SharePoint 2010 Runtime Exception when edit items in pending for approval

Recently I came across with a customer’s incident that is running a “custom workflow” that finally creates a List-Event (item update, asynchronous). Unfortunately we could not repro the issue but while troubleshooting and research, I found another interesting “Issue” in my lab. How found??  see below steps and/or just use the quick links to jump…


SPS2010 AskMeAbout Webpart exception thrown

Recently we have found a new issue with the “My Profile” page and there especially with the “AskMeAbout – Web part”. How found? You have installed a SharePoint 2010 (Build 5123 or higher) in english and additionally you have installed the SharePoint language packs for i.e. german and/or french. The metadata service and the user…


October CU SharePoint Server 2010

*** <Update 2010-11-18> *** The Server-Packages that fix the regression discovered in the October CU will be now available!**** Update: the regression is Fixed and packages are republished now  ****  ( If you have applied the regressed Oct CU Server-Package(s), you’ll only need to apply this new replacement package(s) and everything will be functioning as normal….


October CU SharePoint Server 2007(MOSS) and WSSv3

Hi all, at the right time as expected, the new October 2010 cumulative updates are now available! Please note, that the according KB articles might be not online yet but will coming soon too.   MOSS 2007/ WSSv3  October CU (Build 12.0.6548.5000): Articles: MOSS:   KB 2412267  Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 Cumulative Update…


Troubleshooting User Profile Sync Issues on SharePoint 2010

  As a follow up to my previous post on "User Profile Sync – SharePoint 2010", I'll wrap up with some very good links and other currently known issues we discovered with User profile sync stuff in SharePoint 2010. If you have not started to setup and configure the User profile Service at all, don't…


User Profile Sync does not work when Central Admin page runs on SSL

  We had an issue with Running Central Administration over SSL as already posted by Spencer. Good News! There is a fix in work and is in planning for the October CU! (KB 2394320) What is the issue?: When you have changed your Central Administration (CA) to listen on Port 443 / SSL and you…


Delete the user property SPS-Local in SharePoint 2010 breaks the My Profile page

Today I’ll notify you about an issue I recently discovered when you delete the user property SPS-Local (Office location) in SharePoint 2010 which breaks then the My Profile page! Action: You have User profile service application provisioned and a running user profile import connection. The My Sites are setup and in use by your users….


Security Bulletin MS10-072 and SharePoint updates

  Affects Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS); Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSSv3); Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 (MSF2010) On Tuesday, October 12, 2010, Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS10-072) will be released. It includes an Important public update that affects Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services, SharePoint Foundation 2010 and Office SharePoint Server 2007.  The following KB articles will…


User Profile Import from BDC fails on SharePoint Server 2010 with Event ID 6301

Symptom You have a running User Profile synchronization Service, configured with an Active Directory connection and in addition a Business Data Catalog (BDC or also known as Business Connectivity Service – BCS). You have the User profiles from the Active Directory connection mapped to the Business Data Catalog by using the “Work Email” property to…


Problem after installing August CU for SharePoint 2010

After you have installed the hotfix package 2352342 or 2281364 in SharePoint Server 2010, the Event ID 3 Error is logged. We observed, that after applying the august CU the following error shows up in bulks in the event application log of the server the User Profile Synchronization service is running: Log Name: Application Source:…


This Week In Tech (TWiT) App For Windows Phone 7

Peter Laudati & Dmitry Lyalin host the edu-taining Connected Show developer podcast on cloud computing and interoperability. Check out episode #37, “Spelunking Windows Phone 7 Development”.  In this episode, “guest” Dmitry Lyalin joins Peter to talk about building a real world Windows Phone 7 application. Dmitry reveals that he is developing a Windows Phone 7…


Build Numbers (Cube Sheet) for MOSS/WSS

**** NOTE! This page will be no longer maintained or updated! Please see the new, continued page **** ****  All recent updates and information since Service Pack 3 and later are now posted here!  **** 2012-03-14   As many times in our daily business, we’re used to ask for “Build number” rather than “Service Pack or Patch level”….


