December 2011 CU for MOSS/WSSv3 and SPS2010/Foundation

Here is the delayed post about the bi-monthly cumulative updates as usual. Due to some lack of time, I’m referring to the posts of my colleagues, Joerg Sinemus and Stefan Gossner to this topic. Just for your convenience, I’ll copy over the most important parts and adding some of my standard comments related to.  …

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October 2011 CU for MOSS/WSSv3

After some problems and a bit delayed, we finally got the October 2011 cumulative update for MOSS and WSSv3 out Due to the problem with the Oct CU (it could not be installed on top of SP3) you may have found some download problems and/or KB articles are not available/revoked recently. If you have a…

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October 2011 CU for SPS2010 and Foundation

As usual, the bi-monthly cumulative updates are published now. Note: It is recommended to install first the Service pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 and Foundation. Consider the dependencies with already installed Language Packs and maybe having Office Web APPs as well! Please see the related information here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/steve_chen/archive/2011/06/07/3433939.aspx Note This is build 14.0.6112.5000 of the…

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Current service pack announcements Oct. 2011

Hello, This is for your comfort, to inform and notify about the latest service pack announcements. Office 2007 and MOSS 2007 (Office SharePoint Server 2007): Now available!  Office 2007 and MOSS 2007 Service Pack 3 (likely the final last)    NOTE!  -Although the SP3 will be deployed by automatic updates and WSUS servers, it is…

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SharePoint 2010 PowerShell Command Builder

just wanna’ make you aware of a new “feature”,   the  Windows PowerShell for SharePoint Command Builder  ,-) It’s a nice, comfort tool to help you to interact directly with SharePoint-based web applications, site collections, sites, lists, and much more. Here is a "screenshot:   The Windows PowerShell Command Builder for SharePoint 2010 Products and Office…

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HTTP 404 error when opening document on restored and RBS enabled database

Today I want to make aware of a recent discovered “Documentation Issue on TechNet Article””!! From a recent case, a customer reported an issue with an RBS enabled database, that was backed up and restored from a production to a test server. ISSUE description: You have a Production SharePoint 2010 Server on RTM (Build: 14.0.4763.1000) and…

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Worldwide Changes to Daylight Saving Time

A recent notification pushed me to share it here with you as it might be useful and/or important for some customers:   From the “Business productivity & Solutions team”: ”We recently posted on the Microsoft Corporate blog the impact and our efforts related to the end of daylight saving time in Russia. Starting the last…

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September security Bulletin MS11-074 causes SharePoint to stop

Credits to Tehnoon Raza The September Security Bulletin will have SharePoint security updates with a security rating of “Important”.  Both 2007 and 2010 versions will be affected including Office Web Apps. When updates are pushed out to servers without the administrators noticing,  this can cause SharePoint to stop working because the updates are installed but…

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August 2011 CU for SPS2010 and Foundation

The new August 2011 Cumulative updates for WSSv4 (MSF2010, aka Foundation) and SPS2010 Server has been released now with some delay but will be available yet: Note This is build 14.0.6109.5002 of the cumulative update package. SharePoint 2010/SharePoint Foundation: Note: August 2011 CU is a post SP1 Hotfix! SP1 is mandatory to install any other CU released…

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August 2011 CU for MOSS 2007 and WSSv3

The new August Cumulative update for WSSv3 and MOSS has been released and will be available now: WSS: KB 2553022 Description Full server package download for WSS MOSS: KB 2553022 Description Full server package download for MOSS Further information: Install SP2 for WSS and MOSS SP2 and Language Packs if not yet happened. More information…

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SharePoint 2010 new database limitations and RBS

Since 8th of july 2011, the product group has published a new post regarding changes on database size limitations and guidance. The most interesting key points out of the above mentioned post are as follows: For a SharePoint content database up to 200 GB  there are no special requirements and this limit is included for…

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End of Support for Office XP Products

Effective with the 11th of July 2011, Office XP Extended support will retire worldwide. What does that mean? The end of support means that we will no longer provide public fixes for the Office XP release. Automatic Updates that ship on “Patch Tuesday” will be discontinued. There will be no effect on installed software; products…

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June 2011 CU for SharePoint 2010 and MOSS 2007 released

The June 2011 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 Server product family have been published now. MOSS/WSS: 2544399 The full server package for WSS http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2544399 2544398 The full server package for MOSS http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2544398 Download and installation information: Install SP2 for WSS and MOSS SP2 and Language Packs if not yet happened. More…

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Service Pack 1 for SharePoint and Office 2010

On TechEd Atlanta the SharePoint and Office 2010 Service pack 1 have been announced! *** Update 2011-07-29 ***  Since today, SP1 is now available for Download!  Please find more details and Information on the official blog post of the “Office sustained Engineering” Note!For SharePoint customers planning to deploy Service Pack 1, it is also recommended to…

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April 2011 CU for MOSS and SharePoint 2010 published

The April 2011 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2007 and 2010 product family have been published now. As usual, the according KB articles and Links are not ready right away, so please expect some delay. Once published, they will be found finally here: MOSS/WSS: Descriptions of the Update packages: KB 2512783 – WSS 3.0 KB…

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SharePoint celebrates birthday

“This week is the 10th anniversary of the first release of SharePoint Portal and Team Services. As I was digging through my closet to find the first SharePoint T-Shirt to wear to work, I reflected on how timely it was to both look back at the progress as well as look forward to the next…

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February 2011 CU for SharePoint 2010

*** <Status Update  2011-03-27> ***All Links are working now and the hotfixes will be available along the according KB articles.*** </Status Update> *** *** <Status Update  2011-03-23> ***We’re still expiriencing some unknown problems with the SPS2010 Server package and also delayed or not yet published KB articles and descriptions.The download links are randomly not working yet.  The…

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Feb CU 2011 for WSS/MOSS

Applies to:  MOSS (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007) and WSS (Windows SharePoint services v3) WSS: 2475886 The full server package for WSS http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2475886 MOSS: 2475885 The full server package for MOSS http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2475885   Download and installation information: Install SP2 for WSS and MOSS (as it is mandatory now) and the appropriate Language Packs if not…

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SP1 for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2

For Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 the first service pack (SP1) will be released until end of February 2011.Download:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/gg635126.aspx What’s included in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)? The SP1 for Windows 7 contains among others the MDOP package (Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack) and provides with Microsoft Bitlocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) a better…

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poor performance on people picker search in SPS2010

Today, I’d like to post about a behavior in SharePoint that has a dramatically impact on performance! Consider this scenario: You go to the people picker to search for let’s say:  “User42”. You wait for about more than 3.5 min. until the results are displayed. You’d now check if there is a general problem and…

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