Microsoft reissues SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in SharePoint 2013 |

Microsoft has re-released Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2013, after deactivating the download link earlier this month.

Microsoft does not appear to have issued an official notice about the new SP1 on their website, though¬†Microsoft’s download page¬†indicates that the service pack was re-published on April 17th.

The new April 17 version of SP1 contains previously unreleased fixes, as well as a specific fix for a missing search box issue, although the KB article oddly mentions nothing about resolving the cumulative update problem.

SP1 for SharePoint Server 2013 notably adds compatibility with Windows Server 2012 R2. However, Microsoft’s new KB article notes that getting that compatibility requires

“a new installation of the full product from media.”

OneDrive for Business is now released with SP1 replacing the old SkyDrive Pro. It adds a new setting that allows connections to be set to Yammer instead of the SharePoint social newsfeed. It has improvements pertaining to Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11 compatibility. Developers will also get the benefit of support for OData JavaScript Object Notation Light with the SP1 release.

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SharePoint – Can’t edit user email address using “My Settings”

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Sharepoint, SharePoint 2010 Foundation, SharePoint 2010 Server, SharePoint 2013 |

Came across this problem while testing some workflow approvals on my SharePoint 2013 instance, needed to change the email addresses of my test users.

edit settings



The fix:

Run this powershell script to programmatically update the email address of the SPUser object.




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SharePoint 2013 – Open a Modal Dialog using Javascript

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in JavaScript, SharePoint 2013 |

Here’s the JavaScript function I use to open SharePoint dialogues:


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