Last Wednesday, the SharePoint team announced the December Cumulative Updates for MOSS 2007 and WSS 3, on the team's blog.
There're a few key points about this cumulative update (quoted from the post):
- WSS continues to remain separate and is not included in the MOSS package
- All of the latest Global and Local patches for WSS are in the WSS package
- All of the latest Global and Local patches for MOSS (Excel Server, Document LifeCycle, etc are part of MOSS), InfoPath Forms Server, Project Server are in the Office Server package
- The list of what is in the package is an accumulation over time of what we have shipped since RTM
- The package includes the Infrastructure Update, there is no reason to install it separately.
For my on personal opinion, there are two great things in this update:
- The fact that it includes all the hot-fixes and updates up till now.
- The fact that it includes all the languages available.
I did many migrations' projects lately, and I have a couple of clients that just had a process of leveling and updating all of their environments. I can tell you for sure, that this update will defiantly save time.
To get more information on the updates, use the following links:
Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 cumulative update package: December 16, 2008
Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 cumulative update package: December 16, 2008
To request the updates, use the following links:
December Cumulative Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
December Cumulative Update for Microsoft Office Servers
Announcing December Cumulative Update for Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 From Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog