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.
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.
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).
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.
- Security and Non-Security Updates for January 2014–Released January 14, 2014
- Office 2013 December 2013 Cumulative Update (KB 2912738)–Released December 10, 2013
- Security and Non-Security Updates for December 2013 (KB 2916204)–Released December 10, 2013
- Security and Non-Security Updates for November 2013–Released November 12, 2013
- Office 2013 October 2013 Cumulative Update (KB 2887714)–Released October 8, 2013
- Security and Non-Security Updates for October 2013 (KB 2892139)–Released October 8, 2013
- Security and Non-Security Updates for September 2013–Released September 10, 2013
- Office 2013 August 2013 Cumulative Update (KB 2873346)–Released August 13, 2013
- Non-Security Updates for August 2013–Released August 13, 2013
- Security and Non-Security Updates for July 2013–Released July 9, 2013
- Office 2013 June 2013 Cumulative Update (KB 2855356)–Released June 11, 2013
- Security and Non-Security Updates for June 2013–Released June 11, 2013
- Security and Non-Security Updates for May 2013–Released May 14, 2013
- Office 2013 April 2013 Cumulative Update (KB 2832224)–Released April 9, 2013
- Security and Non-Security Updates for April 2013–Released April 9, 2013
- Security and Non-Security Updates for March 2013–Released March 12, 2013
- Office 2013 February 2013 Cumulative Update (KB 2802843)–Released February 12, 2013
- Non-Security Updates for February 2013 (KB 2810076)–Released February 12, 2013
- Security and Non-Security Updates for January 2013–Released January 8, 2013
- Security and Non-Security Updates for December 2012–Released December 11, 2012
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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.