Do NOT Install the April 2012 SharePoint CU, an update or re-release is underway

REPOST of Joelo based on info from Todd Klindt and Facebook

Do NOT Install the April 2012 SharePoint CU, an update or re-release is underway. It surprised me a little bit when I was browsing facebook and I happened onto the update in the SharePoint Updates FB group, and saw a post that said. Do not install the April 2012 CU, as a rerelease is underway. I didn’t recognize the name of the person posting the update, so I clicked on their name. He was a Microsoft PFE. So I tweeted the recommendation not to install the April 2012 SharePoint CU (both Foundation & Server). The group is a pretty obscure group with only 236 members: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/sharepointupdates/ and not something I check regularly. No update from the MS SharePoint team blog.

This morning the Facebook message has been deleted, but both the SharePoint 2010 Foundation and SharePoint Server CU articles reflect that the bits have been taken down. Last night I tweeted that you shouldn’t install it based on a MS PFE Facebook update, and Todd Klindt pointed out that the KB had been updated. Thanks Todd. I guess that’s the message we get. They have taken them down for a technical issue.

Beeeeeeep. Your bits will be returned to their regular station after they fix a little issue. Do not look at the man behind the curtain. If you haven’t installed it yet. Don’t.

If you were testing it and getting ready to apply it. Stop testing it an update is on its way. I’m sure MS is really putting a lot of effort in a really quick turn around. Now none of this changes the fact that you should really only be installing these CUs unless they apply to something you need, especially now. Early in the product cycle there were some really critical things being fixed. SharePoint is pretty solid these days, so really the recommendation which hasn’t changed is to only install the CU if you were being impacted by something and need it.

SharePoint Foundation 2010 April 2012 CU

http://support.microsoft.com/KB/2598321

SharePoint Server 2010 April 2012 CU

http://support.microsoft.com/KB/2598151

"Article ID: 2598151 – Last Review: May 24, 2012 – Revision: 3.0

Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 cumulative update package (SharePoint server-package): April 24, 2012

Notice: This hotfix package is no longer available due to a technical problem."

So I believe the product team wants the message to get out, but doesn’t want a bad taste out there. Don’t freak out. If you haven’t installed it, just don’t. If you have, no worries the issue was something that they thought was an important enough regression that they wanted to fix and re-release. No big deal. You will be able to install the update over the top, once it comes out.

On twitter there is speculation about incoming email quota as the related regression. I’m not sure what it is. The twittersphere is not lit up from problems, so I wouldn’t complain. Let’s just let MS do the right thing and let this one get chalked up as they are doing this in our best interest, and it’s better that they handle it this way.

SharePoint Foundation 2010: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/2598321
SharePoint Server 2010: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/2598151

SharePoint Foundation 2010: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/2598321
SharePoint Server 2010: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/2598151

SharePoint Foundation 2010: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/2598321
SharePoint Server 2010: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/2598151

-Ivan


My Sessions for SoCalCodeCamp San Diego, June 23 – 24 2012

I hope to see everyone for some more Rock N Roll in San Diego. If you have the time on your schedule stop in for a couple of my sessions. these are 3 of my Favorites

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· Creating Business Intelligence SharePoint 2010, SQL2012 & Windows 8

This session will cover topics such as SharePoint 2010, with Windows 8, and SQL2012 PowerPivot, Visio Services PowerView PerformancePoint, Reporting Services, Excel Services, KPIs, and much more… and receive an 8GB Flash Drive with content. Discover why your next SharePoint environment should have SQL2012

 
 
· Developing List Definitions & Event Receivers with Visual Studio 11

This session demonstrates how to create a List Definition with a corresponding List Instance, and then attach an Event Receiver to the list to perform some tasks like rename and archive. The objective of this session is to learn how to build List Definitions, List Instances, and Event Receivers using Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 11 with a discussion on the enhancements built into Visual Studio 11. Along with how to use the Developer Dashboard in SharePoint 2010. The DEV environment is Windows 8, SQL2012, both Visual Studio 2010 /11 Beta, and SharePoint 2010
• Create a SharePoint List Definition Project with List Instance
• Customize the SharePoint List Definition and List Instance
• Add an Event Receiver
• Enable the Developer Dashboard
• Use the Developer Dashboard

 
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· Search and Enterprise Content Management – Find your content now!

