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April 23
SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1 Re-released

image This morning, Microsoft has re-released Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2013 which resolves the issue of installing updates after you have installed the service pack.

If you have already installed Service Pack 1, you will need to reinstall the re-released service pack over the existing installation. (Will this come back to bite us in the future?)

If you have not installed Service Pack 1 already, simply download, plan and install the re-released version.

 

On a side note, the slipstream iso’s downloadable from Microsoft are not affected by this problem.

Download Links

KB Articles

  • KB 2880551 - SharePoint Foundation 2013 SP1
  • KB 2880552 - SharePoint Server 2013 SP1
  • KB 2880553 - Project Server 2013 SP1
  • KB 2880554 - SharePoint Server Language Pack
  • KB 2880555 - SharePoint Foundation Language Pack
  • KB 2880558 - Office Web Apps Server 2013 SP1

NOTE The KB articles for the re-released Service Pack are different from the recalled Service Pack KB articles.

 

Off to do some testing I go!

 

-DB

April 08
Important: SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1 Broken!

Just a quick notice, but rather important…

 

A issue has been discovered in Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2013 which prevent additional updates being installed.

Notice
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.

It is recommened that you hold off installing Service Pack 1 until further notice until an updated installation package is released by Microsoft.

More information can be found at - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817429/en-us

Hoping to find out if this affects Microsoft pre-built slipstream packages also. Stand by for more information

March 18
[ASPUG] Adelaide SharePoint User Group March meeting cancelled

Due to the venue being unavailable this afternoon and me welcoming in the newest member of our family tomorrow (doctors’ orders), this month’s user group meetings in cancelled.

Apologies for the late notice and I hope you all understand.

We’ll see you all next month on April 15th.

Sincerest Apologies,

Adelaide SharePoint User Group

March 01
SharePoint 2013 WITH Service Pack 1 (slipstreamed)

Microsoft have released a pre-built iso with Service Pack 1 slipstreamed into the ISO for both Foundation & Server through MSDN.

I suspect it will hit the download centre in the next 24-48 hours!

February 26
SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1 released!

As anticipated, Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2013 has been released!

Please remember to use your test environment to test the service pack and not your production environment!

SharePoint

Office 2013

SharePoint Designer

Office 365

  • If you run Office 365, do not fear, you should get the latest updates in your next update cycle!

 

Official blog release can be found at http://blogs.office.com/2014/02/25/office-2013-service-pack-1-now-available/

Also check out the TechCenter for SharePoint at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/sharepoint/jj891062

February 17
[ASPUG] Adelaide SharePoint User Group February 2014 Newsletter

Greetings and Salutations,

For this month’s Adelaide SharePoint User Group February meeting tomorrow, the 18th of February, 2014, our guest speaker, we have returning speaker James Milne MVP from Myraid Technologies from Brisbane who will be presenting - “Document and Rights Management in SharePoint 2013”.

Presentation Description: “SharePoint 2013 provides a solid document and record management platform and with the release of SharePoint 2013, we now have the capability to provide power users with the ability to perform and manage their own eDiscovery searches. During this session we will explore the document life cycle as it begins life in the collaborative document management environment and then transitions through to the various record management capability of SharePoint 2013. Then we will finish off by exploring the new eDiscovery features now available in SharePoint 2013”

You can register for this month’s Adelaide SharePoint User Group meeting at http://aspug18022014.eventbrite.com.au which has a kick off time at 3:30pm.

Registration allows for catering for the correct number of people.

For the latest information and agenda for 2014 of the Adelaide SharePoint User Group as it comes to hand, check out our website at http://www.aspug.org.au or our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com.au/ASPUG

We’ll see you tomorrow!!

SP24 Conference

SP24 will last for 24 hours and will comprise of 48 sessions running across a business and technical track. SP24 will be held on-line using live streaming and will feature many speakers who have been voted for by the community. Last but not least, it's completely free for all attendees!

SP24 Conference will start with an amazing keynote on Thursday, 17 April 2014 at 7:30 AM Adelaide Time (16 April 10PM GMT) and will finish on Friday, 18 April 2014 at 8:30 AM Adelaide Time (17 April 11pm GMT)

If you are a SharePoint end user, developer or administrator you may be interested in a new, online SharePoint Conference called SP24.

1. It's free for all attendees.

2. It's entirely online - so you won't need to leave the office or home!

3. Takes place on 16th April 10pm GMT.

4. Lasts for 24 hours.

5. World famous speakers from all over the world.

6. Keynote from Bill Baer (Senior Product Manager, Microsoft).

7. Comprises of 2 tracks, (business and technical).

8. 48 Live sessions + on-demand sessions.

