Welcome to ShareSquared Shannon Bray!

Yep…Shannon Bray has decided to join ShareSquared!

Amazingly, it had nothing *directly* of my doing, although a few people would disagree.  It just happened that David K. hit up Shannon like he always does and happened to get a bit more "response" back because of my move a few months ago.  This latest move certainly peaked Shannon's interest as he knows me really well and working for someone has never been something he thought I would do again.  After a couple quick convo's, Shannon had some serious stuff to think about.  Certainly his Planet Technology co-workers are going to miss him, as I deduced from the Facebook and SMS messages [:)]. 

I have known Shannon longer than I have known David (10+ years).  It all started back in the truely good old MCT days of everyone getting started with SharePoint via my famous (infamous?) 50064 SharePoint 2007 Developer course.  It was a tough course and those that could handle teaching it over a week were certainly complete and total rockstars.  Shannon was one of these people.  As he taught the course and grew over the years, he distinguished himself in many many ways. Husband, Father, Leader, Consultant, Cool Dude, Best Friend…etc etc.

I'm excited that Shannon has decided to join myself and the ShareSquared team.  It means that he'll be around for my next round of cloud startup's in the next couple of years (yeah, those are still in the works) and I couldn't imagine it any other way!  

Welcome Shannon, this is going to be a blast my friend!

Chris 

Diff of SharePoint 2013 and 2016 codebase

Hi all,

I have done this the past two versions and every time I learn exactly what changed in the product.  Gives me a ton of stuff to explore and blog about later!  In this version, and as in the past two, there were some surprises that I will share here.  Keep in mind, the build that was released still doesn't have a ton of stuff "wired" up in terms of backend code.  Pretty ridiculous to see people touting "SharePoint 2016 training" based on a build that isn't even a Release Candidate (RC).  It's total bull.

Some pre-reqs that the current code-base requires (and is not installed as part on the installer process):

  • Reporting Services Add-In – SQL R2 2008 – 10.0
  • Reporting Services Add-In – SQL R2 2008 – 11.0
  • SQL Server ADOMD.NET (Analysis Services) – 10.0 
  • Windows Azure Storage 3.0.3.0
  • Microsoft.Azure.GraphClient.FirstClient – ??? – no idea where or what this is…has to do with UserProfiles and sync but is not included and can't be downloaded from what research I have done

Couple that show up that are installedconfigured, yet still interesting:

  • NewtonSoft.Json 6.0 – used in Search
  • System.Web.Http 5.2.2.0 – used in Search
  • Microsoft.Data (5.3 and 5.6) – seems some dlls have old 5.3 references that have not been updated

Interesting things I noticed:

  • ChicagoIntegration.dll – check it out…and the fact it has 0.0.0.0 as its version…LOL – used for ContentPush
  • Assemblies moved from GAC_MSIL to GAC_64 – yeah, much more performant for the target processor.  Many Search Dlls fell into this world.  I'll leave it to you to find the rest and see where performance was improved.
  • All things SilverLight and windows phone are gone!
  • SharePoint Education is now dead…as much as Rob thought it didn't ship before…LOL
  • Ceres Flows are not longer seperate Dlls…still need to find where these went!
  • New Ceres OfficeGraph and ContentPush Dlls are included now
  • Portable libraries are now included in the install
  • New format handlers for search and Office Excel files
  • New FileStorage code for Azure Storage interation
  • New O365 Resource discovery code
  • New Directory code with ServerStubs for CSOM

    There were a few Dlls added to the codebase.  These include (some are not verified and should be removed, but I only have so much time in the day):

