Stefan Goßner

Senior Escalation Engineer for SharePoint (WSS, SPS, MOSS, SP2010) and MCMS

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  • Blog Post: Important Out-of-band security update to address ASP.NET issue will be released today

    Cross posting info about an important update for ASP.NET which will address an issue that affects all ASP.NET applications including SharePoint and MCMS. [cross post from Microsoft Security Response Center blog ] Today we provided advance notification to customers that we will release an out-of...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET 2.0 and MCMS - Site Navigation - Part 2

    In the first part of this article I discussed how to implement a SiteMapProvider for an MCMS website. ASP.NET 2.0 ships with three new controls that can be used for site navigation: SiteMapPath Menu TreeView Problems with the TreeView control SiteMapPath and the Menu control can...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2005 Release Candidate Available for Download

    [Via Mark Bower ] Visual Studio 2005 Release Candidate is now available for download from the MSDN subscriber download site. The build is compatible with the September CTP of SQL Server. Both of these builds have been handed out to PDC attendees in the keynote session later today.
  • Blog Post: Ensure that debug is disabled on your production site!

    Tess explains in detail why you should never run a production site with debug enabled: ASP.NET Memory: If your application is in production… then why is debug=true A must read article!
  • Blog Post: Security Whitepaper for ASP.NET 2.0

    I just found a really nice document on Security Practices for ASP.NET 2.0. Just have a look at the Index of practices to see how much good stuff these people have put together! Security Practices: ASP.NET 2.0 Security Practices at a Glance J.D. Meier, Alex Mackman, Blaine Wastell, Prashant Bansode...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET 2.0 Provider Model Series

    [Via jhawk ] Kent Sharkey (who manages the ASP.NET Dev Center) says that the ASP.NET 2.0 Provider Model series of whitepapers are live on MSDN - 10 parts, 120 pages! The providers page at http://msdn.microsoft.com/asp.net/beta2/providers/default.aspx will be updated tomorrow. Introduction to the...
  • Blog Post: Must have hotfixes for ASP.NET 1.1 - yes that also affects MCMS!

    Todd has listed a couple of must have hotfixes for .NET framework 1.1 which should be applied to almost every web server running ASP.NET 1.1! http://blogs.msdn.com/toddca/archive/2005/08/23/455116.aspx
  • Blog Post: Consuming RSS in ASP.NET 2.0

    ASP.NET 2.0 makes it very easy to consume and display an RSS feed on an ASP.NET web site. Andrew Duthie demonstrates how to do this using a XmlDataSource control and a DataList bound control with a little XPath on Channel 9: http://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=120524
  • Blog Post: Problem with the ASP.NET 2.0 menu control and MCMS

    A couple of customers reported problems when using the menu control with ASP.NET 2.0 and MCMS. After analyzing one of the affected projects I identified that the reason for the problem is that the menu control seems to have a bug. It does not work correct if the following tag is included in the web...
  • Blog Post: Security Guidance for .NET Framework 2.0

    J.D. Meier, Alex Mackman, Blaine Wastell, Prashant Bansode, Kishore Gopalan Microsoft Corporation August 2005 Security Guidance for .NET Framework 2.0 Summary This page explains the rationale behind the patterns & practices Security Guidance for .NET Framework 2.0 project and provides an...
  • Blog Post: Great article series on new tracing API in ASP.NET 2.0

    Mike Rousos has put together a great article series for the ASP.NET 2.0 tracing system. A must read for all ASP.NET 2.0 developers! A Tracing Primer - Part I Introduction Instantiating a TraceSource Adding Tracing Events Configuring source using config file and programmatically Trace...
  • Blog Post: Production Debugging for .NET Framework Applications (includes hands on labs)

    Every developer or support engineer debugs applications at some stage in his or her career, yet debugging is often viewed as an arcane and difficult topic. While it is often difficult to determine why an application is hanging, leaking memory, or crashing, there are techniques you can apply to make the...
  • Blog Post: How to enable ASP.NET output caching programmatically

