SharePoint Updates and Versions
August 28, 2012
SharePoint followers understand the constant battle in terms of keeping up with SharePoint versions and updates. Microsoft is notorious for its three-year cycle of highly-anticipated updates. In the meantime, small tweaks and patches normally focus on capability with emerging technologies as well as fixes and security patches. On the Material SharePoint blog, James Sturges helps sort out the details in, “SharePoint Versions and Updates.”
Thus far I haven’t found a simple official chart by Microsoft on TechNet or otherwise that shows not only the version number for each SP version. Even more, the few resources I’ve found only cover 2010 individually, and certainly not WSS/MOSS. However, Todd Carter has a brilliant blog post on all major SP versions for 2007 and 2010 I’ve referred to so many times I copied here below. I refer to it so much in fact that when he recently moved his blog and the page was unavailable for a day or so I was completely lost.
The remainder of the post is equally helpful for those who follow SharePoint. However, for enterprise users who are tired of keeping up with changing versions complicated updates, a switch to a smart third-party solution might be a good bet. Fabasoft Mindbreeze Enterprise serves as a stand-alone enterprise solution or compliments an existing SharePoint infrastructure. Most importantly, Fabasoft Mindbreeze provides ease of use and an intuitive interface, both of which SharePoint lacks.
Emily Rae Aldridge, August 28, 2012