SharePoint 2019 September 2021 Updates

The SharePoint 2019 September 2021 Updates have been released.

Product KB Article
SharePoint Server 2019 (sts-x-none) https://support.microsoft.com/topic/description-of-the-security-update-for-sharepoint-server-2019-september-14-2021-kb5002018-0421ad93-cab5-4caa-b503-f27bc7151df4
SharePoint Server 2019 (wssmui) https://support.microsoft.com/topic/september-14-2021-update-for-sharepoint-server-2019-language-pack-kb5002019-04962751-8ff9-479b-a477-022d63a2a86c
Office Online Server https://support.microsoft.com/topic/description-of-the-security-update-for-office-online-server-september-14-2021-kb5001999-2ec36572-723b-4aea-81fc-937535743b63
Office Updates https://support.microsoft.com/help/5001966

For all SharePoint updates, visit SharePoint Updates.

SharePoint 2016 September 2021 Updates

The SharePoint 2016 September 2021 Updates have been released.

Product KB Article
SharePoint Server 2016 (sts-x-none) https://support.microsoft.com/topic/description-of-the-security-update-for-sharepoint-enterprise-server-2016-september-14-2021-kb5002020-7f74a564-927c-410b-9444-2f8d086886f4
SharePoint Server 2016 (wssmui) N/A - Use July 2021 Update
Office Online Server https://support.microsoft.com/topic/description-of-the-security-update-for-office-online-server-september-14-2021-kb5001999-2ec36572-723b-4aea-81fc-937535743b63
Office Updates https://support.microsoft.com/help/5001966

For all SharePoint updates, visit SharePoint Updates.

SharePoint Online Open in Explorer with Microsoft Edge

With the next release of the SharePoint Online cmdlets, Microsoft will support allowing Microsoft Edge to open Document Libraries with Windows Explorer, similar to how IE has operated with SharePoint for eons (in the IT world, anyways!).

This will require two configuration points:

Update to the latest Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.PowerShell cmdlets, version 16.0.21610.12000. While they’re not yet on the PowerShell gallery as of this post, you can use the MSI download, instead. You’ll run the following PowerShell:

Connect-SPOService https://tenantName-admin.sharepoint.com
Set-SPOTenant -ViewInFileExplorerEnabled:$true

The tenant setting is false, by default.

The second step is to enable a policy in Microsoft Edge, version 93 at a minimum. This will require you to configure the policy on a per-SharePoint Online domain basis. You can read more about that configuration here.

Note that this feature has not yet rolled out to all tenants, yet. Your tenant may not support this feature as of this time, in which case you’ll see the below error.

Set-SPOTenant : The requested operation is part of an experimental feature that is not supported in the current
environment.

This is great news for Edge users and excellent to see so quickly after the deprecation of Internet Explorer for M365 services!

New Discord Server to Discuss SharePoint and M365!

Many of you know that I’m one of the moderators of https://reddit.com/r/sharepoint. We had a community member request a Discord Server for real-time help/chat which Reddit doesn’t do (well). I created a poll and even before it has ended, it had an overwhelming “yes” to creating one.

I have since created a Discord Server for the https://reddit.com/r/sharepoint community which you can join at https://discord.gg/7FqFA9rQzR. The rules of /r/sharepoint apply to Discord, as well, though Discord may give us some extra flexibility, such as a blog spam channel, but overall, my Be Nice rule is in full effect.

In the future I’ll be looking for moderators – as this is a Discord community rather than traditional server, NSFW and other colourful langugage, etc. is highly discouraged, but for now I think we can just Be Nice :-)

Just like /r/sharepoint, we do not focus on just SharePoint! Feel free to ask about anything SharePoint-related, including Azure services (Azure Runbooks for PnP provisioning, Azure Access Packages, Power Automate, and other Azure/M365 services!).

We welcome everyone to the community, even if you don’t want to join reddit – that’s fine, too!

See you soon at https://discord.gg/7FqFA9rQzR!

SharePoint 2019 August 2021 Updates

The SharePoint 2019 August 2021 Updates have been released.

Product KB Article
SharePoint Server 2019 (sts-x-none) https://support.microsoft.com/topic/description-of-the-security-update-for-sharepoint-server-2019-august-10-2021-kb5002000-eaec8800-5d27-4015-abfc-c3710304b765
SharePoint Server 2019 (wssmui) https://support.microsoft.com/topic/august-10-2021-update-for-sharepoint-server-2019-language-pack-kb5002001-6fc0f901-7eba-41c5-8488-b65d5cefd718
Office Online Server N/A
Office Updates https://support.microsoft.com/topic/august-2021-updates-for-microsoft-office-dc149bad-7294-4451-880e-f30d6b67def1

For all SharePoint updates, visit SharePoint Updates.