Customizing the Search Control Display Template

I have customers who often want a custom search page of some sort, so I end up customizing the Search Control Display Template and making a minor query change. This most is more for my reference, but I figured these two simple things may help others. When you create a custom page and drop search Web Parts (Search  Box, Search Result, perhaps Refinement), a user will navigate to the page and a bunch of default results show up. The fix for this is
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SharePoint 2016 September 2016 Updates

The SharePoint 2016 September 2016 Updates have been released. Note that this patch may take 3 times as long to as apply versus previous Public Updates. SharePoint Server 2016 (sts-x-none.msp): https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3118289 SharePoint Server 2016 (wssloc): https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3118295 Office Online Server: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3118299 Office Updates: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/31885
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SharePoint 2013 September 2016 Cumulative Updates

The SharePoint 2013 September 2016 Cumulative Updates have been released: SharePoint Foundation: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3118271 SharePoint Server 2013: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3118279 Project Server 2013: https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3118274 Office Web Apps 2013: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3118270 Office Updates: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3118274 Consider using the SharePoint Patch Cmdle
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MS16-101 Prevents SharePoint From Changing Managed Account Passwords

MS16-101 is a security update that prevents protocol fallback (Kerberos to NTLM) from taking place to change account passwords. This security update disables the ability of the Negotiate process to fall back to NTLM when Kerberos authentication fails for password change operations. Currently, the ability to change the passwords of disabled or locked-out accounts is supported only by NTLM. It is not supported by the Kerberos protocol. This securit
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Deploying SharePoint 2016

I wrote a book! Vlad Catrinescu and I spent many months writing on deploying SharePoint 2016. It’s been an adventure, to say the least, hiding in my room writing on my laptop (when I could have been playing Guild Wars 2 instead). The process actually started at last year’s MVP Summit in November; Vlad asked me to be a technical reviewer, but offered the chance to be a co-author instead. A few sticks 16GB ECC RDIMMs later (16, to be ex
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SharePoint 2016 August 2016 Updates

The SharePoint 2016 August 2016 Updates have been released: SharePoint Server 2016 (sts-x-none.msp): https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3115437 SharePoint Server 2016 (wssloc): https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3115441 Office Updates: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3181038 Consider using the SharePoint Patch Cmdlets available at SharePoint Updates for your farm!
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