SharePoint 2016 December 2020 Updates

The SharePoint 2016 December 2020 Updates have been released.

Product KB Article
SharePoint Server 2016 (sts-x-none) https://support.microsoft.com/help/4486753
SharePoint Server 2016 (wssmui) https://support.microsoft.com/help/4486721
Office Online Server https://support.microsoft.com/help/4486750
Office Updates https://support.microsoft.com/help/4583521

For all SharePoint updates, visit SharePoint Updates.

SharePoint Updates Service Update

Last week I updated SharePoint Updates from .NET Framework to .NET Core 3.1, preserving the feature set with a few minor UI changes. I’m looking for suggestions for new features you’d like to see. This includes UI/UX, the RESTful API, and any changes you’d like to see with the associated PowerShell module.

I’m also curious to how the community would like to approach retired knowledge base articles. It looks like many of the SharePoint 2010-era KBs have been removed from support.microsoft.com; their downloads likely have also been removed. Should I preserve those links for posterity or remove them from the entry in the SharePoint Updates service?

I’ve set up a new SharePoint Updates repository to handle any feedback you may have. You can of course contact me on Twitter if you don’t have a GitHub account or want to message me privately.

I’ve also added a GitHub Sponsorship. Should you find any service, application, or script I develop useful, consider funding even at any level.

Thanks!

SharePoint 2019 November 2020 Updates

The SharePoint 2019 November 2020 Updates have been released.

Product KB Article
SharePoint Server 2019 (sts-x-none) https://support.microsoft.com/help/4486714
SharePoint Server 2019 (wssmui) https://support.microsoft.com/help/4486715
Office Online Server https://support.microsoft.com/help/4486713
Office Updates https://support.microsoft.com/help/4583503

For all SharePoint updates, visit SharePoint Updates.

SharePoint 2016 November 2020 Updates

The SharePoint 2016 November 2020 Updates have been released.

Product KB Article
SharePoint Server 2016 (sts-x-none) https://support.microsoft.com/help/4486717
SharePoint Server 2016 (wssmui) N/A - Use the October 2020 Language Update
Office Online Server https://support.microsoft.com/help/4486713
Office Updates https://support.microsoft.com/help/4583503

For all SharePoint updates, visit SharePoint Updates.

Overriding Sender for Sharing Emails

In SharePoint Server 2013 and above, when a user sends an invite to another user, it sends the invite as that user. This can lead to SMTP servers rejecting mail from a SharePoint server due to lack of send on behalf rights.

Microsoft introduced a fix for SharePoint Server 2016 (and available in 2019 RTM) in November of 2017. KB4011244 allows a farm admin to disable the send on behalf behavior, reverting to the SharePoint Server 2010 and below behavior of sending as the email address configured in the Outgoing Email settings of the farm or Web Application.

This is set via PowerShell on a per-Web Application basis.

$wa = Get-SPWebApplication https://wa
$wa.OutboundMailOverrideEnvelopeSender = $true
$wa.Update()