Connected Show Crew On Visual Studio LightSwitch

Peter Laudati & Dmitry Lyalin host the edu-taining Connected Show developer podcast on cloud computing and interoperability. Check out episode #35, “Cat Ladies & Acne-Laden Teenagers”.  In this episode, the duo cover the latest news around the Microsoft developer space, including Windows Azure updates, interoperability, & Windows Phone 7. Dmitry & Peter also talk about…


Configure Forms Based Authentication (FBA) with SharePoint 2010

Taken From     SharePoint 2010 supports FBA, Like WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007. It’s a feature of ASP .Net which we use with SharePoint. SharePoint 2010 you can create web applications using Classic Based Authentication or Claims based Authentication. However, FBA can only be configured with web applications created using Claims Based Authentication. What are…


Announcing: Microsoft Security Essentials available FREE to Small Businesses in October!

                                                           Here is some great news for all of the small businesses out there from Microsoft ! Since 09:00 am, 22nd of September, Microsoft announced small businesses can begin using Microsoft Security Essentials on up to 10 PCs in their company at NO COST to provide them with protection from viruses, spyware and other malicious…


ARCast.TV – SharePoint Server 2010 Improved User Interface and Branding

ARCast.TV – SharePoint Server 2010 Improved User Interface and Branding SharePoint Server 2010 allows customers to create customized, branding sites that fit their business needs. What should users, developers and administrators know about the improved SharePoint user interface features? While at TechEd 2010, Paul Stubbs, Microsoft Architect Evangelist, shares his insights on the topic with…


Security Advisory 2416728 (Vulnerability in ASP.NET) and SharePoint

  Security Advisory 2416728 (Vulnerability in ASP.NET) and SharePoint **< Updated 29/sept/2010 >** Out of Band Release to Address Microsoft Security Advisory 2416728 27 Sep 2010 7:13 PM rriley x-post from the Microsoft Security Response Center blog. Today we provided advance notification to customers that we will release an out-of-band security update to address the…


User Profile Sync – SharePoint 2010

Since RTM Release, we had lot’s of cases regarding problems with “user profile synchronization service” in SharePoint 2010 RTM. There is already many stuff out there about it and some of them are very good, some others are not so good. I completely revised (more revoked) my post to help you by leading to the…


August CU for MOSS 2007 and SharePoint 2010

In-between we have published the “cumulative updates” for MOSS 2007 and as well for SharePoint 2010 (SPS2010). Before getting confused by the different abbreviations commonly used, please see the post “Abbreviations for our SharePoint 2010 products” from my colleague Joerg Sinemus. Quick links:MOSS 2007/ WSSv3  August CU (Build 12.0.6545.5000) SharePoint Server/ SharePoint Foundation 2010 – August…


ARCast.TV – Building an Integrated Office Solution Using Word, OpenXML and SharePoint 2010

ARCast.TV – Building an Integrated Office Solution Using Word, OpenXML and SharePoint 2010 At TechEd 2010, Jawa Buddhavarapu and Murali Bala shared with Zhiming Xue “Dr. Z” their experience of building an integrated Office solution at Westat using Microsoft Word, OpenXML and SharePoint 2010. Check out this interview to find out: Why they choose Office…


SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit V1

Since July 16, 2010 we have released the first version of the SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit. In this toolkit we’ve included a couple of tools that were shipped releases and are now adapted to SharePoint 2010, along with two new tools. User Profile Replication Engine 2010 (UPRE2010): this tool got a complete overhaul and was…


First Updates for SharePoint 2010 released

After a couple of weeks delay the June CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released last night. Unfortunately this time we don’t deliver the updates as “Uber”, CU or “Server”-Package! So if needed, you may download and install each fix one-by-one. Below you’ll find a list of the KB’s with links. Some of the links…


Kerberos Authentication and SharePoint

Today a very good whitepaper has been published on “Configuring Kerberos Authentication for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products“. It contains specifics for SQL Reporting Services (SSRS 2008 R2) and step-by-step instructions on how to setup kerberos for this It also applies partially to MOSS and is one of the bests documentation I’ve seen yet. So if…


Office 2010 x64 with SharePoint issue

I would like to announce the mitigation to an issue customers may see when they use Office 2010 64-bit with existing or new SharePoint installations. Please see the information below for more. Issue: Datasheet feature on SharePoint not available for customers who install the 64-bit version of Office 2010 Description: Customers using the 64-bit version…


WSSv3 and MOSS June CU published

Hello together, as usual, the Kudos are going to Joergsi 😉 The June cumulative update packages are available. NOTE!!  This update makes the security patch (MS10-039 or KB 983444) from June obsolete!             Please see also my other post for the Known issues with this fix!    WSS: 983311 The full server package for WSS…