How to: Update SPCAF

SPCAF is periodically updated with new features, new rules, improvement to rules and of course bug fixes. As such it is recommended to always have the latest version of SPCAF for your analysis (license permitting).

We release announcements of up and coming releases on our blog, make sure you're signed up. Also, we update our release notes that indications the changes between versions. This can be found on our "Product News & Updates" page.

Updating SPCAF Client App

The Client App of SPCAF has a version checker configured so that when you first log into to SPCAF it will notify you of an update.

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The notification will contain the release notes for the upcoming release. Simply click the "Update" button which will download Rencore.SPCAF.AuditReview.zip.

The .zip can also be obtained by going to our downloads page. Selecting "User" below the SPCAF section and then clicking on the "SPCAF User Installer".

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Regardless how you obtain the .zip file the process to update the Client App is the same, you will need to close down the Client app and any Visual Studios you have open at the time, Open the .zip and run the Rencore.SPCAF.AuditReview.msi. Then follow the instructions on the Knowledge Base article How to: Install SPCAF.

Updating SPCAF Visual Studio 2015

In Visual Studios 2015, there will not be a prompt to update to the latest version as with the Client App, which is why it is a good idea to signup to our blog. In order to update Visual Studios 2015, use the Rencore.SPCAF.AuditReview.msi installer detailed above.

Updating SPCAF Visual Studio 2017 Integration

As with Visual Studios 2015, there will not be a prompt to update to the latest version as with the Client App, which is why it is a good idea to signup to our blog. In order to update Visual Studios 2017, you will need to download the .zip file from our website as above

Make sure that you close down Visual Studios and the Client App if open, then  Open the .zip and run the Rencore.SPCAF.VSIX.VS2017.vsix. Then follow the instructions on the Knowledge Base article How to: Install SPCAF in Visual Studio 2017.

Updating SPCAF PowerShell Integration

As with all integrations of SPCAF, there will be no prompt when there is an update. In order to update the PowerShell integration of SPCAF, you will need to go to our downloads page. Select "Farm" below the SPCAF section and then click on the "SPCAF Farm: PowerShell CmdLet.

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This will download Rencore.SPCAF.FarmProtection.PowerShell.zip.Open the .zip. Then follow the instructions on the Knowledge Base article How to: Run SPCAF via PowerShell.

Updating SPCAF MSBuild CMDLine Integration

In order to update the MSBuild CMDLine integration, you will need to download the Rencore.SPCAF.AuditReview.msi installer, by going to our downloads page. Select "Build" below the SPCAF section and then click on  "SPCAF Build: MSBuild Task, CommandLine".

Run the Rencore.SPCAF.AuditReview.msi. Then follow the instructions on the Knowledge Base article How to: Install SPCAF.

Updating SPCAF TFS 2010 - 2015 VSTS Build Integration

In order to update SPCAF integration to TFS 2010-2015 Build, you will need to download the Rencore.SPCAF.QualityGate.TFS.zip, by going to our downloads page. Select "Build" below the SPCAF Section and then click on "SPCAF Build: TFS 2010 - 2015 VSTS Build Activity".

Once you have the .zip follow the instructions on the Knowledge Base article How to: Run SPCAF in a TFS 2010/2013 TeamBuild.

Updating SPCAF TFS2015/VSTS Build Integration

In order to update SPCAF integration to TFS2015/VSTS Build, you will need to download the Rencore.SPCAF.QualityGate.TFS2015.zip, by going to our downloads page. Select "Build" below the SPCAF Section and then click on "SPCAF Build: TFS2015/VSTS Build Step".

Once you have the .zip follow the instructions on the Knowledge Base article How to: Run SPCAF in a TFS 2015/VSTS TeamBuild.

Updating SPCAF SPDocKit Integration

Unfortunately, you are unable to update SPCAF in the SPDocKit integration manually, as SysKit who develop SPDocKIt is responsible for the version of SPCAF being installed into SPDockIt.

The released version may be greatly higher than this and so some released features and functions of SPCAF may not be present when being used in SPDocKit.

Please refer to SPDocKit documentation to find out what version of SPCAF is available with the product.

Updating SPCAF SonarQube Integration

Unfortunately, Rencore will no longer provide updates for SPCAF integration into SonarQube. SPCAF version 7.6.0.0. is the last plugin available, support will continue for SPCAF version 7.6.0.0.

If you wish to update the SonarQube integration to SPCAF version 7.6.0.0, you will need to go to our downloads page. Select "Build" below the SPCAF section and then click on  "SPCAF Build: SonarQube Integration". Once the .zip has downloaded please follow the instructions on the Knowledge Base article How to: Upgrade by installing a fresh copy of SQ plugin.

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