Stefan Goßner

Senior Escalation Engineer for SharePoint Products and Technologies

Some nice steps to setup MCMS 2002 SP2

Spencer has provided an article with some nice steps to setup MCMS 2002 with SP2 with VS.NET 2005 and SQL 2005. Just a small correction: the point that the steps he provided will prevent the VS.NET 2003 problem from happening. The problem only occurs on some machines and we are not yet sure why the… Read more

Getting Ready for Office "12"

Arpan Shah, Product Manager for MCMS and SharePoint has written a nice article on his blog about how to get ready for Office “12”: He quoted me a couple of times pointing to my blog. For your convenience below are direct links to the articles Arpan was refering to. Regarding direct access to the… Read more

Running ASP.NET 2.0 UserControls and WebParts in SharePoint

[Via Korby Parnell] If you’re an ASP.NET or SharePoint developer, SmartPart for SharePoint is an active project out on Gotdotnet Workspaces that is definitely worth a look. Yesterday, Jan Tielens, one of the workspace owners, released Son of SmartPart v1.0. Son of SmartPart (download under Releases) enables you to run ASP.NET 2.0 UserControls and WebParts… Read more

Office "12" Beta 1 is done!

[Via Lawrence Liu] Well, theOffice “12” Beta 1 Technology Preview Program has officially started, and 10,000 lucky customers and partners are in the process of downloading the bits from our BetaPlace site. Already, the early press coverage has been very positive: PC Magazine: Microsoft Office 12 Beta 1: Extreme Makeover CNET: Inside Microsoft Office 12 (Beta… Read more

Current known issues with MCMS 2002 SP2 (last updated: 31.08.2006)

Currently we have a couple of known issues with MCMS 2002 SP2: DCA complains about missing priviledges when selecting a database when SQL authentication is being used Our current findings show that this issue is caused by the fact that the DCA now always verifies if the MCMS system account has db_datareader, db_datawriter and db_ddladmin… Read more

MSDN Article: Breaking Changes in .NET Framework 2.0

Breaking changes are changes in either the .NET Framework (runtime breaking changes) or Visual Studio (design/compile/project upgrade) that make certain application and development scenarios behave differently from the version 1.0 and 1.1 .NET Frameworks to the 2.0 version. These are not necessarily changes that we have found to be breaking an application; rather, these are… Read more

Microsoft AntiSpy removes Sony DRM Rootkit

[Via Mark Harrison] From the Microsoft Anti-Malware Engineering Team blog … We have analyzed this software ( Sony DRM Rootkit ), and have determined that in order to help protect our customers we will add a detection and removal signature for the rootkit component of the XCP software to the Windows AntiSpyware beta, which is… Read more

Free chapter of our book – Searching MCMS with SharePoint

[Via Angus and Patrick Tisseghem] Last week I mentioned the new book ‘Advanced Microsoft Content Management Server Development’ from Andrew Connell, Angus Logan, Lim Mei Ying and Stefan Gossner. If you want a taste of it, go here and download chapter 5 for free – ‘Searching MCMS with SharePoint’. Even if you do not work with MCMS,… Read more

Comparison Biztalk 2004/2006 and Windows Workflow Foundation

As Office 12 will leverage Windows Workflow Foundation as Workflow engine it might be interesting to see the differences between Biztalk Server (the other Workflow product shipped by Microsoft) and Windows Workflow Foundation. Brian Loesgen has provided such a comparison on his blog:… Read more