Last week, SharePoint Technical Product Manager Jie Lie announced on the SharePoint Team blog the immediate availability of the October 2009 Cumulative Update Package for WSSv3 and MOSS 2007. As with earlier updates, you must have a service pack installed prior to installing the CU.

And as before, you install the service pack (SP2) on WSS prior to installing it on MOSS, then you install the cumulative update on WSS prior to MOSS. This must be done to every server in the farm. Links to detailed instructions for deploying cumulative updates can be found on another SharePoint Team Blog post

We've also got all kinds of updates (of the “news” kind, not of the “patch” kind) for SharePoint 2010, starting with the announcement of the SharePoint 2010 lineup at SharePoint Connections. Now that we can talk about SP2010, we can tell you about the great sessions that Microsoft and top industry experts are presenting.

If you missed the excitement at the SharePoint Conference, this will be a great place to catch up with the most important news. And, unlike at the Microsoft conference, SharePoint Connections knows that you’re still implementing WSSv3 and MOSS 2007—there’s a great balance of bleeding edge and practical, real-world information on the conference workshop schedule. And if you haven’t begun to implement SharePoint, you should consider joining me there for my SharePoint Collaboration Jump Start on Monday the 9th.

Out on the ‘Net, there’s a lot of first-class new stuff for IT pros and developers about SharePoint 2010. Here’s a guide to some of the best news and SharePoint resources from recent days…

• Microsoft has four major web sites for SharePoint 2010:

  o The SharePoint 2010 site, where you can begin looking for all things SharePoint 2010. By the way, this site is running on Beta 1 of SharePoint 2010!  
  o The SharePoint 2010 Developer Center
  o For IT Pros, check out Microsoft's IT pro-related SharePoint site, which links to the TechNet Tech Center for SharePoint 2010
  o And the SharePoint 2010 forums at the MSDN site 

To see more resources, and to read more of this article, please visit SharePointPro Connections.