What’s So Special About SharePoint’s December Update?
Just in case you didn’t already know, a cumulative update for SharePoint Server 2010 was released in mid-December, and it’s a big deal for business intelligence.
Cumulative Update 2011-12 (CU 2011-12) for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 is exciting because it enables people to view PerformancePoint reports, scorecards, Excel Services reports, and other items on Apple iPad devices. Imagine how convenient it will be for users to open and use dashboards on an iPad.
We just published an article on TechNet that provides more details about which kinds of reports and scorecards will and won’t work on iPad devices, how to configure business intelligence content to display with best results, and how to navigate content on iPad devices. See Viewing reports and scorecards on Apple iPad devices (http://technet.microsoft.com/library/hh697482.aspx), and tell us what you think.
Want to learn more about CU 2011-12? Start with the following resources:
- Updates for SharePoint 2010 Products (http://technet.microsoft.com/sharepoint/ff800847.aspx) provides links and information about the latest software updates, including CU 2011-12. Start here for the latest information and guidance about how to apply software updates for your SharePoint Server environment.
- KB 2597014 - Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 cumulative update package (SharePoint server-package): December 13, 2011 (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2597014) provides information about CU 2011-12, including prerequisites, known issues, hotfixes, and other details.
- December 2011 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released (http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2011/12/14/december-2011-cu-for-sharepoint-2010-has-been-released.aspx) provides an overview of KB articles that are relevant to CU 2011-12 and links to additional information.
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