SharePoint 2016 Administration Database Upgrade Recommended Bug

If you’ve installed a new SharePoint 2016 farm and have noticed that the Administration database is in an Upgrade Recommended status, it may be a bug if you’ve applied any post-RTM, up to and including the June 2016 Public Update. This issue appears on farms which have not activated Project Server via . Each SharePoint Content Database has a  table. In this table, each product (SharePoint, Project Server, among others) has one or more
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SharePoint 2016 June 2017 Updates

The SharePoint 2016 June 2017 Updates have been released. SharePoint Server 2016 (sts-x-none): https://support.microsoft.com/help/3203432 SharePoint Server 2016 (wssloc): https://support.microsoft.com/help/3203433 Office Online Server: https://support.microsoft.com/help/3203485 Office Updates: https://support.microsoft.com/help/4023935 Consider using the SharePoint Patch Cmdlets available at SharePoint Updates for your farm!
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SharePoint 2013 June 2017 Updates

The SharePoint 2013 June 2017 Updates have been released: SharePoint Foundation 2013: https://support.microsoft.com/help/3203428 SharePoint Server 2013: https://support.microsoft.com/help/3203430 Project Server 2013: https://support.microsoft.com/help/3203429 Office Web Apps 2013: https://support.microsoft.com/help/3203391 Office Updates: https://support.microsoft.com/help/4023935 Consider using the SharePoint Patch Cmdlets available at SharePoin
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Secure Store Database Upgrade to SharePoint 2016 Error

When upgrading the Secure Store database to SharePoint 2016, you may encounter an error if you have applied the May 2017 CU to SharePoint 2013. This CU increments the Secure Store database schema and prevents the upgrade to SharePoint 2016. The error message you’ll see in ULS will be similar to this. SharePoint Server 2016 is looking for a schema version of ‘15.0.2.0’ while the schema on the database was incremented to ‘15
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SharePoint Product Group Stance on Public Updates

For quite a few years the advice many consultants and administrators would hand out regarding SharePoint updates (hotfixes, security fixes, and of course Cumulative Updates) was “wait and thoroughly test”. Waiting was easy, but testing is always hard. In my personal experience, most companies do not have adequate test harnesses to cover the amount of basic testing that should occur in a production-like environment. This sometimes made
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SharePoint 2016 May 2017 Updates

The SharePoint 2016 May 2017 Updates have been released. SharePoint Server 2016 (sts-x-none): https://support.microsoft.com/help/3191880 SharePoint Server 2016 (wssloc): https://support.microsoft.com/help/3191884 Office Online Server: https://support.microsoft.com/help/3191915 Office Updates: https://support.microsoft.com/help/4020152 Consider using the SharePoint Patch Cmdlets available at SharePoint Updates for your farm!
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