    A couple of weeks ago I had the requirement to enable ASP.NET output caching programmatically rather than declarative using the <%@ OutputCache ... %> tag. I tried to follow the hints in the following KB: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?id=323290 . Actually what I found is that these...
  • Blog Post: r.a.d.callback / r.a.d.dock

    [Via Mark Harrison ] In response to strong customer demand telerik has added two great new products to the r.a.d.controls suite - r.a.d.callback and r.a.d.dock. r.a.d.callback is a suite of AJAX-enabled UI controls, which allow you to update page content without postback and loss of scroll position...
  • Blog Post: New MCMS book covering ASP.NET 2.0 topics is now officially announced

    As some of you might already heard of: Lim Mei Ying (MCMS MVP), Spencer Harber (MCMS MVP) and myself are currently working on a book that covers enhancing MCMS websites using ASP.NET 2.0 features. It will deal with all the glitches of properly installing MCMS with VS.NET 2005 and SQL 2005, known issues...
  • Blog Post: Provider Toolkit for ASP.NET 2.0 now available on MSDN!

    The provider model is used throughout ASP.NET 2.0. It is a means of writing each of the technologies used so that new versions can easily be created and plugged in. For example, if you need to access a different database or authentication server, you can create a provider for it. ASP.NET 2.0 will then...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET 2.0 and MCMS - Try it out - Now even in Authoring Mode!

    In my previous article I explained what to do to get a read-only MCMS website working on ASP.NET 2.0. In this article I will go one step further and explain how to get a read-write MCMS website working with ASP.NET 2.0! First of all you need to ensure that all steps in my previous article are done...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET 2.0 and MCMS - Site Navigation - Part 1 (last updated: 13.01.2006)

    This article replaces my earlier article about MCMS Navigation Providers which I have written while ASP.NET 2.0 was in Beta 2. After Beta 2 a couple of things have changed which prevent the earlier code from working properly with the final version of ASP.NET 2.0. ASP.NET 2.0 provides new concepts...
  • Blog Post: Beware of Deploying Debug Code in Production

    [Via Milan Negovan ] Ever deployed a “debug” ASP.NET into production? Then, you might want to review this excellent article . A recommended reading for everyone building ASP.NET based web sites - including ASP.NET based MCMS sites.
  • Blog Post: .NET framework 2.0 and VS.NET 2005 have shipped!

    MSDN subscibers around the world are now able to download and install any one of the retail versions of the Visual Studio family products from the MSDN subscriptions site. In additon the 32bit and 64bit versions of the .NET framework 2.0 and .NET framework SDK are available for download from the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: WinFX is now .NET framework 3.0

    [Via Somesegar ] ...we have decided to rename WinFX to the .NET Framework 3.0. .NET Framework 3.0 aptly identifies the technology for exactly what it is – the next version of our developer framework... Read more...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Documentation Wiki

    [Via Andrew Connell ] Now if this isn’t just damn cool!!! On this site you can add content to VS 2005 documentation topics and edit contributions from other users. Our goal is to extend the documentation with code examples, tips and tricks, and other information that you add. And they’ve even...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 has been released!

    ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 (formerly known as Atlas) has been released. You can download it from here . If you would like to use it together with MCMS you should know this article .
  • Blog Post: GotDotNet is causing me headaches

    Usually I upload all my code samples to GotDotNet . Unfortunatelly since around 3 weeks I'm now unable to update my code samples or to upload new samples. Hopefully this will be resolved soon.
  • Blog Post: MCMS Tip of the day - quick things to check when you experience high memory levels in ASP.NET

    Michael Graham has written a great article about quick troubleshooting for high memory ASP.NET issues: The only point I don't agree with - in context with MCMS - is about process recylcling. For MCMS it is very bad if the worker process gets recycled as this ensures that the MCMS memory cache gets...