It’s been a while ago…

Hello all, first of all: SORRY! Aside of changing my role on July 2016 within Microsoft, I was heavy loaded the last few month with loads of stuff, became father again with a cute tiny daughter just recently and hence weren’t able to maintain my blog properly the passed weeks. So please apologize for my…

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To all my Fans and subscribers…

UPDATE [2015-12-12] The BLOG migration has finished and I’m now on the new platform! Notice: A redirection should automatically bring you to the new location but just in case: OLD URL:  http://blogs.technet.com/b/steve_chen NEW URL: http://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/steve_chen   — hello all, due to an upcoming change in the TechNet Blog systems, my blog and posts will be soon…

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SharePoint 2016 news!

Bill Baer (Microsoft) disclosed at Microsoft Ignite in Chicago the initial investments made in installation and deployment of SharePoint Server 2016.  Some of the key points are: System Requirements Deployments Operating System Requirements .NET Framework versions SharePoint Prerequisites to be installed Database Server Requirements  MinRoles (v1) Overview …and many more… – please find the full…

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Random News Flash April 2015

Here is a summary of some news, Announcements and other interesting stuff. send out "randomly"    Supportability Support for SharePoint 2013 RTM has endedStarting April 14th only SharePoint 2013 farms with SP1 are supported. SharePoint 2013 servers/farms without SP1 are no longer supported and hotfixes released beginning with April 2015 cannot be installed on SharePoint…

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Random News Flash March 2014

A random summary of news, Announcements and other interesting stuff Good bye, Windows XP! As already many times posted and announced, the Support for Windows XP will end on April 8, 2014! If you still haven't migrated yet to windows 7 or higher, then  you are really in trouble   So what does that mean?…

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Service Pack 1 for SharePoint and Office 2013

SP1 is now available for SharePoint Server 2013, Project Server 2013, Project 2013, and SharePoint Designer 2013! Build number as seen in central admin after installation: 15.0.4569.1000 [2nd update, 2014-04-22] The updated version of Service Pack 1 has been released! Note that the KB articles are now different! See table below! Please see all details here: …

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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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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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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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SharePoint Supportability flash May 2012

This is just a summary of some supportability news and flashes related to SharePoint, as recent as per May 2012.   Updated Browser Support Matrix Until this month, the Plan Browser Support matrix document on TechNet was a common edit point for TechNet writers because of the constantly changing browser versions. With many browsers moving…

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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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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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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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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…

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