SharePoint 2013 January 2017 Cumulative Updates

The SharePoint 2013 January 2017 Cumulative Updates have been released: SharePoint Foundation: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3141479 SharePoint Server 2013: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3141481 Project Server 2013: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3141480 Office Updates: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3214449 Consider using the SharePoint Patch Cmdlets available at SharePoint Updates for your farm!
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SharePoint 2016 January 2017 Updates

The SharePoint 2016 January 2017 Updates have been released. SharePoint Server 2016 (sts-x-none): https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3141486 SharePoint Server 2016 (wssloc): https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3141487 Office Updates: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3214449 Consider using the SharePoint Patch Cmdlets available at SharePoint Updates for your farm!
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Determine MinRole Compliance via PowerShell

MinRole compliance is available via Central Administration, but what if you needed to determine MinRole compliance via PowerShell? There’s no simple property via  or any other similar PowerShell methods. Instead, we must use reflection. Reflection is generally unsupported by Microsoft, so do keep that in mind. This script is simple, use the SharePoint Management Shell (so we don’t have to manually load the assembly) and just make sure
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SharePoint 2016 December 2016 Updates

The SharePoint 2016 December 2016 Updates have been released. SharePoint Server 2016 (sts-x-none): https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3128014 SharePoint Server 2016 (wssloc): https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3128017 Office Updates: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3208595 Consider using the SharePoint Patch Cmdlets available at SharePoint Updates for your farm!
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SharePoint 2013 December 2016 Cumulative Updates

The SharePoint 2013 December 2016 Cumulative Updates have been released: SharePoint Foundation: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3128001 SharePoint Server 2013: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3128005 Project Server 2013: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3128003 Office Updates: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3208595 Consider using the SharePoint Patch Cmdlets available at SharePoint Updates for your farm!
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Cloud Search Service Application Crawl Performance

I’ve been working on a Hybrid Search farm using SharePoint Server 2013 with the November 2016 Cumulative Update. The Cloud Search Service Application crawl performance was extremely poor, below 1 document per second (DPS) submitted to the SharePoint Online Search index. What I was seeing was Azure was throttling my index submissions. This particular Content Source had roughly 9 million items to index, and due to these throttling events, the
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