Microsoft Pulls SP1 for SharePoint 2013
Microsoft has removed the availability of its recently released Service Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2013.
A brief announcement to that effect was issued on Thursday by Microsoft. The problem appears to be that some organizations have had problems getting cumulative updates or patches after installing the service pack, according to a Microsoft support article.
Microsoft had previously released SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 in late February or early March through the Microsoft Download Center. However, access to the bits has now been "deactivated."
"As a precautionary measure, we have deactivated the download page until a new package is published," the support article states.
No information was provided about when an updated service pack would be available. At press time, attempting to download SP1 for SharePoint Server 2013 returns a page not found message.
Another important function of SP1 for SharePoint Server 2013 is that it adds product compatibility with Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft's latest flagship server operating system. It also adds support for Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft's current flagship browser release.
SP1 contains 45 bug fixes specifically for SharePoint Server 2013. It also includes all security updates released through January, plus all cumulative updates through December.
Kurt Mackie is senior news producer for 1105 Media's Converge360 group.