Still using SharePoint 2010 SP1 , need to upgrade at least sp2 until 14 October 2014

SharePoint Server 2010 SP1 will be unsupported starting 14/10/2014 by Microsoft Support.
http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=14944

Support ends 12 months after the next service pack releases or at the end of the product’s support lifecycle, whichever comes first. For more information, please see the service pack policy at http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/#ServicePackSupport.

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SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1) again online

Customers with Service Pack 1 Already Deployed

For customers who have previously deployed Service Pack 1, download the updated Service Pack 1 and install over the existing Service Pack 1 running PSConfig or PSConfigUI immediately following.


Customers without Service Pack 1

For customers without Service Pack 1 deployed, download the updated Service Pack 1 package and deploy as per the KB documentation.

For more Information:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2014/04/22/sp1-for-sharepoint-2013-has-been-rereleased.aspx

 

SharePoint 2013 SP1 FAQ

My colleague Stefan has prepared Q/A for SharePoint Sp1 installation  :
You can reach the original Article below link:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2014/02/27/sp2013-sp1-faq.aspx

Question: Is March 2013 PU required to install SharePoint 2013 SP1?
Answer: No. SP1 can be installed as well on the RTM baseline and on the March 2013 PU baseline (means all CUs later and including to March 2013 PU).

Question: Which version is SharePoint 2013 SP1?
Answer: The official version number is 15.0.4569.1506. You can see this version number e.g. in Control Panel – Programs.

Question: Which version number will I see in the Central Admin?
Answer: The configuration database version showing up in the Central Admin is 15.0.4569.1000

Question: Do I have to install as well SharePoint Foundation SP1 and Sharepoint Server SP1?
Answer: No. SharePoint Server SP1 includes SharePoint Foundation SP1.

Question: Do I have to install as well SharePoint Server SP1 and Project Server SP1?
Answer: Yes. The Project Server SP1 does NOT include SharePoint Server SP1

Question: Do I have to run the SharePoint Configuration Wizard after installing SP1
Answer: Yes. The configuration wizard has to be run after updates, including Service Packs, CUs and Security Fixes.

Question: Does SP1 now support installing SharePoint 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2?
Answer:No. The SP1 update which is currently available for download does not allow the installation on Windows Server 2012 R2 as it is not possible to create a slipstream installation for SP1. You need to wait for the release of SharePoint 2013 with SP1 included.

Question: When will SharePoint 2013 with SP1 (also known as “slipstream version”) be released?
Update 28/02/2014
Answer:”You need slipstream version”. You can now download SharePoint 2013 with SP1 from MSDN and VLSC and MPN.
Note:
Please avoid doing this as this is unsupported due to a change in the package layout which was introduced with March 2013 PU. Due to this change in the package layout it is not guaranteed that the manually created slipstream version will update all modules correctly. Ensure to download the official SharePoint 2013 with SP1 from one of the above listed sites.

Question: I have SharePoint 2013 installed with 3 language packs. Do I have to install also SP1 for all installed language packs?
Answer: Yes. Unlike Cumulative Updates the SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 package does not include the updates for additional language packs. You need to install the service pack for each installed language separately.

Question: Where can I find the list of all Fixes included in SP1 since RTM?
Answer: There is no consolidated List for all Fixes since RTM. Here you can find all fixes which are unique to SP1. Fixes included in earlier CUs are documented in the KB articles of these CUs.

Question: Where can I find information about SP1 for other Office Products?
Answer: The following three articles have information about SP1 for Office Client, Office Server and Exchange

Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2013 is now available

SP1 provides fixes to improve general stability, functionality, and security in Office, SharePoint Server, and related products. Among the functionality improvements and changes are the following:

  • Compatibility fixes for Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11.
  • Better support for modern hardware, such as high DPI devices and the precision touchpad.
  • New apps for Office capabilities and APIs for developers.
  • Power Map for Excel, a 3D visualization tool for mapping, exploring, and interacting with geographical and temporal data in Excel, is now available to Office 365 ProPlus subscription customers. You can learn more about Power Map general availability on the Power BI Blog.
  • Improvements to the Click-to-Run virtualization technology that installs and updates Office 365 desktop applications.
  • SkyDrive Pro is now OneDrive for Business.

For KBs and Download links
http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2014/02/26/service-pack-1-for-sharepoint-2013-is-now-available-for-download.aspx

For more details .
http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_sustained_engineering/archive/2014/02/25/announcing-the-release-of-service-pack-1-for-office-2013-and-sharepoint-2013.aspx

Securitytoken.svc cannot be activated due to an exception

“SharePoint 2010 Server stops working after installing KB 2756920”
“Problems with SharePoint 2010 Server after installing Windows Updates, like – Errors in the navigation panes – Complete failure to open any site – SharePoint sites will return 503 server error.When you check the Server’s Event- and/or ULS logs, you may find some errors similar to these:

Sender Information: System.ServiceModel.ServiceHostingEnvironment+HostingManager/17653682
Exception: System.ServiceModel.ServiceActivationException: The service ‘/SecurityTokenServiceApplication/securitytoken.svc’ cannot be activated due to an exception during compilation. The exception message is: Method not found: ‘System.String System.ServiceModel.Activation.Iis7Helper.ExtendedProtectionDotlessSpnNotEnabledThrowHelper(System.Object)’.. —> System.MissingMethodException: Method not found: ‘System.String System.ServiceModel.Activation.Iis7Helper.ExtendedProtectionDotlessSpnNotEnabledThrowHelper(System.Object)’.”

Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM +SP1 started on Febr. 22nd 2011!  you need to be at least on SP1.
Check out the lifetime support matrix here:  http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=14134

For Details:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/steve_chen/archive/2013/01/11/3545423.aspx

Next Cumulative Update (August 2012) can only be install with SP1 installed farms/server.

If you don’t install SP1 on your SharePoint 2010 farm yet ,  Please read the fallowing post
http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2012/07/11/is-sp1-installed-on-your-sharepoint-2010-farm.aspx

About Sorting problem on Picture Library in Sharepoint 2010 after installing Dec 2011 CU

Hello Everyone,

We have a problem for sorting on Picture Libraries in Sharepoint 2010 . I have tested the issue SPS2010 + SP1 + Dec 2011 CU and can be easly reproducable.
The problem is when you click “Column” links or click popup window Ascending or Descending links nothing happens .Thats mean you can not able to sort items in Picture Libraries.
As far as i know it was working on SP1 level . The problem has occuring after CU upgrade.

Does any fix ? Not yet .(12/03/2012) I am expecting but not sure in June CU 2012 will fix the issue.
So until then you can use fallowing workaround to fix issue.

It is very simple wsp file created as site scope that dispatching postback events on picture libraries by using Jquery.
You can download WSP or Source project form Codeplex.
http://spssampleprojects.codeplex.com/releases/view/84054

For installing solution:

1) Download “PictureLibraryFix.wsp” file to c: drive of your sharepoint server

2) Open a Sharepoint Management Shell and

3) Type fallowing for adding solution to sharepoint
Add-SPSolution -LiteralPath c:\PictureLibraryFix.wsp

4)Type fallowing for installing solution:
Install-SPSolution -identity picturelibraryfix.wsp -GACDeployment

5)Type fallowing for enable feature on specific site collection:
Enable-SPFeature -Identity 8af7cb42-0fc7-4aa6-91e8-e1d1993b34cc -url http://blog.bugrapostaci.com