Stefan Goßner

Senior Escalation Engineer for SharePoint Products and Technologies

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  • Blog Post: SharePoint security fixes released with March 2015 PU and offered through Microsoft Update

    With March PU we have release several security fixes for SharePoint which are offered through Microsoft Update with March PU. For the following SharePoint products and components fixes have been released: SharePoint 2007 Suite: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Microsoft SharePoint Services...
  • Blog Post: April 2012 CU for SharePoint 2007 and 2010 has been released

    The product group released the April 2012 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2007 and 2010 product family. The April Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 is a Post-SP1 hotfix. That means that you should ensure that SP1 is installed before the April CU. The April Cumulative Update for SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: FAQ concerning WSS 3.0 and MOSS SP2 and the April 2009 Cumulative Updates

    Many of our customers have questions on the relationship between the set of hotfixes released in the Cumulative Updates (CU) for April 2009 and Service Pack 2 (SP2) for the 2007 Microsoft Office System and Microsoft Office servers. This post from the Office Sustained Engineering Team will aim at answering...
  • Blog Post: Site Master Page vs. System Master Page

    I recently received a question regarding site and system master pages in SharePoint. It seems that the purpose of these two master pages is not clear to everyone so here is a short summary: By default the following rule applies: Site Master Pages: used by all publishing pages - and only by publishing...
  • Blog Post: Please read this before installing MOSS 2007 Beta 2

    Lawrence Liu has posted a list of documents which should be read before starting to install the MOSS 2007 Beta 2: Please read this before installing Beta 2
  • Blog Post: Two new SharePoint 2007 resource centers are available on Technet

    Performance and Capacity Planning Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2007 This page contains resources to help you with performance and capacity planning for your SharePoint Server deployment—map your solution design to a farm size and set of hardware that supports your business goals. Organized...
  • Blog Post: Stephen Huen's MOSS samples on Code Project

    [via Angus ] Stephen Huen has written some great articles/samples up on Code Project. Go and check them out now: MOSS 2007 Vertical Navigation For use in a MOSS 2007 Publishing web site, This custom control is an alternative to the out-of-the-box "Current Navigation" aka AspMenu. It renders...
  • Blog Post: Technet magazine - SharePoint

    [via Mark Harrison ] This month TechNet Magazine devotes an issue to SharePoint and everything that's new in the latest release. Here we introduce SharePoint Server 2007 and guide you through new features that make building a collaborative site better and easier than ever. An Overview of Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Client Certificate authentication and SharePoint 2010

    We just had a support case where a customer was trying to use Client Certificate authentication with SharePoint 2010. Client Certificate authentication was a supported authentication method in SharePoint 2007 but with SharePoint 2010 client certificate authentication it is not supported and there...
  • Blog Post: Picks of the week - 43/2011

    During my daily work I quite often find an article which highlights interesting things - which are not worth a separate post to talk about. To still share them with you I have decided to publish such articles as a link list on my blog in the Picks of the week category. Here are the picks for this...
  • Blog Post: Preliminary Guidance for using SharePoint Products and Technologies with Hyper-V

    A couple of weeks ago a whitepaper containing a support statement for using MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0 in Hyper V has been released: Using SharePoint Products and Technologies in a Hyper-V virtual environment Important Points covered in this paper: Support statement SharePoint Products and Technologies...
  • Blog Post: Planning for Capacity Boundaries, Estimating Performance & Capacity Requirements... Additional Factors, and Tools for MOSS/WSSv.3

    WSS: http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/0e13e879-0156-4e9f-b6d5-abddcf326d211033.mspx?mfr=true MOSS: http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/en-us/library/eb2493e8-e498-462a-ab5d-1b779529dc471033.mspx?mfr=true Within these docs you'll find data on servers, server topologies, system...
  • Blog Post: Migrating MCMS database to MOSS 2007 - Deprecated placeholders

