The product group released the April 2011 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2007 and 2010 product family.
The KB articles are not yet available (as usual it will take a couple more days to get these through the required release process) but the fixes can already be downloaded.
As soon as the KB articles are live they can be found at the following locations:
The Full Server Packages for April 2011 CU are available through the following links:
For the 2010 Server Products it is sufficient to install the SharePoint Server 2010 package as it includes the SharePoint Foundation package.
Related Update Centers:
It's been over a week, still not release notes. Please let the internal teams at Microsoft know this is poor documentation hampers our ability to properly decide if these CU's are worth our time...they time hours of testing and preparation which I do not take lightly. We need to know what has been fixed or these are useless updates. Documentation has been the single biggest shortfall of this product line, it needs much improvement…I have to resort to other peoples blogs to fix most of my issues since MS doesn’t provide free support to fix the bugs in this product (another grip for another time.)
I have already informed the relevant people.
Regarding your last comment: that is not correct. Support cases related to problems in the product which result in hotfix requests are free of charge during mainstream support phase.
That is only if you invest the time to make the technican declare it is a bug, it is time consuming for admins. We hsould have a way to report a bug so that we don't have to pay up front then get "reimbursed" later. I know this is off topic but ALL other companies I know of provide free avenues to report bugs...MS doesn't.
usually that should not be necessary as a case has to go to escalation services to request a hotfix. Escalation services will automatically flag the support case as free of charge when a hotfix is requested. Our tools more or less enforce this.
From my understanding there is no need to pay in advance. Payment occurs after the case is closed. If the case is marked as non decrement, then no payment will be requested.
Well you are wrong, MS wants my credit card number before any discussions take place. Anyway still no KB info on these updates...suppose holding my breath wont help...
the credit card information is taken at the beginning - but nothing is charged till the support case is closed.
KB 2512800 is now available.