Sorry, we can’t sync this library because it’s hosted on a SharePoint 2010 Server. For more information, please get in touch with your help desk.

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Sorry, we can’t sync this library because it’s hosted on a SharePoint 2010 Server. For more information, please get in touch with your help desk.

Nooooooooooooooo!!!

SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1 Pulled

Update

The KB article for SP1 (KB2817429) has been updated with the following:

We have recently uncovered an issue with this Service Pack 1 package that may prevent customers who have Service Pack 1 from deploying future public or cumulative updates. As a precautionary measure, we have deactivated the download page until a new package is published.

SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1 appears to have been pulled from the Microsoft Download Center.

The timing is slightly off, as clients have been requesting this patch lately as its been available for a bit now. I’ve had a few quibbles with Service Pack 1, particularly the poor implementation of registry permissions and general provisioning problems with Service Applications. Its nothing that can’t be overcome, but hopefully the Product Group can clean it up when the patch reappears.

Thanks to Anders Rask for pointing it out and tweeting it up.

Quick PowerShell Snippet - BITS Transfer Status with Progress

BITS Transfers are fun. They can be asynchronous, sometimes intelligent, and far more resilient than a traditional WebClient download.

As asynchronous transfers are occurring in the background, it can be helpful to monitor their progress. The following snippet allows us to do just that, outputting the progress on any current BITS transfers with a status (or JobState) of Transferring.

User groups, kangaroos, and SharePoint Migrations

I had the pleasure of presenting at not one, but two (!!) user groups in Australia this past week to discuss the pitfalls of migrating to SharePoint 2013 and all the things that go wrong along the way.

First up, the Sydney SharePoint User Group located in the heart of the CBD. Sydney is my home away from home for the next few years, and I’m very grateful to the organisers for giving me the opportunity to come out.

The following day, after a quick train ride and some kangaroo sightings, it was off to Canberra for the Canberra SharePoint User Group. There were some projector issues, but I do hope that everyone that attended got something out of the session.