    As discussed earlier I received a long list of warnings and errors when running the premigration check. The next entries in my list are a couple of warnings of this type: I assume that this warning will only hit a very small set of customers as it only affects customers who have implemented custom...
  • Blog Post: PC World article on new file formats in Office 12

    Arpan pointed me to an PC World article which talks about new file formats in Office 12 like PDF, XML and Metro: http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,122831,00.asp
  • Blog Post: Getting Ready for Office "12"

    Arpan Shah , Product Manager for MCMS and SharePoint has written a nice article on his blog about how to get ready for Office "12": http://blogs.msdn.com/arpans/archive/2005/11/24/496759.aspx He quoted me a couple of times pointing to my blog. For your convenience below are direct links to the articles...
  • Blog Post: Disposing SPWeb and SPSite objects

    There are several articles around discussing the dispose of SPWeb and SPSite objects, e.g.: SharePoint 2007 and WSS 3.0 Dispose Patterns by Example from Roger Lamb Best Practices: Using Disposable Windows SharePoint Services Objects from Scott Harris and Mike Ammerlaan Best Practices: Common...
  • Blog Post: How to create a browser cache save URL to a javascript or css file in SharePoint

    Often it is necessary to ensure that updates to files on the server get populated to the client asap. Especially when it comes to dependencies to custom javascript of CSS files and server controls. SharePoint itself does this by adding a query string to some of its vital Javascript files. E.g.: ...
  • Blog Post: Deep Dive into the SharePoint Content Deployment and Migration API - Part 1

    [ Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 - Part 6 - Part 7 ] Introduction Today I would like to start an article series on an interesting new feature in WSS 3.0: the Content Deployment and Migration API. A similar API has previously been provided in MCMS 2002 and was also added to WSS after...
  • Blog Post: Hotfix for SP2 issue that reverts SharePoint products to Trial Version has been released

    Microsoft has released a fix for the SP2 problem that reverts the license into a Trial version after installing Service Pack 2. More details can be found in the following KB article: 971620 - When you install the 2007 Microsoft Office servers Service Pack 2, the product expiration date is activated...
  • Blog Post: Migrating MCMS database to MOSS 2007 - Duplicate template name

    As discussed earlier I received a long list of warnings and errors when running the premigration check. The next entries in my list are a couple of warnings of this type: What is the difference to the previous error message I discussed: "Leaf names are not unique"? To get a better picture I...
  • Blog Post: SPDisposeCheck tool has been official announced

    I have discussed problems with missing dispose for SPWeb and SPSite objects earlier on my blog (e.g. here and here ) and Roger has provided a guidance for specific coding patterns which can cause problems such problems. In the last couple of month I have been involved in a project driven by Roger...
  • Blog Post: Content Editor Web Part (CEWP) and absolute Links

    The Content Editor Web Part as we ship it in WSS and MOSS always stores URLs as absolute Links. That will cause problems as soon as you are extending a web application to multiple IIS websites or when using Alternate Access Mapping (AAM) to support multiple zones. In these situations the CEWP will...
  • Blog Post: MOSS Whitepaper: Using Blogs and Wikis in Business

    Brief Description This paper provides business and technical discussion about the use of wikis and blogs in the business environment. Overview This paper provides business and technical discussion about the use of wikis and blogs in the business environment. The use of wikis and blogs (Weblogs...
  • Blog Post: Common Question: What is the difference between a PU, a CU and a COD?

    As I received this question a couple of times in the past here a short summary of the different update types used with SharePoint: Service Pack What is it: A service pack is a combination of previously released fixes, fixes which have only been released in context of the service pack and potentially...
  • Blog Post: The Future of WSS, SPS and CMS revealed at PDC

    [Via Arpan ] There were several large announcements made at PDC that are very relevant to SharePoint and CMS customers. I'm personally super excited about this and to be part of this. Microsoft revealed Office "12" - client and servers and talked about our investment in ECM. This is great news...