Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-001 impacts SharePoint

Yesterday, the “Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-001” has been published. It contains among others also security updates for SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013. Security Update for Microsoft SharePoint Enterprise Server 2013 (KB2837625) 64-Bit Edition Security Update for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 (KB2837577) Please note, that if these updates are deployed via WSUS to your SharePoint Servers,…

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Random News Flash August 2013

Here is a random summary of some news, Announcements and other interesting stuff. I'll try to send out "randomly" some more News flashes as they come up   Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Product Guide (PDF Download) Microsoft has started releasing Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 to hardware partners. Approx. with October 18th, 2013, Windows 8.1…

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SharePoint XML Webpart Error: Failed to apply XSLT to the content

We noticed several cases where customers reported an Error on a SharePoint XML WebPart:     “Failed to Apply XSLT to the content.”or     “unable to display this Web Part” In ULS logs you may find these errors like this: On SharePoint 2010: Error while executing web part: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of…

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Service Pack 2 for SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010

Good news!  SharePoint and Office 2010 Service pack 2 are now available! The SP2 release improves the compatibility of the Office and SharePoint 2010 products with Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, Office 2013, and SharePoint 2013. It also addresses security, stability, and performance and contains all the Cumulative Updates (CU) and Public Updates (PU) that…

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June 2013 CU for SharePoint 2013

NOTE!In order to install future updates, the March 2013 PU will be mandatory! So you must install these updates on RTM Farms before you can install subsequent updates in the future!  – Click here for Download March PU 2013! For servers that include search components, you have to follow specific steps to ensure that you…

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June 2013 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

SInce last tuesday, 12th of June 2013 the bi-monthly cumulative updates are released for SharePoint Server 2010  and  SharePoint Foundation (aka WSSv5). 2013-07-11 -> <UPDATE>!!After the initial release of the previous announced June 2013 CU’s for SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010, an unexpected issue that affected several Office products led to removing the hotfix download and packages….

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June 2013 CU for MOSS/WSSv3

Since Tuesday, 12th of June, the bi-monthly cumulative updates are released for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (aka. MOSS 2007) and Windows SharePoint Services (aka. WSSv3). Please find below all relevant information: Important: this is a Post-SP3 hotfix. It is required to first install Service Pack 3 of WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 before installing…

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SharePoint 2013 – Problem with Search topology…

Recently I came across an issue with the Search Service after a topology change. Scenario: You have SharePoint 2013 RTM with Search Service application Service installed and configured on a multi server farm. You then decided to add a new server to the farm and moving over the search components to the new added one…

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SharePoint 2013 April CU published

So with some delay, the first cumulative update package for SharePoint 2013 Server was recently released Even though the SharePoint 2013 Foundation CU were available already from 9th of April, you might have awaited the Server packages and/or Project Server packages as well. Luckily, they are out now! Please find as usual all related information…

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SharePoint 2013 March PU available

Well, we were familiar from SharePoint 2010 and MOSS 2007 the bi-monthly "cumulative updates" and some of you probably just wondered when the first "CU" will become ready for SP 2013… So the good news is:  A few days ago, the SharePoint 2013 March PU (public Update) has been published Ok, if you are now…

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SharePoint 2010 Server stops working after installing KB 2756920

I just noticed an issue with Windows Server 2008 R2 (RTM) / Windows 7 (RTM) where SharePoint Server 2010 is installed! Seems that it is caused by a recent Security Update, described in “MS13-004: Description of the security update for the .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2”    –> related content:…

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SharePoint 2013 RTM Setup and Install

       Time to post a bit about SharePoint 2013 Since the RTM bits were already available from MSDN/TechNet download for subscribers, the first view of you may have already played around with it. For general availability, there is currently no published date yet but should be soon announced. So here is a brief summary for…

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October 2012 CU for MOSS/WSSv3

With some delay due to problems with the download links, although my colleagues, Stefan Gossner and Joerg Sinemus have been much faster, I still want to post here now as usual and for my loyalty subscribers Important: this is a Post-SP3 hotfix. It is highly recommended to first install Service Pack 3 of WSS 3.0…

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October 2012 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

With some delay due to problems with the download links, although my colleagues, Stefan Gossner and Joerg Sinemus have been much faster, I still want to post here now as usual and for my loyalty subscribers Note: It is now mandatory to install first the Service pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 and Foundation + June…

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SharePoint 2013 is almost RTM

A few days ago, Kirk Koenigsbauer announced on the Office.com news blog that the “New Office Reaches RTM!” Since the published “SharePoint Server 2013 Preview” went out in July 2012, many folks already downloaded and played around with the new SharePoint 2013 While moving forward to the general availability, this is a long awaited milestone…

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Alerts in SharePoint 2010 (Troubleshooting)

Since I blogged the first two posts a while ago regarding "Alerts in SharePoint (Troubleshooting MOSS/WSS)" and  "Alerts in SharePoint Part II (Troubleshooting MOSS/WSS)" I thought, it's time to continue this series with some updates and news So first of all, most of the details and troubleshooting steps in the above mentioned posts are still…

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Search Service Application Issue with SharePoint 2013 preview build

While playing around with the beta preview builds, a problem with the search service application was discovered and here is a description and fix for it: Applies to "SharePoint 2013 PREVIEW build" Problem Description: Search Topology fails to complete provisioning. When you navigate to the Search Administration page to view the Topology In the UI…

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August 2012 CU for MOSS/WSSv3

with some delay now finally, WSSv3/Moss 2007: Important: this is a Post-SP3 hotfix. It is highly recommended to first install Service Pack 3 of WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 before installing February 2012 CU Install SP3 for WSS and MOSS and install also the according Language Packs if not yet happened. Install the full server…

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August 2012 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

With some delay here now as usual, SPS 2010/Foundation (WSSv4):    Note: It is now mandatory to install first the Service pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 and Foundation + June 2011 CU if not yet done! Consider the dependencies with already installed Language Packs and maybe having Office Web APPs as well! Please see the…

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Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Preview is out!

  Related posts:        – This Post – almost RTM – Search Service Issue – Sharepoint RTM – Setup and Install                                 Today, I’m proud to let you know some of the great news! This year, Microsoft is going to launch a lot of amazing products! So the first previews of some of…

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SharePoint Supportability flash July 2012

This is just a short summary of some supportability news, notes and remainders related to SharePoint.   Support Lifecycle Reminder for SharePoint 2010 RTM Starting July 10, 2012, mainstream support will end for SharePoint 2010 RTM. This means that customers should attempt to be at least at SP1 if they wish to receive mainstream support…

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June 2012 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

SPS 2010/Foundation (WSSv4):   Note: It is now mandatory to install first the Service pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 and Foundation + June 2011 CU  if not yet done!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 This cumulative update is…

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June 2012 CU for MOSS/WSSv3

As usual, here is the information of the bi-monthly cumulative update packages: WSSv3/Moss 2007: Important: this is a Post-SP3 hotfix. It is highly recommended to first install Service Pack 3 of WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 before installing February 2012 CU Install SP3 for WSS and MOSS and install also the according Language Packs if…

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