Find and Manage Updates for SharePoint 2010/2013 and Project Server 2010/2013

I've always maintained a list of my own links to updates, but I learned of these two links today.  You can find and manage updates for SharePoint and Project Server with these two links.  I hope you find this useful; they both hold a coveted spot in my favorites for CUs now. Find and manage…

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Link to "SharePoint patching demystified" by Stefan Gossner

This link has been making the rounds lately and I wanted to share it.   SharePoint patching demystified by Stefan Gossner:  http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2014/08/19/sharepoint-patching-demystified.aspx

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Project Pro and Project Server 2010 and 2013 August 2013 CU released.

The August 2013 CU for Microsoft Project and Project Server 2010 and 2013 were released today.  http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2013/08/13/microsoft-project-server-2010-and-2013-august-2013-cu-announcement.aspx Please thoroughly test the CUs on a test environment before rolling out into production!  This link is an excellent place to start with functionality validation test plans: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg502592(v=office.14).aspx. Download them into Word docs and store for repeatable test…

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Project 2010 and Project Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Released!

Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Project 2010 and Project Server 2010 has been released. http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2013/07/23/project-2010-and-project-server-2010-service-pack-2-sp2-released.aspx As with any service pack (SP) or cumulative update (CU), please run the installation and perform functionality validation testing in a test environment using the link below before installing in production. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg502592(v=office.14).aspx

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Microsoft Project Server 2007, 2010 and 2013 February 2013 CU Announcement

Microsoft Project Server 2007, 2010 and 2013 February 2013 CU Announcement here http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2013/02/14/microsoft-project-server-2007-2010-and-2013-february-2013-cu-announcement.aspx You can also get the downloads from here: Update center for Office, Office servers, and related products http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/ee748587.aspx

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Dec 2012 CUs

As part of my role as a dedicated support engineer, I proactively perform upgrade tests on customer databases that I bring in-house to my testing servers.  After I restore the databases on a server with the customer’s current CU level, I perform functionality validation testing prior to the upgrade to ensure everything works as it…

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Microsoft Project Server and Sharepoint Server 2007 and 2010 June 2012 CU Announcement

Links to the Project Admin Blog and Brian Smith’s blog concerning the release of the June 2012 CU. Project Admin Blog announcement Brian Smith’s Blog announcement If you haven’t already, please develop test procedures to use before and after testing the upgrade in a TEST environment.  Use the same procedures in PROD when you install…

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What has been fixed in a CU?

A user contacted me via email the other day with a simple question – “Where can I get all the KB articles for Project Server 2010 and Project 2010 client fixes from June 2011 to February 2012?”  The user said that, ideally, a spreadsheet including all fixes in those CUs would be the most useful….

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