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April 2012 CU for SharePoint 2007 and 2010 has been released

The product group released the April 2012 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2007 and 2010 product family.

The April Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 is a Post-SP1 hotfix. That means that you should ensure that SP1 is installed before the April CU.
The April Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2007 is a Post-SP3 hotfix. That means that you should ensure that SP3 is installed before the April CU.

The KB articles for April CU can be found at the following locations (they should be available in a couple of days):

  • KB 2598130 – WSS 3.0
  • KB 2598129 – MOSS 2007
  • KB 2598321 – SharePoint Foundation 2010
  • KB 2598151 – SharePoint Server 2010
  • KB 2598152 – SharePoint Server 2010 with Project Server
    As you see there is a separate Full Server Package for SharePoint Server 2010 with Project Server which simplifies patching of this common installation.

The Full Server Packages for April 2012 CU are available through the following links:

Be aware that the SharePoint Server 2010 CU contains the SharePoint Foundation CU. And the SharePoint Server 2010 with Project Server CU contains Project Server CU, SharePoint Server CU and SharePoint Foundation CU.
That means only one package has to be installed for the SharePoint 2010 product family.

If you need other April 2012 fixes from the Office 2007 and Office 2010 product family have a look at these KB articles:

  • KB 2685445 – Office 2007 April CU
  • KB 2685449 – Office 2010 April CU

Related Update Centers:

February 2012 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released

The Microsoft SharePoint product group released the February 2012 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family.

Be aware that the February Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 is a Post-SP1 hotfix. That means that you should ensure that SP1 is installed before the February CU.

The KB articles for February CU can be found at the following locations (they should be available in a couple of days):

  • KB 2597132 – SharePoint Foundation 2010
  • KB 2597150 – SharePoint Server 2010
  • KB 2597152 – SharePoint Server 2010 with Project Server
    As you see there is a separate Full Server Package for SharePoint Server 2010 with Project Server which simplifies patching of this common installation.

The Full Server Packages for February 2012 CU are available through the following links:

Be aware that the SharePoint Server 2010 CU contains the SharePoint Foundation CU. And the SharePoint Server 2010 with Project Server CU contains Project Server CU, SharePoint Server CU and SharePoint Foundation CU.
That means only one package has to be installed for the SharePoint 2010 product family.

Related Update Centers:

EDIT: I have now applied the Feb 2012 CU to our Development and QA environments.  I am happy to report at this time that we haven’t experienced any “Unintended Consequences” aka bugs with the new CU as of this post and will be scheduling the production patch for the weekend!

October 2011 Cumulative Update Breaks User Profile Picture Uploads

So if you have installed the Oct 2011 CU, you may have noticed a little issue… especially painful for someone who didn’t test and deployed to production as of course CUs cannot be rolled back (Unless of course you’re using the VM snapshots, and even then it’s a pain).  Now the issue comes up when the user attempts to upload a profile picture when editing their profile in mySites.  Instead of uploading they get this ridiculous msCryptic error message:

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Now there are quite a few code changes between the August 2011 CU version and the October 2011 CU, and it looks like the LoadPictureLibrary method is the culprit for this gaff.  Unfortunately, what this means is that this will prevent Administrators from uploading profile pictures via PowerShell as well.  So there is no method in the currently released October CU to upload profile pictures that is currently functional.  I know it’s a lot to test, and Microsoft does say that their CUs are not fully regresssion tested, but really?   Thanks Microsoft.

EDIT: A more detailed explanation of the code issue can be found here.

SharePoint 2007 – August 2011 CU Released

Yes, there are still lots of clients running 2007 and Microsoft is still pumping out those non-regression-tested CU’s for it.

More details about the updates:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2553022
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2553020

After the patch, don’t forget to run the PSCONFIG to update the farm.  While most of the time this works fine:

PSCONFIG.EXE -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait -force

My favorite is this:

PSCONFIG.EXE -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait -force -cmd applicationcontent -install -cmd installfeatures

Because it works every time.