The SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1) has been re-released. Please read Service Pack 1 für SharePoint Server 2013 for further information.

There are some confusions around the Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2013 and the April 2014 Cumulative Update. In this article I’ll try to clear some points:

  • On April 3rd Microsoft has retracted the Service Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Designer 2013 and Office Web Apps Server 2013. Mictosoft stated the following reason for this move in the Service Pack 1 KB article: 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.
  • If you already downloaded the Service Pack 1 I would recommend to wait with the installation for the updated Service Pack 1 package.
  • It’s no problem at all if you have already installed the Service Pack 1. As explained by Bill Baer Microsoft will release a patch to fix the problem in your SP1 version.
  • “SharePoint with SP1” packages (bettern knwon as “slipstream”) are not affected by this issue.
  • Contrary the opinion of some bloggers the April 2014 Cumulative Updates for SharePoint 2013 haven’t been released yet. Microsoft published some individual fixes for a couple of SharePoint components. I recommend to wait until the Cumulative Updates are released.

If you have any other questions about this topic, feel free to ask.