    • AbsBlobStore
    • ChicagoIngestion
    • Microsoft.Ceres.AnalysisEngine.Managed
    • Microsoft.Ceres.Common.Tools.Sandbox
    • Microsoft.Ceres.ContentEngine.ContentPush
    • Microsoft.Ceres.ContentEngine.Operators.ContentPush
    • Microsoft.Ceres.ContentEngine.Operators.External
    • Microsoft.Ceres.ContentEngine.Operators.Mars
    • Microsoft.Ceres.ContentEngine.Operators.Security
    • Microsoft.Ceres.ContentEngine.Processing.ContentPush
    • Microsoft.Ceres.ContentEngine.Processing.External
    • Microsoft.Ceres.ContentEngine.Processing.Security
    • Microsoft.Ceres.DataLossPrevention
    • Microsoft.Ceres.DocParsing.External.Client
    • Microsoft.Ceres.DocParsing.External.Core
    • Microsoft.Ceres.DocParsing.FormatHandlers.ExcelGeneric
    • Microsoft.Ceres.DocParsing.FormatHandlers.ExcelLegacy
    • Microsoft.Ceres.DocParsing.FormatHandlers.ExcelOdbc
    • Microsoft.Ceres.DocParsing.FormatHandlers.PointPublishing
    • Microsoft.Ceres.External.ContentApi.GraphExtensions
    • Microsoft.Ceres.Flighting
    • Microsoft.Ceres.NlpBase.Phonetic
    • Microsoft.Ceres.Platform.Parallax
    • Microsoft.Ceres.SearchCore.FastServer.DumpLib.Managed
    • Microsoft.Ceres.SearchCore.FastServer.Managed
    • Microsoft.Ceres.SearchCore.GraphModel
    • Microsoft.Ceres.SearchCore.GraphQueryModel
    • Microsoft.Ceres.SearchCore.GraphSeedingModel
    • Microsoft.Ceres.SearchCore.GraphServer.Managed
    • Microsoft.Ceres.SearchCore.GraphStatusModel
    • Microsoft.Ceres.SearchCore.Indexes.GraphServerIndex
    • Microsoft.Ceres.SearchCore.IndexStorage
    • Microsoft.Ceres.SearchCore.KeyValueModel
    • Microsoft.Ceres.SearchCore.Tango
    • Microsoft.Ceres.SearchCore.TenantMapping
    • Microsoft.Ceres.SearchVssWriter
    • Microsoft.Data.Services.Client
    • Microsoft.Data.Services.Design
    • Microsoft.Data.Services
    • Microsoft.FileServices.Beta
    • Microsoft.FileServices.ServerStub.Beta
    • Microsoft.FileServices.ServerStub.V1
    • Microsoft.FileServices.ServerStub.V2
    • Microsoft.FileServices.V1
    • Microsoft.FileServices.V2
    • Microsoft.HtmlTrans.Interface
    • Microsoft.NaturalLanguage.Core
    • Microsoft.NaturalLanguage.KeywordExtraction
    • Microsoft.NaturalLanguage.KeywordExtraction.resources
    • Microsoft.O365.ResourceCatalog.PulsePackage
    • Microsoft.O365.ResourceCatalog.WexPackage
    • Microsoft.O365.ResourceDiscovery
    • Microsoft.OData.Core
    • Microsoft.OData.Edm
    • Microsoft.Office.Access.Server.Application
    • Microsoft.Office.Access.Server.Calculation
    • Microsoft.Office.Access.Server.Calculation.Interface
    • Microsoft.Office.Access.Server.Calculation.Interop
    • Microsoft.Office.Access.Server
    • Microsoft.Office.Access.Server.resources
    • Microsoft.Office.Access.Server.Security
    • Microsoft.Office.Access.Server.UI
    • Microsoft.Office.Access.Services.Application
    • Microsoft.Office.Access.Services.DataProxy
    • Microsoft.Office.Access.Services.DataServer
    • Microsoft.Office.Access.Services
    • Microsoft.Office.Access.Services.Moss
    • Microsoft.Office.Access.Services.Native
    • Microsoft.Office.Access.Services.resources
    • Microsoft.Office.Access.Services.Sql
    • Microsoft.Office.Access.Services.Storage
    • Microsoft.Office.Access.Services.UI
    • Microsoft.Office.BusinessApplications.Tools.AutoGen
    • Microsoft.Office.BusinessApplications.Tools
    • Microsoft.Office.BusinessApplications.Tools.Intl
    • Microsoft.Office.Client.Policy.Portable
    • Microsoft.Office.CompliancePolicy.Platform
    • Microsoft.Office.DocumentManagement.Intl
    • Microsoft.Office.DocumentManagement.ServerStub
    • Microsoft.Office.Excel.Server.CalculationServer.Proxy
    • Microsoft.Office.Excel.Server
    • Microsoft.Office.Excel.Server.MossHost
    • Microsoft.Office.Excel.WebUI
    • Microsoft.Office.Graphics.ShapeBuilder
    • Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.CLRLoader
    • Microsoft.Office.InfoPath
    • Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.Server.Administration.CommandLine
    • Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.Server
    • Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.Server.Host
    • Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.Server.Intl
    • Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.Server.Intl.Resources
    • Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.Server.Pages
    • Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.Server.RepairUtilities.Intl
    • Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.Server.RepairUtilities.Intl.Resources
    • Microsoft.Office.MhtExport
    • Microsoft.Office.Ofc
    • Microsoft.Office.Policy.Barcode.Generator
    • Microsoft.Office.Policy.intl
    • Microsoft.Office.Policy.ServerStub
    • Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.Database.Extension
    • Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.Optimizer
    • Microsoft.Office.SecureStoreService
