Greetings and Salutations,
Due to lots of events taking place locally and internationally as well as other demands, we have decided not to have a user group meeting this month and will resume our first 2017 meeting on the 21st of March. Early Bird Registration is open here.
We do apologies for the late notice but we look forward to seeing you next month. Stay tuned!
-Adelaide SharePoint User Group Team
Microsoft Ignite has wrapped up for this year at the gold coast.
You can view all the Microsoft Ignite 2017 sessions and more at https://msftignite.com.au/
More information can be found at https://msftignite.com.au/
Office 365 Developer Podcasts
A great resource is the Office 365 Developer Podcast show presented by Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates.
A particular episode of note is Episode 117 with Jeremy Thake on Microsoft Teams and extensibility - https://blogs.office.com/2017/02/09/episode-117-jeremy-thake-microsoft-teams-extensibility-office-365-developer-podcast/
In episode 117 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates are joined by Jeremy Thake to discuss Microsoft Teams and extensibility.
You can check out the site and the podcast at https://dev.office.com/podcasts
Visual Studio Dev Essentials
Visual Studio Dev Essentials is a new, free program that brings together everything developers need to create applications on any device or operating system including Visual Studio Community and Visual Studio Code, and the free tier of Visual Studio Team Services. Dev Essentials adds priority forum support, training services from Pluralsight, Wintellect, and Xamarin, and—something that many have asked for—monthly credits to use in Azure. You can find all the details on https://www.visualstudio.com/products/free-developer-offers-vs
User Group Sponsors
The Adelaide SharePoint User Group would like to welcome two new well known and trusted identifies as official sponsors of the Adelaide SharePoint User Group, JetBrains and Telerik and thank them frothier support of the user group!
Check out our website at http://www.aspug.org.au/
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After 2-3 weeks of internet service degradation and a further 2 weeks of no service at all… Telstra finally fixed the fault…. It took them to replace over 200 pairs and over 250 meters of cable under the street to finally get mine (and about 100 other people) service restored!
Now lets sit back and watch the internet get hammered as updates and downloads fly off the handle for the next 24 hours :D
More to come!
As announced today on the Office Sustained Engineering team blog….
The Microsoft Word Viewer is being retired in November, 2017. At that time, the Viewer will no longer be available for download and will no longer receive security updates.
Microsoft recommends using these applications to view Word files:
Original Post at https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/office_sustained_engineering/2016/11/29/word-viewer-to-be-retired-in-november-2017/
Just a quick post to say.. if like me and you run SQL Server on Windows Server Core.. the way of getting SP2 installed is via the following command:
>SQLServer2014SP2-KB3171021-x64-ENU.exe /qs /IAcceptSQLServerLicenseTerms /Allinstances
This will show up the progress bar and nothing else, then all installed!
For more details about installing updates from a command prompt (soon to be powershell prompt!) see:
Have a great day!
As posted on the Office Blog…. Office Online Server November release is now… released!
The first significant update to Office Online Server that includes:
Please note: That to obtain this update you need to log in to the Volume License Serving Center and you must UNINSTALL the previous version and reinstall the new one.
Also… looks like Office Online Server is moving to a 4 month release cycle, with updates being provided every 4 months.
Full details can be found here - https://blogs.office.com/2016/11/18/office-online-server-november-release/
Some interesting news from the SQL Server team on their blog..
Moving forward, SQL Server vNext will only offer one type of installation, Native Mode… Integrated mode is no more.
“Starting with SQL Server v.Next, there’ll be only one installation mode for Reporting Services: “Native” mode. It’s a standalone BI solution you can deploy, whether or not you have SharePoint, and it offers the full set of Reporting Services features: a modern web portal, paginated reports, mobile reports, KPIs, and more. With the Technical Preview of Power BI reports in Reporting Services, you can view and interact with Power BI reports in your web browser, and in time, we aim to support web-based viewing of Excel workbooks in Native mode as well.”
