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October 23
Netcast 219 - The Fairest Equine

Tonight's episode begins with me apologizing to mules. Yes, mules. Then I talk about why every web app deserves a site collection in its root, and why you want one there whether you want one there or not. Then I talk about some ways to measure the performance of your hardware, and how to scale your SharePoint farm to match your needs. I wrap the show up by talking about the latest gadget I've purchased, and how Windows 8.1 and 10 run happily on 7 year old hardware.
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Netcast 219 - The Fairest Equine (Time 0_01_07;10)

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Running Time: 41:03


06:53 - Microsoft Ignite Conference
10:00 - October CU for SharePoint 2013
13:40 - SharePoint 2013 Builds page
16:34 - "Send to Other location" fails when a web application has no root site
18:10 - storage performance & measuring IOPs
22:45 - Performance and capacity test results and recommendations (SharePoint Server 2013)
25:30 - Windows 8 tablet for $99
37:45 - SharePoint & Office 365 Podcast Report

SharePoint 2013 Professional Administration

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SP2013 CUs -- new farm install


You're a rock star, thank you for all of your hard work.

Please settle this argument amoung our SharePoint team. We have been unable to find an official statement from Microsoft that states this plainly.

If I am installing a brand new server farm today (SharePoint 2013 Server Standard), what updates do I need to install? Do I need to install ALL of the individual CUs, or can I skip from SP1 straight to October 2014?

Also, what is the bottom line about Foundation vs Server updates. Sometimes it seems that I should install both Foundation and Server, sometimes only Server.

If this is already answered somewhere, please point me toward a URL, I can't find anything official, just a lot of conflicting opinions.

Kind Regards,
 on 11/3/2014 11:32 AM

Re: SP2013 CUs -- new farm install

That depends on how the last CU you're installing is built. It should go something like this:

RTM > SP1 (or SP1 install media) > Last "Uber" patch > Last non Uber patch.

For instance, if your goal build is September 2014 CU you can go RTM > SP1 > September 2014 CU, since September 2014  CU patches all of the individual products (Search, Foundation, etc).

If you're going to the October 2014 CU your path looks like RTM > SP1 > September 2014 CU > October 2014 CU, since the October 2014 CU does NOT patch all the products inside of SharePoint.

This blog post (from Microsoft employee Stefan Gossner) explains it,

Todd O. KlindtNo presence information on 11/3/2014 12:29 PM

Re: SP2013 CUs -- new farm install

Thank you! .. that is exactly what I was hoping was the case, and I really appreciate the link.
 on 11/3/2014 5:42 PM

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