Monthly Archives: May 2014

Release Scheduel 2014

Posted by Jim on May 31, 2014
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From Redman Channel Partners …… And beyond that, 2014 will see major updates to some key Microsoft products, including Office, Visual Studio, SQL Server and Dynamics. Based on official company statements and media reports, here’s what you can expect to see from Microsoft in the months ahead:

Windows 8.1 Update (UPDATED 5/23)
Released
Office 2013 SP1 (UPDATED 5/19)
Released
Exchange Server 2013 SP1 (UPDATED 5/28)
Released
SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 (UPDATED 4/22)
Released
Lync Server ‘2014’ (UPDATED 5/12)
Anticipated release: Q2 2014
Dynamics CRM ‘Leo’ (UPDATED 5/29)
Anticipated release: Q2 2014
Dynamics GP 2013 R2 (UPDATED 5/28)
Released
Dynamics GP 2015
Anticipated release: Second half of 2014
Dynamics AX 2012 R3 (UPDATED 5/1)
Released
SQL Server 2014 (UPDATED 4/15)
Released
SQL Server 2012 SP2
Anticipated release: Q4 2014
Windows Server 2012 R2 Update (UPDATED 4/22)
Released
Windows Phone 8.1 (UPDATED 5/16)
Anticipated release: Mid-2014
Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 (UPDATED 5/23)
Released
Power BI for Office 365 (UPDATED 5/9)
Released
Azure RemoteApp (‘Mohoro’) (UPDATED 5/15)
Anticipated release: Second half of 2014
Windows ‘Threshold’ (UPDATED 4/22)
Anticipated release: April 2015
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SharePoint Server Products Arriving in 2015

Posted by Jim on May 31, 2014
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Microsoft won’t ship new releases of Exchange Server or SharePoint  Server until sometime next year, the company indicated late in March.

The notice news comes from Jeff Teper, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of the Office  Service and Servers group, in an  announcement. Microsoft’s current server releases are Exchange  Server 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013. Teper said nothing about the next Office release. Veteran  Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley indicated that the next Office product also will appear in 2015.

The expectation that new server products might be released in  2014 comes from Microsoft’s new  accelerated release cycle. The company now tends to release new server and  operating system software products on an annual basis, instead of once every  three years. Typically, the releases are “cloud first,” which means  that updates arrive faster to Office 365 hosted solutions (Exchange Online,  Lync Online and SharePoint Online) than they do to Microsoft’s server products  installed on premises.

Scroll Bar – 2013 Issues

Posted by Jim on May 27, 2014
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Unfortunatly with the arrival of SharePoint 2013, Microsoft still has not fixed one of the most annoying bugs out there: the double scrollbar issue on Public Facing websites. With a few modifications, a great fix for SharePoint 2010 can be applied to SharePoint 2013 as well.

The blogpost http://kyleschaeffer.com/sharepoint/sharepoint-2010-scrolling/ describes how to fix this issue for SharePoint 2010, however things are slightly different in SharePoint 2013. For the ribbon there is the user control <PublishingRibbon:PublishingRibbon runat=”server” />. This user control renders the ribbon, but with slightly different CssClasses applied. To make the fix described in the blogpost work, you have to replace all occurrences of #s4-ribbonrow in the css file with #ms-designer-ribbon . Check to make sure the <body> tag has the cssclass=”v4master” applied to it as well.