Time to post a bit about SharePoint 2013
Since the RTM bits were already available from MSDN/TechNet download for subscribers, the first view of you may have already played around with it. For general availability, there is currently no published date yet but should be soon announced.
So here is a brief summary for the "first try":
Now that you've done a whole lot of stuff, hopefully all installed and setup successfully, start playing around with all the new things and verify the difference between SharePoint 2010 and 2013.
A short overview on some of the new features can be found as well on the Phased Rollout of SharePoint 2013 Preview from "The SharePoint Guys" by MCS UK.
See also here for a Brief Overview of benefits, requirements etc.: http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/preview/default.aspx
if you're not sure on what build version you are or if you just want to check whether it's RTM bits already or not, please use the below table to verify:
Build Version table:
Latest published Updates for SharePoint and Office 2013:
Related posts and Links: Phased Rollout of SharePoint 2013 Preview (The SharePoint Guys / MCS UK) SharePoint 2013 Top 10 New Features (SharePoint Joel)Localization and internationalization improvements in SharePoint 2013Following in SharePoint 2013
SharePoint 2013 Technical Reference:
Key SharePoint 2013 Training Resources:
Great post. Thanks
In your list above you have a list of patches to be installed, but it's not clear on which server they should be installed, SQL? SP?
Hello SP2013 Admin (?)
If you mean the "Additional Fixes and Software" from section "Pre-requisites, well they are for SharePoint Servers unless they are especially emphasized to be installed on SQL or other servers. If you are confused because of the last few in the list, like the "Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client 64..." etc., these are client components that are required running on the SharePoint servers and not meanmt to be isntalled on SQL servers!
All patches/hotfixes must be installed on every SharePoint server in farm equally to ensure consistent level across the farm.
Even though SQL server is part of the SharePoiint farm, it is commonly considered as a "different" box, hence a typical SharePoint patch/hotfix is not considered to be installed on SQL unless its explicitly specified and told to do so!
Hope that answers your Q ;-)