Stefan Goßner

Senior Escalation Engineer for SharePoint Products and Technologies

April 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 has finally been released

April 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 has finally been released

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The product group released the April 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family.


Be aware that all Update for SharePoint 2013 require SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 OR March 2013 PU for SharePoint 2013 to be installed first.

Please also have a look at the article that discusses how to properly patch a SharePoint 2013 farm which has Search enabled (see below).

Previous releases of the SharePoint Server 2013 cumulative update included both the executable and the .CAB file in the same self-extracting executable download. Because of the file size, the SharePoint Server 2013 package has been divided into several separate downloads. One contains the executable file, while the others contain the CAB file. All are necessary and must be placed in the same folder to successfully install the update. All are available by clicking the same Hotfix Download Available link in the KB article for the release.

The KB articles for April CU will be available at the following locations in a couple of days:

  • KB 2863892 - SharePoint Foundation 2013 April 2014 CU
  • KB 2878240 - SharePoint Server 2013 April 2014 CU
  • KB 2880484 - SharePoint Server 2013 with Project Server April 2014 CU
  • KB 2863899 - Office Web Apps Server 2013 - be aware that Office Web Apps Server 2013 fixes will be released with a different cadence to SharePoint in the future.

The Full Server Packages for April 2014 CU are available through the following links:

After installing the fixes you need to run the SharePoint 2013 Products Configuration Wizard on each machine in the farm.

Be aware that the SharePoint Server 2013 CU contains the SharePoint Foundation CU. And the SharePoint Server 2013 with Project Server CU contains Project Server CU, SharePoint Server CU and SharePoint Foundation CU.

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  • Hi Stefan,

    Do you have any more info about the support of SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups Readable secondary with April 2014 CU. Its written to this article at tech-net

    "Readable secondary replicas are supported for runtime usage if you install the SharePoint 2013 April 2014 cumulative update (CU) package or better."

    Mahmoud Hamed

  • Hi Mahmoud,

    sorry - I don't have more info as written in this article.


  • Thanks Stefan! Though I believe you have the download URLs for Server and Project reversed :)


  • Thanks Brian, its fixed now.

  • I was just say the same thing, Brian. Stefan, are the KBs not out yet?

  • Hi Todd,
    the KBs are not yet published. Should be avail in a couple of days as usual.


  • Thanks Stefan. Wow those are three big files to download ;) Cheers

  • k thx

  • It got published. I noticed it's called "May CU", not April CU or May PU. Is it a mistake or did the release schedule change?
    Also the prerequisites section does not mention SP1, only March PU. Does that mean I can install it right on top of March PU without bothering with SP1? Does that mean that SP1 is not the baseline version?

  • Hi Piotr,
    its not named May CU. It is a CU released on May 7th but it is the delayed April CU. It was delayed due to the re-release of SP1 and that caused it to slip into May.
    May CU is expected to release next week but only for Office client and WAC as these products have a different release cadence than SharePoint.

  • Hi Piotr,
    regarding the baseline: our CUs always support the previous Service Pack (or RTM in this case) for 12 months after release of a service pack.
    So the baseline of this CU is March 2013 PU and SP1.

  • > its not name May CU. It is a CU released on May 7th.

    In that case MS should spend some serious time thinking about its naming standards. Having a Title "Cumulative update package for SharePoint Foundation 2013 (SharePoint Foundation server-package): May 7, 2014" and a release date of the 9th of May 2014 for ver 1.0 doesn't by any stretch of the imagination indicate that this is an April CU.

  • Hi Mike,
    just read my blog and you are up to date. ;-)

  • Thanks Stefan! Does the April CU include SP1? If not I'm assuming once you install the April CU you can go back and install SP1 afterwards?

  • Hi Ben,
    CUs never include Service Packs.
    Yes, you can install SP1 on top of April CU.

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