As usual, here is the October 2013 CU release. please find all info below.
Some links or partly updates may not be availbale right ahead, so please expect delays in availability, thnx.
In order to install future updates, the March 2013 PU will be mandatory! So you must install these updates on RTM Farms before you can install subsequent updates in the future! - Click here for Download March PU 2013!
For servers that include search components, you have to follow specific steps to ensure that you install the PU correctly.
Please find here important advise on how to do that correctly:
How to install update packages on a SharePoint farm where search component and high availability search topologies are enabled
As usual, you need to run the SharePoint 2013 Products Configuration Wizard on each machine in the farm after installing the packages.
The SharePoint Server pack contains the Foundation packs, so you basically only need to install one Package.
The project Server Packs are containing both, so if you install this one, no need for the other two to install additionally.
October 2013 CU for SharePoint 2013:
Build Number: 15.0.4551.1001 (Foundation) and 15.0.4551.1005 (Server)
KB 2825674 - SharePoint Foundation 2013
KB 2825647 - SharePoint Server 2013
KB 2825686 - Office Web Apps Server 2013
KB 2825658 - SharePoint Designer 2013 hotfix package
KB 2825661 - SharePoint Designer 2013 hotfix package, language specific
KB 2825650 - SharePoint Server 2013 with Project Server 2013
KB 2825659 - Description of the Project Server 2013 hotfix package (Projectserverwfe-x-none.msp): October 8, 2013
KB 2760465 - Description of the Project Server 2013 hotfix package (Coreserver-x-none.msp; Projectserverwfe-x-none.msp): October 9, 2013
· October 2013 Office Update Release (Office Sustained Engineering and Release team)
All previous Updates:
Some additonal Info about New SharePoint 2013 search scale capabilities:
(taken from from Olaf Birkeland’s (Search PG) community post)
“The October CU to SP2013 is now out. From the description, it might not look too interesting for search. It does although contain important fixes to allow larger Search Service Applications than before.
- The system is more robust and can handle more components. New scale limits will be published on Oct 15th.
- We open up for running up to 4x index components per server (given you have 4x hardware resources to host them all)
- The indexer uses less memory on machines with lots of RAM, allowing it to run better along with other loads, including other indexers.
- Query lookup is faster, and provides higher QPS rates. Graphs below is from a 150M items farm, applying ramp query load before/after the CU
Aug 2013 CU
Oct 2013 CU
(Graph gap on the right is just a reporting issue, as the timer job that collects data is recycled every morning at 6am)
There was quite some handholding needed to get this CU out due to various technical non-code problems. Given the results, I would although say the extra effort was worth it.”
Thanks to my Peer, Holger Lutz for sharing