SharePoint and Office Service Pack 1

Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2013 has been a problematic affair with the initial release causing issues with application of subsequent updates.  These issues were only impacting existing farms that had the service pack applied, and not farms built with the slipstreamed version of the installation media containing the service pack.

Microsoft have now released an updated version of the service pack which should be applied on top of the previous version of the service pack.

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SharePoint Foundation SP1 2880551
SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 2880552
Project Server 2013 SP1 2880553
Office Web Apps Server 2013 SP1 2880558
SharePoint Server Language Pack SP1 2880554
SharePoint Foundation Language Pack SP1

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There is also a service pack for Office 2013 that has not bee impacted by the issues related to the server products

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Office 2013 2817430

Relevance

It should be noted that this service pack is only relevant to on-premises installations of SharePoint Foundation, SharePoint Server, Project Server and Office Web Apps Server.  Online versions such as Office 365 and Office.com require not updates.

As with all service packs, the fixes since RTM or the previous service pack are included as are additional fixes and new features.

New Features

One Drive

Having announced the official renaming of SkyDrive to OneDrive, SP1 tidies up all references to it so they are now all consistent.

On-Premises versions of SharePoint can now connect to the new OneDrive for Business service in Office 365: https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/plans/

https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-gb/compare/

The configuration of the OneDrive integration can now be carried out from within Central Administration.

Yammer

Similar to OneDrive, the integration with Yammer can also be configured from within Central Admin

Compatibility

Additional compatibility with both Windows 8.1 and with Windows Server 2012 R2 are included. 

Compatibility with IE 11 is improved.

Pre-requisites for SharePoint 2013 to be compatible with SQL Server 2014 are also provided although subsequent updates are required:

OData JSON Light Support

Less verbose JSON notation can be used when retrieving data from SharePoint OData sources.

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