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SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1 now available

Bill Baer is a senior product marketing manager in the SharePoint product group.

Today we announced SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1) at the SharePoint Conference 2014 in Las Vegas, NV.

SP1 is our latest release to SharePoint Server 2013 on-premises. This service pack includes performance, reliability, and security fixes. It also helps IT address some of the most common scenarios faced when moving to the cloud, helping them deploy cloud-based workloads in their organization faster and with less complexity, while providing them with the control they demand.

These improvements to SharePoint 2013 on-premises include:

  • Seamless hybrid connection to OneDrive for Business in Office 365.
  • Support for Yammer as the chosen social network, making it easier to replace the default Newsfeed.
  • Support for JSON Light in OData v3 requests.

Seamless connection to OneDrive for Business in Office 365

We’re making it easier for SharePoint 2013 on-premises customers to use OneDrive for Business in the cloud alongside their existing SharePoint deployment. In SP1, new functionality allows an IT administrator to selectively configure redirection of OneDrive for Business, sites, and pages to the cloud while providing familiar IT controls. By combining OneDrive for Business and existing hybrid solutions, such as Search, IT can deploy rich cloud-based experiences for users and maintain control and visibility of the content users create.

Yammer

Organizations of all sizes are using Yammer. SP1 makes it easy for IT to replace the out-of-the-box SharePoint 2013 social experience (Newsfeed) with Yammer. Using simple controls in SharePoint 2013 Central Administration, IT can choose to activate (or deactivate) Yammer, redirecting users to their established Yammer network.

JSON Light

SP1 includes notable improvements that support developers. SP1 introduces support for JSON Light, allowing developers to choose which level of metadata they would like in a response: no metadata, minimal metadata, or full metadata (previously the only option in SharePoint 2013).

Fixes

In addition to the new functionality SP1 provides, this service pack includes a number of fixes designed to improve your experience with SharePoint 2013. It also includes all cumulative updates through December 2013 and public updates through February 2014.

The list below identifies all the 2013 fixes that have already shipped, including cumulative updates and public updates. All of the fixes on this list are included in the SharePoint 2013 SP1 release. In addition to the fixes listed below, Service Pack 1 contains additional fixes for each product.

Try it out today

Service Pack 1 is just one step we’re taking to support our customers who have deployed SharePoint 2013. As we move forward in 2014, we’ll continue to keep you up to date with the latest performance, security, and reliability fixes through ongoing releases of both public and cumulative updates. And while we’re doing that, we’ll continue to drive toward the next SharePoint release, scheduled sometime during 2015.

No matter how you take advantage of SharePoint—on-premises, online, or somewhere in between— we’ll continue to ensure that you have the latest innovations, easy on-ramps to the cloud, and great experiences.

–Bill Baer

 

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  1. Is there any word on when the “IIS stores Application Pool Identity Passwords in clear text” issue will be addressed? I know this is the fault of IIS, but SharePoint could overcome this by supporting group Managed Service Accounts.

    It’s simply not acceptable that all web server administrators are automatically handed the farm accounts (and all service accounts’) password.

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