SharePoint 2019 October 2019 Updates

The SharePoint 2019 October 2019 Updates have been released.

Product KB Article
SharePoint Server 2019 (sts-x-none) https://support.microsoft.com/help/4484110
SharePoint Server 2019 (wssmui) https://support.microsoft.com/help/4484109
Office Online Server https://support.microsoft.com/help/4475595
Office Updates https://support.microsoft.com/help/4522242

For all SharePoint updates, visit SharePoint Updates.

SharePoint 2016 October 2019 Updates

The SharePoint 2016 October 2019 Updates have been released.

Product KB Article
SharePoint Server 2016 (sts-x-none) https://support.microsoft.com/help/4484111
SharePoint Server 2016 (wssmui) https://support.microsoft.com/help/4484115
Office Online Server https://support.microsoft.com/help/4475595
Office Updates https://support.microsoft.com/help/4522242

For all SharePoint updates, visit SharePoint Updates.

SharePoint Server 2016 Hybrid Auditing (Preview) Retirement

While I was a big fan of SharePoint Server 2016 Hybrid Auditing and frequently used it sucessfully, it never left the preview status. Today, Microsoft announced that Hybrid Auditing support would be removed in the November 12th, 2019 PU. While previous logs sent to the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center will be available, no new logs will be submitted. This is documented in the Office 365 Message Center under MC190932.

This change only impacts SharePoint Server 2016. This feature was not included in SharePoint Server 2019. If you require auditing for on-premesis SharePoint, implement Site Collection Audit Logging. Remember that Site Collection Auditing adds audit logs to the Content Database the site resides in. To manage storage, consider automatic trimming of audit logs and not using audit log settings such as View which generate a significant amount of audit log entries.

If you have configured Hybrid Auditing using the SharePoint Hybrid Configuration Wizard, please read this notification, as it affects your current audit log handling. The removal of this functionality will be facilitated through a Patch Update for SharePoint 2016 on premise, available on November 12, 2019. After installation new audit logs for Hybrid usage will not be sent to the Security & Compliance Center, though previous logs will be available. Concurrently the Security and Compliance Center will be updated to not accept Hybrid audit logs after November 12, 2019.

Microsoft Teams is Coming to Linux

The Microsoft Teams client is coming to Linux! This is great news and will allow Microsoft to have the widest operating system coverage on desktop and mobile. As most people who follow Microsoft closely are likely aware, Windows is no longer one of the top performing products in Microsoft’s portfolio and Microsoft’s focus has shifted to services such as Azure and Office 365. This shows in revenue as well as behavior – we’re seeing Linux releases for a variety of software, from SQL Server to VSCode and soon… Teams.

Teams has been usable on Linux for some time now through the browser, but there are limitations. A fully featured Teams client will be welcome to provide full media features. While the Teams client is available on Microsoft’s official repository as a deb package, don’t get too excited – you have to be invited to use the Linux client :-(

TeamsInsidersLinux

While I still use Windows 10 as a daily driver, primarily due to gaming and .NET Framework development, Linux has been attractive as a desktop option for quite some time now. Client applications like this enable people to choose their operating system of choice.

I’ll be looking forward to the day Chromium Edge and Office come to Linux!

SharePoint 2019 September 2019 Updates

The SharePoint 2019 September 2019 Updates have been released.

Product KB Article
SharePoint Server 2019 (sts-x-none) https://support.microsoft.com/help/4475596
SharePoint Server 2019 (wssmui) https://support.microsoft.com/help/4464557
Office Updates https://support.microsoft.com/help/4517986

For all SharePoint updates, visit SharePoint Updates.