Three new important updates affect SharePoint Server 2007, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Project Server 2007, Search Server 2008, Search Server 2008 Express and Project Professional 2007.

 

It is strongly recommended that all customers install the updates that apply to them as soon as their patching and maintenance schedules permit.

 

Key Points you should be aware of:

 

1.       The Infrastructure Updates Released to Web on July 15th

 

2.       There are three of them

a.       The Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers (KB951297)

b.      The Infrastructure Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (KB951695)

c.       The Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Project 2007 (KB951547)

 

3.       The Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers (KB951297) will install the Federation features and the new Search Administration dashboard shipped in Search Server 2008 into SharePoint Server 2007.

 

4.       The Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers (KB951297) and the Infrastructure Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (KB951695) contain several Content Deployment updates to address many of the top customer issues in this area.

 

5.       All three updates contain product quality and performance updates driven by our top enterprise customers which have resulted in significant platform performance improvements in several areas.