    • Microsoft.Office.SecureStoreService.Intl
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.Chart
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.Chart.Intl
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.Chart.Intl.Resources
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.Conversion.Framework
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.Conversion.Storage
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.Conversion.ViewerInterface
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.Conversions
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.Diagnostics
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.Directory.SharePoint
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.Directory.SharePoint.Remote
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.Directory.SharePoint.Remote.ServerStub
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.Directory.SharePointInterface
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.Directory.SharePointInterface.ServerStub
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.FilterControls
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.ImportProfileProperties
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.Intl
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.PowerPoint
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.PowerPoint.Intl
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.PowerPoint.Intl.Resources
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.Sandbox
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.MSSITLB
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.ClickPredict
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.ETW
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Intl
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Native
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Portability
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.PowerShell
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.RemoteSharepoint
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.UI
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.Synchronization
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.WebAnalytics
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.WebAnalytics.Intl
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.WebAnalytics.Intl.Resources
    • Microsoft.Office.Server.WebAnalytics.UI
    • Microsoft.Office.ServiceInfrastructure.Definitions
    • Microsoft.Office.SharePoint.ClientExtensions.Intl
    • Microsoft.Office.SharePoint.Tools
    • Microsoft.Office.SlideLibrary
    • Microsoft.Office.TranslationServices.intl
    • Microsoft.Office.TranslationServices.intl.resources
    • Microsoft.Office.Visio.Server
    • Microsoft.Office.Visio.Server.GraphicsServer
    • Microsoft.Office.Visio.Server.Intl
    • Microsoft.Office.Visio.Server.Intl.Resources
    • Microsoft.Office.Web.Environment.OfficeServer
    • Microsoft.Office.Web.Sandbox
    • Microsoft.Office.Word.Server.intl
    • Microsoft.Office.Word.Server.intl.resources
    • Microsoft.Office.Workflow.Actions.intl
    • Microsoft.Office.Workflow.Actions.intl.resources
    • Microsoft.Office.Workflow.Feature
    • Microsoft.Office.Workflow.Routing
    • Microsoft.Office.Workflow.Routing.intl
    • Microsoft.Online.FileServices
    • Microsoft.Online.FileServices.ServerStub
    • Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.DataSourceProviders.Standard
    • Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.Server
    • Microsoft.Search.Platform.Parallax
    • Microsoft.Search.Server.comadmin
    • Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Directory
    • Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.DocumentManagement.Portable
    • Microsoft.Sharepoint.Client.Publishing.Portable
    • Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime.Windows
    • Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime.WindowsPhone
    • Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime.WindowsStore
    • Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Search.Applications.Portable
    • Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Search.Portable
    • Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ServerRuntime.OData
    • Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.UserProfiles.Portable
    • Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.WorkflowServices.Portable
    • Microsoft.Sharepoint.Excel.Proxies.Intl
    • microsoft.sharepoint.excel.proxies.intl.resources
    • Microsoft.Sharepoint.Sandbox
    • Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.Extended.Query
    • Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.Native
    • Microsoft.SharePoint.WorkflowServices
    • Microsoft.Spatial
    • Microsoft.Web.Constraint
    • Microsoft.Web.Design.Server
    • Newtonsoft.Json
    • System.Spatial
     
    Check out the ExcelPowerPivot workbook attached to this post for more details!
     
    Enjoy!
    Chris