Backup-SPSite -Identity “https://oldsite.com/sites/SharePointSite” -Path “D:\Backup\backup.bak” 

Restoring to a new location:

Restore-SPSite -Identity “https://newsite.com/sites/NewSharePointSite” -Path “D:\Backup\backup.bak


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Enterprise Content Management updates in SharePoint

In this demonstration, Chris McNulty from the SharePoint team explains recent optimizations in SharePoint to support Enterprise Content Management. From increases to file count and size limits to improved indexing, classification and data protection controls, Chris highlights major platform updates for ECM.

 


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Download, Deliver, and Monitor CU for Entire SharePoint Farm with One PowerShell Cmdlet

Jeff Jones has created a pretty significant patching solution for SharePoint using PowerShell. Using a single PowerShell cmdlet and console, administrators can download and deliver patches and then  monitor progress.

Download from GitHub: SharePoint Patchify

Some features:

  • Supports SharePoint 2010, 2013, and 2016
  • Auto detect farm
  • Copy EXE to all servers
  • Stop SharePoint services
  • Run EXE in parallel
  • Wait for all EXE and reboots to complete
  • Run Config Wizard
  • Start SharePoint services
  • Display Central Admin

 


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SharePoint Migration Tool Download

Microsoft continues to make investments to help customers move their on-premises workloads to the cloud.

A tool for helping customers migrate files from on-premises SharePoint document libraries or file shares to either SharePoint Online or OneDrive in Office 365 is available:

Download: SharePoint Migration Tool

Additional information:

How the SharePoint Migration Tool works
How to use the SharePoint Migration Tool

 


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SharePoint Security Updates for January 2018 Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has started rolling out its Patch Tuesday updates for January 2018. Here’s what’s available to patch SharePoint this month:

SharePoint Server 2016

Description of the security update for Office Online Server: January 9, 2018 (KB4011021)

January 9, 2018, update for SharePoint Enterprise Server 2016 (KB4011645)

Description of the security update for SharePoint Server 2016: January 9, 2018 (KB4011642)

SharePoint Server 2013, Project Server 2013, and SharePoint Foundation 2013

Description of the security update for Office Web Apps Server 2013: January 9, 2018 (KB4011648)

January 9, 2018, cumulative update for Project Server 2013 (KB4011650)

January 9, 2018, update for Project Server 2013 (KB4011654)

January 9, 2018, update for SharePoint Enterprise Server 2013 (KB4011595)

January 9, 2018, update for SharePoint Enterprise Server 2013 (KB4011647)

Description of the security update for SharePoint Server 2013: January 9, 2018 (KB4011599)

Description of the security update for SharePoint Server 2013: January 9, 2018 (KB4011579)

January 9, 2018, cumulative update for SharePoint Enterprise Server 2013 (KB4011652)

January 9, 2018, cumulative update for SharePoint Foundation 2013 (KB4011649)

Description of the security update for SharePoint Foundation 2013: January 9, 2018 (KB4011653)

SharePoint Server 2010, Project Server 2010, and SharePoint Foundation 2010

January 9, 2018, cumulative update for Project Server 2010 (KB4011613)

Description of the security update for SharePoint Foundation 2010: January 9, 2018 (KB3141547)

Description of the security update for SharePoint Server 2010: January 9, 2018 (KB4011609)

Description of the security update for SharePoint Server 2010: January 9, 2018 (KB3114998)

January 9, 2018, cumulative update for SharePoint Server 2010 (KB4011616)

Description of the security update for SharePoint Server 2010 Office Web Apps: January 9, 2018 (KB4011615)

 


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Updates to security, compliance and migration for OneDrive

SharePoint Senior Product Manager, Bill Baer, will show you the latest updates to security and compliance across SharePoint and OneDrive. Including new site-level conditional access controls, policy and secured sessions on shared systems by configuring session lengths, multi-geo support for the geographic distribution of users within a single tenant. And to take advantage of all these cloud-based capabilities, he’ll show you how the new SharePoint migration tool helps you bring your content to the cloud.

 


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Office 2019 – Including Exchange, SharePoint – Coming in Mid-2018

At Microsoft Ignite today, Microsoft has announced that it will deliver Office 2019 next year. Some have speculated that the company would begin to deliver only Office 365 versions of its collaborative suite, but the company today stated that previews of the products will be ready by the middle of 2018.

Products include both apps and servers:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • Exchange
  • SharePoint
  • Skype for Business

 

Additionally, though an update for Skype for Business will be included, Microsoft confirmed on Monday that its Teams product will eventually replace Skype for Business completely.

 


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Microsoft Report Viewer Web Part for Microsoft SharePoint

The Report Viewer web part enables you to embed paginated (RDL) reports stored in SQL Server Reporting Services (Native mode) or Power BI Report Server into SharePoint Server web part pages. Requires the Claims to Windows Token Service and Kerberos Constrained Delegation.

Download: Microsoft Report Viewer Web Part for Microsoft SharePoint

 


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O365 Administrators Manage SharePoint Online Subscription Using PowerShell

The SharePoint Online Management Shell has a new Windows PowerShell module that lets O365 administrators manage their SharePoint Online subscription using PowerShell. The focus is around site collection management.

Download: SharePoint Online Management Shell


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