Stefan Goßner

Senior Escalation Engineer for SharePoint Products and Technologies

Interesting ChangeToken problem when mixing complete and selective deployment

Just today I noticed a new flavor of the frequent Change Token problem: “The changeToken refers to a time before the start of the current change log.” As discussed each content deployment job is responsible to update the change tokens for the selected objects defined in the content deployment job. But there is one scenario… Read more

First issue with SPDisposeCheck has been identified by the community

One day out and we already have received feedback about a problem with SPDisposeCheck. Here are the details: Code like the one below is not recommended as it disposes the RootWeb – that is correctly identified by SPDisposeCheck!         public void DND_RootWeb()         {             using (SPSite siteCollection = new SPSite(““))             {                 //… Read more

New version of SPDisposeCheck has been released

We are happy to announce the release of a new version of SPDisposeCheck! SPDisposeCheck is a tool that helps developers and administrators check custom SharePoint solutions that use the SharePoint Object Model helping measure against known Microsoft dispose best practices. This tool may not show all memory leaks in your code and may produce false positives… Read more

October CU for SharePoint 2010 has been rereleased

The product group has released updated packages for the October 2010 Cumulative Update. The new packages contain a fix for the problem reported earlier. The updated fixes can be be found at the following locations: KB 2394323 – SharePoint Foundation 2010 – only listed for completeness as this fix was not affected by the Problem and… Read more

Application to check cascade access rights for a particular user or anonymous user in SharePoint

My colleague Rodney Viana has created a nice tool which simplifies troubleshooting of permission issues in SharePoint. The tool tests various different settings in IIS and SharePoint and decrypts the permission masks involved when accessing a specific SharePoint Url.A must have! See here for details:… Read more

Critical Information about a problem with the October 2010 CU for SharePoint Server 2010

Recently we discovered a problem related to user profiles when installing the October 2010 CU for SharePoint Server 2010. The October Cumulative Update makes some changes and updates to the user profile database. Unfortunately there are certain situations where this update does not complete as expected and leaves the update in an inconsistent state.  This causes… Read more

Update Center Pages for the 2010 SharePoint/Project/Enterprise Search Product Family

The product group recently launched some additional product-specific update pages for the 2010 product family which you might want to bookmark: Updates for SharePoint 2010 Products Updates for Project Server 2010 – live since October 19th Updates for Enterprise Search Products – live since October 24th Related Links: Update Center for Microsoft Office, Office Servers, and Related… Read more

October 2010 CU for SharePoint 2007 and 2010 has been released yesterday

Yesterday the product group released the October 2010 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2007 and 2010 product family. The KB articles are not yet available (as usual it will take a couple more days to get these through the required release process) but the fixes can already be downloaded. As soon as the KB articles… Read more

Blob Caching – be careful when flushing the cache!

In the past I have written a post about Blob Caching and some of the limitations when using this method: MOSS 2007 Blob caching and it’s limitations In a recent service request my collegue Gyorgy Homolya worked on a performance problem which affected the site always at a specific time at a day. Analyzing some… Read more