SharePoint 2013 Build Numbers and CU’s

I’m presenting a summarized “Build Numbers Cube Sheet” as I did so before, so please find the most recent info about SharePoint Updates here: Jump List: Current table with all Build Numbers! Office Web Apps Server Updates Project Server Updates SharePoint 2013 Language Packs Workflow Manager Versions In reference to other/older SharePoint Versions, please find…

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SharePoint 2010 Build Numbers (Cube Sheet)

SharePoint 2010 Build Numbers Cube Sheet As many times used in our daily business, we’re used to ask for “Build number” rather than “Service Pack or Patch level”. Because of some confusion of the customers and for transparency I’ll provide here a list of the most relevant Build numbers and its related KB Numbers. Quick…

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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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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Alerts in SharePoint Part II (Troubleshooting MOSS/WSS)

Related posts in this series: Troubleshooting MOSSAlerts in SharePoint (Troubleshooting MOSS/WSS)Alerts in SharePoint Part II (Troubleshooting MOSS/WSS) – This postAlerts in SharePoint 2010 (Troubleshooting)   I recently had a case with alerts and the “Issue: Not getting Alerts on new uploaded items but getting it for creating a new document via the library menue”. So…

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2010 RTM Announcement

Hello all, as long awaited, here is now the announcement of the 2010 RTM (Release to Manufacturing). We are also moving into this release with great momentum in the marketplace.  Customers worldwide are very excited about these products, and thanks to an extensive beta program they have contributed significantly to product quality.  The beta programs…

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All about updating WSSv3 and MOSS2007

  As repeatedly asked and apparently still confusing the IT folks,  I’ll post some information’s and what to consider how, during and while updating WSSv3 and MOSS 2007.   Support Life Cycle:  As already announced you should be aware of the retirement of SP1 for WSSv3 which also affects MOSS as it relies on WSSv3…

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Support for WSSv3 SP1 retires July 2010

Support for SP1 will retire on 13th July 2010! There has been some misunderstanding about the date as previous SP’s usually retire +12 months after the last (SP2) which would have meant 24th April 2010 – latest information suggests that this is incorrect and the revised July 13th 2010 date is the correct date. For…

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SharePoint 2007 and Office integration

In 2007 there was published a white paper for Office integration and SharePoint Server 2007. This white paper describes how different versions of Microsoft Office programs work together with the 2003 and 2007 versions of SharePoint Products and Technologies. A downloadable version (*.Doc) is also available here:  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=e0d05a69-f67b-4d37-961e-2db3c4065cb9&displaylang=en Previous posts related to:  Office 2003/2007 Integration…

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Install SPS2010 on Server 2008 R2 and SQL2008 R2

To continue the SharePoint 2010 Resource Guide series, I’ll post her just in short to this topic. The reason is, that I have found a very good Blog with detailed description on Install, Setup and configuring the SharePoint 2010 Beta on a Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 R2 environment. Due to lack…

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Latest news on WSSv4 anD SharePoint 2010

Today, I noticed some other blogs and posts announcing some news around Windows SharePoint Services 4.0 (which is now SharePoint Foundation 2010) and SharePoint Server 2010. My colleague, Stefan Goßner, Escalation Engineer for SharePoint (WSS, SPS, MOSS) and MCMS, has announced in his blog post “First set of KB articles for a new Tool which…

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Direct access vs. VPN connection

Today, I want to share some very nice feature with you 😉 The end of the area that VPN’s are the only way to connect to your corporate network! Short Introduction: When you are traveling a lot due to business reasons you might be one of the “lucky folks” that are blessed to have a…

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SharePoint 2010 virtual machines for evaluation

Hello all, the latest news I would like to share for all IT-Pro’s out there is the availability of a complete virtual machine (VHD) for Hyper-V we published! This is a very handy setup for a quick overview on SharePoint 2010 and how it works. Not only for demonstration but also for testing and playing…

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End of Support Lifecycle for Windows XP SP2/2000

As already published in several blog postings all over the web since December 2009, still some customers are asking for the Microsoft Support Lifecycle of WIndows XP SP2 and Windows 2000. To post again the information about this topic and to remind customers to plan upgrade/migration considerations from Windows XP and 2000 up to the…

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SharePoint 2010 free online conference – Bits from the Edge

There is a new announcement for the February 18th 2010 Development – Bits from the edge in a virtual conference! The SharePoint 2010 Development offers a virtual online conference with everything that an in-person, peer-to-peer-to-expert event offers(vConference is provided by the “SharePoint Pro” and Keynote sponsors as Microsoft and many more.) — without the travel,…

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SPS 2010 Public Beta Install and Setup Notes

Ok, all in one, these are the order of steps to be done when you want to install and start successfully the Public beta of SharePoint 2010! Read “Determine Hardware and Software requirements” Check the preliminary requirements for software and patches as described here: SPS 2010 Setup Requirements Prepare your Server 2008 accordingly with all…

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SharePoint 2010 Pre-Install Download Links

As described in my post on SharePoint 2010 – Setup requirements, while PSConfig Wizard is running, additional software components are required. For environments where Servers are not connected to internet for security reasons this makes it a bit difficult but I’ll provide the links for download them manually to install. NOTE! This post applies to…

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SharePoint 2010 – Setup requirements

Preliminary soft- and hardware requirements and prerequisites for SharePoint 2010 beta installation. ***Update 2010-03-31*** We’ve seen some confusion in the newsgroups and elsewhere on the versions and editions of Windows that SharePoint 2010 will run on. This post is meant to clarify some of the most common questions we have seen. SharePoint 2010 will support…

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SharePoint 2010 – Resource guide

from the early experiences with the SharePoint 2010 beta and RTM, I’ll post here a list of articles, links and resources all around SPS 2010 from the beginning 😉 Have fun! Table of Content (TOC) on SharePoint 2010 Beta and RTM resource guides – Preliminary Setup requirements  – SharePoint 2010 Pre-Install Download Links – Install and Setup…

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Troubleshooting MOSS

Troubleshooting MOSS – A repository for miscellaneous Issues and How-To’s   On this page I want to provide you a helpful List with direct links to all recently published posts. There will be some troubleshooting descriptions as well as Guidelines, Issue descriptions and hints for resolving or avoiding it.   Hopefully this will give you…

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Office 2003 RMS Issue

We recently noticed that there might be an issue with Office 2003 and RMS. this issue is fixed in-between and here are the information: Symptom: Starting on December 11, 2009, customers using Office 2003 will not be able to open Office 2003 documents protected with the Rights Management Services (RMS) or Active Directory Rights Management…

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