Updates to search ranking models in SharePoint Server 2013

Learn about the search ranking models that were updated in SharePoint Server 2013   If you use SharePoint Server 2013, the Cumulative Update package published in August contains an updated and expanded set of ranking models for search. Details of the contents of the update, including download information can be found here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817616 If you use SharePoint Online,…


How to install update packages on a SharePoint farm where search component and high availability search topologies are enabled

The March Public Update (PU) for SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Foundation2013 is available. Here’s information to help you install it on SharePoint farms where search components and high availability search topologies are enabled. For servers that include searchcomponents, you have to follow specific steps to ensure that you install the PUcorrectly. For a high…

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Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 Products documentation

After months of planning and hard work, Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 Products is live and available for download. Service Pack 1 provides additional functionality and specific fixes, such as the ability to recover site collections and sites from the Recycle Bin, granular management and insight into storage using StorMan.aspx (Storage Space Allocation), and many others. The SharePoint…

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End of License for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search

For any customers who might be using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search, this is a reminder that in 2008, it was replaced with Microsoft Search Server 2008. At that time, Microsoft discontinued support for Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search. This is especially important to note if you plan to install Service Pack…


Announcing the updates resource center for SharePoint 2010 Products

We’ve created an updates resource center Web site that features articles about software updates for a SharePoint Foundation 2010 or a SharePoint Server 2010 environment. In addition to posting the lastest information about cumulative updates and service packs, the updates resource center links to up-to-date articles about the nature of software updates and our recommended approaches for…

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Article updates for the April Cumulative Update

If you subscribe to our newly-published RSS feeds for Windows SharePoint Services and Office SharePoint Server, you may have noticed a wave of topics that we updated for the April Cumulative Update. We updated topics because the Windows SharePoint Services portion of the Cumulative Update fixes a pain point (possible data corruption and definite size…


The Infrastructure Update

The Infrastructure Update is a set of product improvements and prescriptive guidance for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Our favorite features (and the ones we’ve written the most about) include federated search, Kerberos authentication for the SSP infrastructure, and content database ID and change log retention. Federated search An important…

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