Stefan Goßner

Senior Escalation Engineer for SharePoint Products and Technologies

Microsoft Filter Pack has been released

This download will install and register IFilters with the Microsoft Windows Indexing Service. These IFilters are used by Microsoft Search products to index the contents of specific document formats. This Filter Pack includes IFilters for the following formats: .docx, .docm, .pptx, .pptm, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlsb, .zip, .one, .vdx, .vsd, .vss, .vst, .vdx, .vsx, and .vtx…. Read more

SharePoint (WSS/MOSS) Service Pack 1 is now available for download

Service pack 1 for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 is now ready for download from the Microsoft download Center: WSS 3.0 Service Pack 1 MOSS 2007 Service Pack 1 Here is the link to the SP1 Resource Center which contains additional information:  ATTENTION!As this service pack contains many code changes please be sure to verify it… Read more

Some comments on common Variation problems (last updated: May 21st, 2008)

Jeremy Jameson created an article series which talks about serious problems he ran into when using the variation feature. Unfortunatelly I cannot comment his articles directly as he disabled anonymous comments – and my blog is not on MSDN but on TechNet so I cannot login in MSDN so I have to provide my comment… Read more

Deep Dive into the SharePoint Content Deployment and Migration API – Part 5

[Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4 – Part 5 – Part 6 – Part 7] Avoiding common problem This can be one of the most frequently updated chapters of this article series as “common problems” can change over time. In addition I can only talk about common problems I have seen so… Read more

Important Security Hotfix MS07-059 will be released today

We will be releasing a security hotfix for Windows SharePoint Services MS07-059 on October 9th.  Be sure to note that as Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 is included with all editions of Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, and Performance Point Server as well as any others which include WSS 3.0 you need to apply this… Read more

Planning updates to your WSS/MOSS server farm

Installing update (hotfixes, public updates, service packs) for WSS and MOSS can be a challenging tasks. Especially as a rollback in case that a problem occurs can be very expensive as it requires the restore of a backup as uninstall of hotfixes or service packs is not possible. To help administrators plan such a task Microsoft… Read more

"Save site as template" option and the publishing feature

A common question I receive is the following: I have tried to save my site as a template using “Site Action” – “Save site as template” but this option is not available as soon as I enable the publishing feature. After some tries I managed to save the site as a template my adding “_layouts/savetmpl.aspx” behind… Read more

WCM developer training for MOSS available

Beside the WCM book Andrew Connell is working on he also provides a MOSS WCM training for developers. The training is available as well as a 4-days hands on training and a 5-days live meeting training (which might be especially interesting for international attendees): Hands On 4-days 12  modules Lecture+demos + hands-on labs Next class:… Read more