Upgrading SharePoint Server 2013 to SharePoint 2016 on a single server

It is possible to install SharePoint Server 2016 on a single Windows Server machine which would be helpful if you are hosting just a few sites for a small number of users, want to create a development SharePoint Server farm, or in our case we want to create a SharePoint Server farm as a short term solution as we are on our way to SharePoint Server 2019 or SharePoint Server Subscription Edition. As you know SharePoint’s data resides in SQL Server, and in previous versions of SharePoint if you ran an install of SharePoint on a single server it would install SQL Server Express for you as part of the… Read More

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SharePoint 2016 Feature Pack 1 Released

Microsoft promised! Microsoft delivered! During the launch of SharePoint Server 2016, Microsoft said you no longer are going to have to wait for the next major release of SharePoint to obtain new features and functionality introduced in SharePoint Online. Guess what? They followed through by releasing SharePoint Server 2016 Feature Pack 1 in early November 2016. A feature pack is similar to a CU, or Cumulative Update, in the sense it includes all previous updates for SharePoint Server 2016, which means you don’t have to install them before you install Feature Pack 1. But a Feature Pack also includes the new features and functionality that have been deployed and tested… Read More

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