image Good news!  The SharePoint 2007 February Cumulative Update (CU) has been released.  And there was much rejoicing.

In case you were wondering (I see these questions every once in a while):

Q. Does it include the Infrastructure Update?
A. Yes.

Q. Does it include all Hotfixes from SP1 on?
A. Yes.

A. Does it include the August/October/December Cumulative Updates?
A. Yes.

And now for the official announcement (yes, “February” and “activated” are misspelled. I didn’t write it, just copied-and-pasted ;):

Download Information

Feburary Cumulative Update Uber Package for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (Version: 12.0.6341.5000)

http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=961755

Feburary Cumulative Update Uber Package for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (Version: 12.0.6341.5002)

http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=961756

Detail description

Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 cumulative update package: February 24, 2009

Description of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 cumulative update package: February 24, 2009 (Link is not actived yet)

Installation Recommendation for a fresh SharePoint Server

To keep all files in a SharePoint installation up-to-date, the following sequence is recommended.

  1. Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 1
  2. The 2007 Microsoft Office Servers Service Pack 1
  3. Feburary Cumulative Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
  4. Feburary Cumulative Update for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Meanwhile, if customer need to index Visio files, there is a Visio iFilter hotfix which is not a part of the uber package.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960502

After applying the preceding updates, run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard or “psconfig –cmd upgrade –inplace b2b -wait” in command line. This needs to be done on every server in the farm with SharePoint installed. 

The version of content databases should be 12.0.6341.5000 after successfully applying these updates.

For more in-depth guidance for the update process, we recommend that customers refer to the following articles. These articles provide a correct way to deploy updates, identify known issues (and resolutions), and provide information about creating slipstream builds.

Deploy software updates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc288269.aspx

Deploy software updates for Office SharePoint Server 2007

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263467.aspx

How to create a SharePoint slipstream using the latest updates (Updated for FEB CU!)