For full details, check out the Reporting Services Team blog at:
Reporting Services has been around along time and over the past 10 years, its usage ive seen has just been going up and up.
It comes as no surprise the support for on-premise integration with a cloud-first product (SharePoint) is discontinued, while support for on-premises reports is maintained.
Reporting Services 365 has to be floating around somewhere!
Still working my way thru getting the prerequisites installed… with mostly success!
Getting closer.. Tho I need a restart :D
One thing I did find out (forgot to get a screenshot) is to install WindowsServerAppFabricSetup_x64.exe, it actually requires Windows Update Service to be running. easy enough… Net start wuauserv
and… its already running…. hmmm…
Next up… lets try the /i switch which is the silent install option
Wait a couple of minuets and try and run WindowsServerAppFabricSetup_x64.exe again. it extracts as usual, and them I'm presented with this:
GUI for AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server Setup Wizard!
Running through the Wizard, all features are installed. Excellent!
so… after a restart and a couple of preprequsist installs…. I try setup again….
Ouch! That's going to hurt. SharePoint setup wants me to uninstall appfabric and have the prereq tool istall and configure it.
Also, this native client business… swear i installed that.
Windows Server 2016 Standard (which is CORE!) and SharePoint 2016… the quest continues…
Continuing on from my previous blog post on this matter…
Windows Identity Framework is causing me grief still…
I thought it may be that .NET 3.5
is not installed, so… I tried installing I :) via:
C:\> dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /All /Source:D:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess
It installed fine :)
Also running Get-WindowsFeature works a treat!
So looking at Get-WindowsFeature, I can see that the web server role and .NET 4.6 are installed, along with all the other bits a pieces for a web server with .NET.
So, Next I tried to download the prerequisites and install them manually
Windows Identity Extensions gave me this:
Windows Identify Framework gave me this:
OK, so next step it to get what pre-prerequisites I can get installed… installed…. to do this, and not via the UI.. I’ve grabbed a Dan Holme’s SharePoint 2016 Offline prerequisites downloader PowerShell script from here and have set it running on the VM.
And…. My VM WITH a GUI.. is chugging along….
The quest continues!
There was an error during installation.
Reviewing the error log revels that PowerShell had a problem running a command….
XPS Viewer, Web Management Console (Both are GUI things.. this is on core remember) and the Windows Identify Foundation (eep.. this is going to cause problems) are not available in Windows Server 2016 as expected for SharePoint 2016.
OK, So lets try this scripted with a console!
To install the pre-requisites, launch powershell and type/copy/paste the below
Add-WindowsFeature NET-HTTP-Activation,NET-Non-HTTP-Activ,NET-WCF-Pipe-Activation45,NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45,Web-Server,Web-WebServer,Web-Common-Http,Web-Static-Content,Web-Default-Doc,Web-Dir-Browsing,Web-Http-Errors,Web-App-Dev,Web-Asp-Net,Web-Asp-Net45,Web-Net-Ext,Web-Net-Ext45,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-ISAPI-Filter,Web-Health,Web-Http-Logging,Web-Log-Libraries,Web-Request-Monitor,Web-Http-Tracing,Web-Security,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Filtering,Web-Digest-Auth,Web-Performance,Web-Stat-Compression,Web-Dyn-Compression,Web-Mgmt-Tools,Web-Mgmt-Compat,Web-Metabase,WAS,WAS-Process-Model,WAS-NET-Environment,WAS-Config-APIs,Web-Lgcy-Scripting -verbose
After a little tweaking….
OK, well that takes care of that, lets try it again
And just for giggles… setup (notice the top one now… Identify Extensions)
More work is needed! Stay Tuned
Microsoft has added official support for the TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 security protocols in SharePoint 2013 https://technet.microsoft.com/library/mt757340.aspx and SharePoint 2010 https://technet.microsoft.com/li…/mt757339(v=office.14).aspx