Stefan Goßner

Senior Escalation Engineer for SharePoint Products and Technologies

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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…. Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more