Stefan Goßner

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

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  • Blog Post: Common Question on Hotfixes, Security Updates and Non-Security related Public Updates for SharePoint

    One question I receive more or less with any CU release I publish on my blog is whether the CU includes previously (or on the same day) released public updates as well. The answer is YES . All changes implemented for a public update or security fixes are also rolled up into our cumulative updates...
  • Blog Post: July 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released

    The product group released the July 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. Yes, you are reading correct! The July 2014 CU. The bi-monthly CU release cycle is gone. The product group is now releasing CUs every month rather than every other month. ATTENTION: Be aware that...
  • Blog Post: July 2014 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released

    The product group released the July 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. Yes, you are reading correct! The July 2014 CU. The bi-monthly CU release cycle is gone. The product group is now releasing CUs every month rather than every other month. Be aware that the July Cumulative...
  • Blog Post: June 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released

    The product group released the June 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. All packages except the CU package for SharePoint foundation are now available. The SharePoint foundation package will be available soon. ATTENTION: Be aware that all Update for SharePoint 2013...
  • Blog Post: June 2014 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released

    The product group released the June 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. Be aware that the June Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 is a Post-SP2 hotfix. It is recommended to have SP2 installed before installing the June CU. The KB articles for June CU will be available...
  • Blog Post: April 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 has finally been released

    The product group released the April 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. ATTENTION: Be aware that all Update for SharePoint 2013 require SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 OR March 2013 PU for SharePoint 2013 to be installed first. Please also have a look at the article that...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 SP2 and Windows Server 2012 R2

    Starting May 1st, 2014 SharePoint 2010 SP2 slipstream media on VLSC and MSDN can be used to install SharePoint 2010 on Windows Server 2012 R2. Only SP2 slipstream installations are supported on Windows Server 2012 R2 - you cannot first install RTM or SP1 and then SP2. Be aware that that to get...
  • Blog Post: SP1 for SharePoint 2013 has been rereleased

    The updated version of Service Pack 1 has been released today! Refer to the information below to acquire the updated Service Pack for your product: NOTE The KB articles for the re-released Service Pack is different from the recalled Service Pack. KB 2880551 - SharePoint Foundation 2013 SP1...
  • Blog Post: Sharepoint 2013 SP1 and April CU status

    I received a lot of mails with questions about the fact that SP1 for SharePoint 2013 is currently not available for download and about April 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013. So I'm trying to answer all of them here in this blog post. Q: I tried to download SP1 but noticed that the link from your...
  • Blog Post: April 2014 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released

    The product group released the April 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. Be aware that the April Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 is a Post-SP2 hotfix. It is recommended to have SP2 installed before installing the April CU. The KB articles for April CU will be available...
  • Blog Post: Download locations of international versions of SharePoint Foundation 2013 with SP1

    Several of you asked for international versions of SharePoint Foundation 2013 with SP1 (also referred to as "slipstream" installs) which is required to install SharePoint Foundation 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2. The US-english version is available for download from the following page but...
  • Blog Post: Slipstreaming SP2013 with March 2013 PU and a later CU

    A little bit late - with SP1 the problem no longer exists - we finally received information about how to successfully slipstream an SP2013 installation with March 2013 PU and a later CU. As March 2013 PU was a prereq for later CUs it was not possible to slipstream it using normal methods as the files...
  • Blog Post: An important fix for SharePoint Foundation 2013 SP1 has just been released

    When looking in the last couple of days at the KB article for SP1 for SharePoint Foundation 2013 you might have seen the following comment: Notice A known issue in SharePoint Foundation 2013 SP1 can affect the functionality of the Search WebPart. We encourage you to limit production installations...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Foundation 2013 language pack SP1 "slipstream" are now also available for download

    I have updated yesterdays post to include the information about the SharePoint Foundation language packs: http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2014/03/11/sharepoint-2013-language-pack-sp1-quot-slipstream-quot-installations-are-now-available.aspx
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2013 language pack SP1 "slipstream" installations are now available

    One missing piece in the SharePoint 2013 SP1 release were slipstream installation files for the language packs. These should be available soon on download center on the following link: Language Packs (SP1) for SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 Language Packs (SP1) for SharePoint Foundation 2013...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Foundation 2013 with SP1 ("slipstream") is now available for download

    You can now download Sharepoint Foundation with SP1 integrated from Download Center: Sharepoint Foundation with SP1 A couple of people already tried to create their own slipstream version using RTM and SP1. Please avoid doing this as this is unsupported due to a change in the package layout...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Server 2013 with SP1 ("slipstream") is now available for download

    You can now download SharePoint 2013 with SP1 from MSDN and VLSC and MPN. A couple of people already tried to create their own slipstream version using RTM and SP1. Please avoid doing this as this is unsupported due to a change in the package layout which was introduced with March 2013 PU. Due to...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2013 SP1 FAQ (updated)

    I will use this post to answer all the questions I received regarding SP2013 SP1: Question : Is March 2013 PU required to install SharePoint 2013 SP1? Answer : No. SP1 can be installed as well on the RTM baseline and on the March 2013 PU baseline (means all CUs later and including to March 2013 PU...
  • Blog Post: Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2013 is now available for download (updated)

    The SP1 update for SharePoint 2013 server products are available from the Microsoft Download Center today, as well as from Microsoft Update and the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) catalog. Have a look at the following KB articles for more details about SharePoint 2013 SP1: KB 2817439 ...
  • Blog Post: February 2014 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released

    The product group released the February 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. Be aware that the February Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 is a Post-SP2 hotfix. It is recommended to have SP2 installed before installing the February CU. The KB articles for February CU...
  • Blog Post: December 2013 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released (updated)

    The product group released the December 2013 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. Be aware that all Update for SharePoint 2013 require March 2013 PU for SharePoint 2013 to be installed first. Please also have a look at the article that discusses how to properly patch a SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise with Service Pack 2 now available on VLSC

    A quick update on a common question: SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise with Service Pack 2 has been released to Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) on December 16th. This integrated version allows customers to install SP2010 directly on Windows Server 2012.
  • Blog Post: August 2013 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released

    The product group released the August 2013 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. Be aware that the August Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 is a Post-SP1 hotfix. That means that you should ensure that SP1 is installed before the August CU. The KB articles for August CU are...
  • Blog Post: Important Security Hotfix MS07-059 will be released today

    We will be releasing a security hotfix for Windows SharePoint Services MS07-059 on October 9th. Be sure to note that as Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 is included with all editions of Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, and Performance Point Server as well as any others...
  • Blog Post: April 2013 CU for SharePoint 2007 has been released

    The product group released the April 2013 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2007 product family. The KB articles will be available in a couple of days at the following locations: KB 2799869 - WSS 3.0 KB 2799867 - MOSS 2007 The Full Server Packages for April 2013 CU are available...