Content Editor Web Part (CEWP) and absolute Links

The Content Editor Web Part as we ship it in WSS and MOSS always stores URLs as absolute Links. That will cause problems as soon as you are extending a web application to multiple IIS websites or when using Alternate Access Mapping (AAM) to support multiple zones. In these situations the CEWP will return the…


First set of KB articles for a new Tool which will is planned to ship with WSS 3.0 SP2

I just noticed that we have published a couple of KB article about a new tool named Pre-Upgrade Checker which will ship with WSS 3.0 Service Pack 2. Based on the information in the KB articles this tool will allow you to verify if your current WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 site structure will be…


The December cumulative update for WSS V3 and MOSS 2007 has been released yesterday

As discussed by the Office Sustained Engineering group cumulative updates for all Office Products including WSS 3.0 and SharePoint 2007 will be released every second month. Yesterday we released the so called December Cumulative Update. There is a chance to the way we will release cumulative updates from now on. In the past we shipped…


Article describing the integration of MOSS 2007 with SQL 2008

Microsoft has released documentation describing how to integrate MOSS 2007 with SQL 2008 to enable the usage of SQL 2008 features like Database backup compression Log stream compression  TDE (transparent data encryption) Integration of SQL Server 2008 and Office SharePoint Server 2007


New whitepaper describing automated setup of MOSS 2007 has been released

This white paper provides information and guidelines for building scripts that can automate the installation of Office SharePoint Server 2007, the configuration of servers, and the creation and joining of farms. Code samples that you can copy and customize to match your farm and configuration are included. Here you can find more details.


Important: Security bulletin MS08-077 for MOSS 2007 and Search Server 2008 has been released

Microsoft has released a security bulletin regarding a security fix for MOSS 2007 and Search Server 2008. This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker bypasses authentication by browsing to an administrative URL on a SharePoint site. A successful attack leading to elevation of privilege…


Disposing SPWeb and SPSite objects

There are several articles around discussing the dispose of SPWeb and SPSite objects, e.g.: SharePoint 2007 and WSS 3.0 Dispose Patterns by Example from Roger Lamb Best Practices: Using Disposable Windows SharePoint Services Objects from Scott Harris and Mike Ammerlaan Best Practices: Common Coding Issues When Using the SharePoint Object Model from Scott Harris and Mike…


Support for MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0 systems without Service Pack 1 will end soon

When working on customer problems I often see that WSS and MOSS Service Pack 1 has not been applied. All customer which have not yet installed SP1 should be aware that support for systems without SP1 will end on January 13th, 2009. So in around 6 weeks. See here for details: After January 13th, 2009 support…


WSS/MOSS – Common Issue – SQL Deadlocks during STSADM import operations

In the last couple of weeks I have seen several cases where STSADM import operations failed with random exceptions. With other words: performing the same import into an empty site collection multiple times the import operation failed at different points during the import. Checking the ULS logs showed errors like the following: 10/20/2008 12:47:26.59 STSADM.EXE…


SPDisposeCheck tool has been official announced

I have discussed problems with missing dispose for SPWeb and SPSite objects earlier on my blog (e.g. here and here) and Roger has provided a guidance for specific coding patterns which can cause problems such problems. In the last couple of month I have been involved in a project driven by Roger Lamb to create…