The first Cumulative Update for SharePoint Server 2016 after RTM

On 24 August 2016 Microsoft announced availability of SharePoint Server 2016 Preview  that not recommended to install it in production environment.

SharePoint-2016-IT-Preview-released

On 18 November 2015  Microsoft announced availability of SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 that not recommended to install it in production environments.also you can’t upgrade from Preview to Beta 2.

On 20 January 2016  Microsoft announced availability of SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate (RC) that is an update to SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 and can be installed over Beta 2 but not not include InfoPath and SharePoint Designer as SharePoint Server 2013 RC!

InfoPath 2013 and SharePoint Designer 2013 will be the last versions of those products. SharePoint Designer is not being re-released with SharePoint Server 2016, although Microsoft will continue to support custom workflows built with SharePoint Designer and hosted on SharePoint Server 2016 and Office 365.where the support for InfoPath 2013 and SharePoint Designer 2013 will match the support life cycle for SharePoint Server 2016, running until 2026.

On 14 March 2016 Microsoft announced availability of SharePoint Server 2016 Release to Manufacturing (RTM).

SharePoint Server 2016

Note : You can’t upgrade from SharePoint Server 2016 Preview to Beta 2 and you can’t upgrade from Preview to RTM and you can’t upgrade from Beta 2 to RTM.

On 12 April 2016 The first CU for SharePoint Server 2016 after RTM is released.

Click to Download SharePoint Server 2016 April 2016 CU , where The SharePoint 2016 April 2016 CU Build Number is 16.0.4366.1000 and this CU does not update the configuration database schema so the configuration database schema version is not increased by installing the CU and you can use the SharePoint Server 2016 Patch Build Numbers Powershell Module to identify the patch level of your SharePoint components.

Note: After installing the fixes you need to run the SharePoint 2016 Products Configuration Wizard on each machine in the farm.

Enjoy 🙂

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