More information can be found at https://www.sp24conf.com/SitePages/Registration.aspx

SharePoint Conference (Australia)

The Australian SharePoint Conference is on again this year in Sydney with it kicking off on July 15 & 16.

This is a great event and has been running now for several years throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia!

Early bird registration is open; Tickets are $770 (non-early bird $962.50AUD), but hurry, it ends Friday the 14th of April.

Engage in person with the SharePoint Community. Connect with peers, industry experts and SharePoint specialists. These are annual ShareThePoint Conferences which attract both business and technical roles, and provide a wide range of content to learn, up skill and re-train.

More information can be found at: http://www.sharethepoint.com/engage/Pages/default.aspx (Running on SharePoint 2013!)

Updates

February 2014 Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 has been released!

Please be aware that the February Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 is a Post-SP2 hotfix. It is recommended to have SP2 installed before installing the February CU.

More information can be found at http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2014/02/12/february-2014-cu-for-sharepoint-2010-has-been-released.aspx

February 01
InfoPath is officially dead

http://www.personal.psu.edu/djs5761/Logo_infopath1_201.png

InfoPath & InfoPath Form Services 2013 are to be the last version of this particularly horrid product!

It has been almost 11 years since I have been working with InfoPath and I can say I am sad to see it go!

Maybe something loosely based on Reporting Services could be the way forward?

Full details can be found at: http://blogs.office.com/2014/01/31/update-on-infopath-and-sharepoint-forms/

October 01
[ASPUG] Adelaide SharePoint User Group October newsletter

Greetings and Salutations,

Just a quick reminder at tomorrow’s Adelaide SharePoint User Group.

For October’s our guest speaker, we have a new addition to the speaker list, Mai Omar Desouki! Who will be presenting "SharePoint 2013 Workflow Manager".

Presentation Description: If you have been using Workflows in SharePoint Designer 2010, then you need to attend this session, because Workflows in SharePoint Designer 2013 has lots of enhancements that you will need to be aware of. If you were building Workflows, then you need to see the changes, there are big changes and new actions & conditions in SharePoint Designer 2013 that we will not only talk about but we will see it in a demo.

Participants will gain an understanding of the new Workflow Manager in SharePoint Designer 2013. They will be able to create no code solutions in a matter of minutes. SharePoint Power Users will be able to create workflows with no help from developers. Attendees should have basic knowledge of what is Workflows. In this session we will not say what is Workflow but we will see what’s new in Workflows in SharePoint Designer 2013.

More about Mai:

Mai Omar Desouki is a Senior SharePoint Consultant at Infusion (MCT, MCP, MCTS 2007 & 2010, MCPD, MCITP). She has been working with Microsoft Technology for several years, with the main focus on SharePoint. Her main SharePoint deployments have been for customers in Egypt & Middle East region. Mai has won the MCC Microsoft Community Contributor Award for 2011.

Mai has won the Microsoft Community Contributor Award for 2011

You can register for this month’s Adelaide SharePoint User Group meeting at http://aspug15102013.eventbrite.com which has a kick off time at 3:30pm.

Registration allows for catering for the correct number of people.

For the latest information and agenda for 2013 of the Adelaide SharePoint User Group as it comes to hand, check out our website at http://www.aspug.org.au or our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com.au/ASPUG

We’ll see you there!

Local Groups

Adelaide Windows User Group

· Date: First Tuesday of the Month

· Venue: Microsoft - Level 12, Aurora Building, 147 Pirie Street, Adelaide

· More Info can be found here

Adelaide SQL Server User Group

· Date: 3rd Wednesday of the month

· Venue: Edge on Hindley, 128 Hindley Street Adelaide, South Australia 5000

· More Info can be found here

Adelaide .NET User Group

· Date: 2nd Tuesday of the month

· Venue: School of Computer & Information Science, University of South Australia, IT Innovation Studio, 27 North Terrace, City West Campus (Cnr Gray St) Adelaide, SA 5000

· More Information can be found here

SAGE-AU-SA

· Date: Last Tuesday of the month

· Venue: 162 Grenfell St, Adelaide

· More Info can be found here

List Management

Feel free to forward these emails to others who may be interested in the Adelaide SharePoint User Group. If they wish to receive emails directly about the Adelaide SharePoint User Group, they should send a message to me at the address below.

If you would like to include meeting details in your works internal newsletter, please also feel free to do so.

