Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2013 just got put on hold - attention! (Update: Now available again)

I think this deserves a short blog post of its own, just in case you are (like me!) in the midst of deploying a production farm with SP 1 into the wild. Microsoft just announced the following information on their SP 1 page: [blockquote]We have recently uncovered an issue with this Service Pack 1 package that may prevent customers who have Service Pack 1 from deploying future public or cumulative updates. As a precautionary measure, we have deactivated the download page until a new package is published.[/blockquote] So this is some pretty heavy information. Not to say the…

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Service Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 2013 released

Microsoft just released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 2013 (and a bunch of other products that doesn’t quite relate to my focus). As per request from a few clients and friends, here’s a quick link list with download details. SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 improvements In this spreadsheet you can get a full list of improvements with SP 1. For SharePoint, these are the immediate changes: Description of fixes Metadata is lost when documents that use a custom content type with a "Description" field are opened for editing. When an item is…

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