March 10, 2015 cumulative update for SharePoint Server 2013 (KB2956166)

SharePoint Server 2013

Cumulative update packages for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 contain hotfixes for the issues that were fixed since the release of SharePoint Server 2013.

Note This is build 15.0.4701.1001 of the cumulative update package.

We recommend that you test those hotfixes before you deploy them in a production environment. Because the builds are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and security updates that were included with the previous SharePoint Server 2013 update package releases.

Important notes about the cumulative update package
  • The Microsoft Office 2013 hotfixes are now multilingual. This cumulative update package contains updates for all languages.
  • This cumulative update package includes all the server component packages. Additionally, this cumulative update package updates only those components that are installed on the system.

Issues that this cumulative update fixes


Fixes an issue that might occur in the following scenarios:
  • You create a SharePoint 2013 list workflow definition in SharePoint Designer by using the "Wait for event in List Item" action.
  • You create a SharePoint 2013 list workflow definition in Visual Studio by using the WaitForItemEvent method and setting the ItemId property to "None."
In either of these scenarios, when you run many workflow instances based on the given workflow definition in a SharePoint 2013 list, you may experience performance issues and the workflow instances may not be completed successfully.

This cumulative update package also fixes the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles:

How to obtain the cumulative update package


This update is available only for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center.

Cumulative update package information


Hotfixes that are included in this cumulative update package

This cumulative update package contains all the .msp files that we released as hotfixes or as updates that target SharePoint Server 2013. This update package also targets SharePoint Foundation 2013. Therefore, you do not have to install those packages separately.

Prerequisites

To apply this cumulative update, you must have the update March 12, 2013 update for SharePoint Server 2013 (KB2767999) or Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1 installed.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this cumulative update.