Feedback

Please let us know if you have any feedback on how we can improve the user group. Also, if you would like to present to the group on your experiences with SharePoint, just let us know. I can be contacted at daniel@danielbrown.id.au or by visiting http://www.aspug.org.au

September 13
[ASPUG] Adelaide SharePoint User Group September newsletter

Greetings and Salutations,

For the Adelaide SharePoint User Group September meeting, our guest speaker, we have returning speaker James Milne MVP from Myraid Technologies from Brisbane who will be presenting - “Rapid Application Development with Access Services 2013” on Tuesday the 17th of September 2013 at 3:30pm.

Presentation Description: “During this session we will demonstrate some of the major enhancements that Access 2013 provides to create rich web based applications. Access 2013 heralds a new level of development as power users can now build rich web based applications that leverage you enterprise platform of SharePoint 2013 and SQL 2012. The true challenge of rapid application development will be demonstrated by the challenge “to build an application in 60 seconds”. This level of agility provides a new tool to business users to create and deploy online applications on-premise or in the Cloud.”

You can register for this month’s Adelaide SharePoint User Group meeting at http://aspug17092013.eventbrite.com/ which has a kick off time at 3:30pm. Registration allows for catering for the correct number of people.

For the latest information and agenda for 2013 of the Adelaide SharePoint User Group as it comes to hand, check out our website at http://www.aspug.org.au or our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com.au/ASPUG

We’ll see you there on the 17th!

Microsoft TechEd 2013

Microsoft TechEd has wrapped up for 2013! Did you head up to the gold coast for the event?

For more information about TechEd, Please visit the official site at http://www.microsoft.com/en-au/teched/default.aspx

You can find the 2012 sessions at http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Australia/2012, so with any luck, in the coming weeks, the sessions for 2013 will also be published up on the internet!

SharePoint March Public Update

The March 2013 Public Update for SharePoint 2013 should be considered the base line version of any SharePoint 2013 installations from this point forward, it has also become mandatory for all future SharePoint 2013 updates!

As always, please test all updates in your testing environment first before applying them in production!

More information can be found at: http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2013/03/21/march-public-update-for-sharepoint-2013-available-and-mandatory.aspx

SharePoint August Cumulative Updates

Microsoft have released the August 2013 updates for SharePoint 2010 and 2013.

More information can be found on Stefan Gossner’s (MSFT) blog by visiting the links below:

· SharePoint 2010 - http://tinyurl.com/p8l8qhf

· SharePoint 2013 – http://tinyurl.com/nk4rd6r

As always, please test all updates in your testing environment first before applying them in production!

SharePoint links

You can find more information on SharePoint 2013 at the official Microsoft Site at http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/preview/sharepoint.aspx and for IT Pro’s, Technet and for Developers, MSDN.

SharePoint 2013 Videos:

· SharePoint 2013 training for IT pros - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/fp123606.aspx

· Developer training | Apps for Office and SharePoint - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/apps/fp123626.aspx

· Training for IT Pros – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/fp142366

More Links:

· Microsoft SharePoint Blog: http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blog/Pages/default.aspx

· SharePoint Strategy Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sharepoint_strategery/

· SharePoint 2013 for IT Pro’s http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/fp142366

Local Groups

Adelaide Windows User Group

· Date: First Tuesday of the Month

· Venue: Microsoft - Level 12, Aurora Building, 147 Pirie Street, Adelaide

· More Info can be found here

Adelaide SQL Server User Group

· Date: 3rd Wednesday of the month

· Venue: Edge on Hindley, 128 Hindley Street Adelaide, South Australia 5000

· More Info can be found here

Adelaide .NET User Group

· Date: 2nd Tuesday of the month

· Venue: School of Computer & Information Science, University of South Australia, IT Innovation Studio, 27 North Terrace, City West Campus (Cnr Gray St) Adelaide, SA 5000

· More Information can be found here

SAGE-AU-SA

· Date: Last Tuesday of the month

· Venue: 162 Grenfell St, Adelaide

· More Info can be found here

Office 365 User Group

· Date: First Tuesday of the month

· Venue: Microsoft - Level 12, Aurora Building, 147 Pirie Street, Adelaide

· More Info can be found here

September 05
Australian opposition vows to implement internet filter by default

“The announcement, buried in an AU$10 million online safety policy published online today (PDF) announces that under a Tony Abbott government, Australians would have "adult content" filters installed on their phone services and fixed internet services unless they opt out.”

Source: http://www.zdnet.com/au/australian-opposition-vows-to-implement-internet-filter-by-default-7000020270/

 

*UPDATED*

Announcement from Malcolm Turnbull stating the policy was wrong (with, what appears to be, an updated copy of the policy) so with any luck, its now stated on paper, that they will not provide mandatory internet filtering

Source: http://www.liberal.org.au/latest-news/2013/09/05/coalitions-policy-enhance-online-safety-children

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