Microsoft tries again with SharePoint 2013 SP1- Apparently the first time was too buggy and they pulled it

April 23, 2014 | By 

Microsoft released a new version of SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1, after apparently pulling the previous version of the release because it was so buggy.

In an article on Redmond Magazine, they said the previous version has disappeared (like a Kremlin coup). The original file was released in February according to the article, but they took it down because it was so buggy people couldn’t use it.

Microsoft must have heard the screams and replaced it this month with the new one, which is hopefully less buggy. According to a blog post from Todd Klint on the SharePoint Admin blog, if you already installed the first SP1, you can just install this one over it in the usual fashion.

The Redmond Magazine article points out that SP1 includes support for Windows Server 2012 R2 and also includes support for OneDrive for Business and several other goodies that should please SharePoint admins (assuming it works).

It’s pretty much a given that SharePoint is a complex piece of software to manage, but Microsoft clearly added to the problem by releasing a key update before it was ready for prime time, and it needs to be more careful when releasing updates to important products like SharePoint and make sure they are ready to go before they do.

Otherwise, they risk ridicule and backlash that they can ill afford as they try to re-establish their brand under the leadership of new CEO Satya Nadella.

For more information:
– see the Redmond Magazine article

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