December 2013 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released (updated)

The product group released the December 2013 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. Be aware that all Update for SharePoint 2013 require March 2013 PU for SharePoint 2013 to be installed first. Please also have a look at the article that discusses how to properly patch a SharePoint 2013 farm which has Search enabled. ATTENTION:…

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SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise with Service Pack 2 now available on VLSC

A quick update on a common question: SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise with Service Pack 2 has been released to Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) on December 16th. This integrated version allows customers to install SP2010 directly on Windows Server 2012.

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December 2013 CU for SharePoint 2013 is delayed

December 2013 CU for SharePoint Server 2013 is planned to be released in a couple of days. In case you are only interested in December CU for SharePoint Foundation 2013 or Office Web Apps Server 2013 you can already download it from here: KB 2849961 – SharePoint Foundation 2013 December 2013 CU KB 2850013 – Office Web Apps…

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December 2013 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released

The product group released the December 2013 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. Be aware that the December Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 is a Post-SP2 hotfix. It is recommended to have SP2 installed before installing the December CU. The KB articles for December CU are available at the following locations: KB 2849990 – SharePoint…

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Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (including SharePoint) coming early next year

[from Office New Blog] We’ll release Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the 2013 set of products including Office, SharePoint and Exchange. SP1 will deliver performance enhancements, feature updates and improve compatibility with Windows 8.1. Of course if you’re an Office 365 customer, you’re always up to date with the latest versions of our products. We’ll have more…

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Common error message: "The expected version of the product was not found on the system"

A common error message reported when installing a SharePoint CU is the following: “The expected version of the product was not found on the system”. You obviously will see this error if you try to install a SharePoint CU on a box where not SharePoint has been installed, but there is another reason why this…

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October 2013 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released

The product group released the October 2013 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. Be aware that all Update for SharePoint 2013 require March 2013 PU for SharePoint 2013 to be installed first. Please also have a look at the article that discusses how to properly patch a SharePoint 2013 farm which has Search enabled. The…

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October 2013 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released

The product group released the October 2013 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. Be aware that the October Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 is a Post-SP1 hotfix. That means that you should ensure that SP1 is installed before the October CU. The KB articles for October CU are availabe at the following locations: KB 2825824…

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SharePoint 2010 September 2013 PU and August 2013 CU

I received the question a couple of times so I decided to answer it here: You cannot install September 2013 PU (public update) on top of August 2013 CU because August 2013 CU already includes September 2013 PU.PUs are more intensively tested than CUs. Code changes done for September PU are also included in August CU. But…

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