How many of you have copied contents from File Shares only to find that you can still not find anything just not find it faster?

I will show with a few simple steps how to implement automatic tagging or in place tagging so you don’t have to wait for your next migration or force management to use s spreadsheet to identify every document by using Boolean search not just synonyms as part of your Term Set.

If you choose to only use the Enterprise Keyword Settings on every document library I will give you a script to enable this feature on every document library. If you choose to use your own site columns I will provide a script that will make your Content Type the primary and apply it to every document library, then show how to modify the search result refiners so that you can drill through your search results. You don’t have to wait to make search work today

Cheers,

-Ivan

A Few SPField Types

I have included a list of SPField Types below that I use and hopefully help others. My apologies as I don’t remember the locations to cite in gathering this information its been sitting in an excel spreadsheet and my terribly efficient use of metadata on a FileShare of only SharePoint stuff with 261,666 documents. The fields that have a Type other than “Invalid” can be created by using the Add Method of the SPFieldCollection Object and passing the Name, FieldType (SPFieldType) is Required

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The following link provides types and members for working with sites and subsites or lists http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms464984(v=office.14).aspx

 

-Ivan

20th ANNUAL KROQ WEENIE ROAST y FIESTA “Cinco de Mayo”

 

I  LUV The Offspring and Pennywise a couple of my favorite local bands.

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Its been a few years since I’ve seen Garbage but will definitely be a blast… I hope to see all the local California folks there..

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If you have never been to the WEENIE ROAST (you don’t live in SoCal) its been sold out since the first hour on sale every year…

Mike might have a few tickets left but I doubt for very long 949-722-6200.

-Ivan

My Upcoming Speaking Schedule

 

#SPSOrlando Creating Business Intelligence SharePoint 2010 & SQL2012 & Windows 8 http://www.sharepointsaturday.org/orlando/Pages/meetings.aspx
please join us for this Business Intelligence session on the SharePoint and Office set of BI features to build and integrate data-driven spreadsheets and applications with SharePoint 2010. This session will cover topics such as SharePoint 2010, with Windows 8, and SQL2012 PowerPivot, PowerView PerformancePoint Services, Reporting Services, Excel Services, KPIs, and much more…
June 09, 2012 – June 09, 2012
Orlando FLA

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  • #RMTT Developing List Definitions and Event Receivers in Visual Studio 11
    http://www.rmtechtrifecta.com/
    This session demonstrates how to create a List Definition with a corresponding List Instance, and then attach an Event Receiver to the list to perform some tasks. The objective of this session is to learn how to build List Definitions, List Instances, and Event Receivers using Visual Studio 2010 and how to use the Developer Dashboard in SharePoint 2010.
    • Create a SharePoint List Definition Project with List Instance
    • Customize the SharePoint List Definition and List Instance
    • Add an Event Receiver
    • Enable the Developer Dashboard
    • Use the Developer Dashboard
    May 19, 2012 – May 19, 2012
    Denver Colorado

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#SFVSPUG Search and Enterprise Content Management
http://sfvspug.org/SitePages/Home.aspx 
This session discusses strategies and techniques for deploying taxonomies in SharePoint 2010 and also includes a discussion of how to jump-start a taxonomy project by using pre-built foundational taxonomies. How many of you have copied contents from File Shares only to find that you can still not find anything just not find it faster?

I will show with a few simple steps how to implement automatic tagging or in place tagging so you don’t have to wait for your next migration or force management to use s spreadsheet to identify every document by using Boolean search not just synonyms as part of your Term Set.

If you choose to only use the Enterprise Keyword Settings on every document library I will give you a script to enable this feature on every document library. If you choose to use your own site columns I will provide a script that will make your Content Type the primary and apply it to every document library, then show how to modify the search result refiners so that you can drill through your search results. You don’t have to wait to make search work today
December 3, 2011 – December 3, 2011
May 9 2012
San Fernando Valley California

I hope to see many old faces and meet many new and these upcoming events. SharePoint is all about community

 

-Ivan