In the past, SharePoint updates have been simple enough to understand: - RTM gets released - Cumulative updates get released on an regular schedule - Service Pack(s) are released, rolling up the cumulative updates - Further CUs are released that require the previous SP
And after each of those updates, you were required to re-run the configuration wizard.
However, with 2013, I'm seeing a new "Public Update" type of update. The one back in March 2013 was relatively straight forward, and well documented (Still run config wizard, later CUs require the PU to be installed). However, the new one from December 2013 Public Update seems to be very poorly documented.
- I can't tell what's actually fixed in this update, the only description being "This update provides the latest fixes for SharePoint Server 2013. It also includes stability and performance improvements."
- Does it require any previous CUs to be installed?
- Will future CUs require it to be installed?
- There's 11 different updates included as a part of this. Do I need to install each one individually? What about the Project Server update that's there?
- Do I need to re-run the configuration wizard once the install of this update is complete?
- Why was KB2826037 released via Windows Update when no previous SharePoint update was made available this way?
Anyone have any answers to these questions?