Stefan Goßner

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

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  • Blog Post: TechEd - Day 1

    The day started with a key note from Andrew Lees. Topic of the keynote was "Ready for Business". Main topics covered were 64bit technology, virtualization and benefits of our new products (SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005) for business and integration strategies. After the keynote I jumped over...
  • Blog Post: How to locate my FAQ

    In the public newsgroup I often see the question: "What is the URL to Stefan's FAQ?" The easiest way to locate the URL just go to Download Center on the Microsoft Web site and enter "Stefan" as keyword. Step-By-Step: browse to http://download.microsoft.com enter "Stefan" in the keyword...
  • Blog Post: Where is Stefan?

    I will be on vacation starting tomorrow till October 12th. So don't expect responses on blog comments till then.
  • Blog Post: TechEd - Day 4

    I did some more hands on labs on ASP.NET 2.0. Later I went to the IIS 7 preview session. This was really a highlight! IIS 7 looks to become a really great product: all configuration for as well managed and unmanaged stuff is now done in the web.config. It is possible to delegate administrative tasks...
  • Blog Post: How to modify skins in Community Server

    Today I played around with community server to adjust how it places the different elements. Community Server on Technet has a couple of really nice skins but non of the addressed completly how I wanted to see my blog. The green Marvin3 skin was the one the fit my requirements most. But I wanted to...
  • Blog Post: Welcome!

    Ok, that's my very first entry to this Blog. Hope you find the stuff useful I will post here. Cheers, Stefan
  • Blog Post: Don't read Harold's review of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince!

    At least if you haven't read the book till now and are planning to do so. It can ruin your experience. For all the others, here is the link to the review: http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong/archive/2005/08/16/409304.aspx
  • Blog Post: Where is Stefan?

    This question might come up within the next weeks in the MCMS newsgroups. For all of you who also read my blog this will no longer be a secret: I will be in Australia for four weeks. The first three weeks on vacation with my girlfriend and the last week for business reasons. We decided to do hike...
  • Blog Post: Just preordered the new Harry Potter book!

    I just took the chance to place a preorder for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood-Prince , the new Harry Potter book which will become available in July. Nice tidbit: they offer 40% savings on preorders!
  • Blog Post: Free chapter of our book - Searching MCMS with SharePoint

    [Via Angus and Patrick Tisseghem] Last week I mentioned the new book 'Advanced Microsoft Content Management Server Development' from Andrew Connell, Angus Logan, Lim Mei Ying and Stefan Gossner. If you want a taste of it, go here and download chapter 5 for free - 'Searching MCMS with SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Where is Stefan?

    Just in case someone is wondering why questions in the newsgroup are not answered by me next week: I'm enjoying a one week vacation with my girlfriend Michaela in Cervia (Italy).
  • Blog Post: FAQ in May 2004: where is Stefan?

    This is the first time since more than one year that I will not have internet access and will not be able to answer MCMS newsgroup questions. I hope you guys are able to survive a month without me. ;-) But I'm sure you will. On the right you can see the tour I have planned. Keep your fingers crossed...
  • Blog Post: Documented / Undocumented API - Why Should I care? - Part 1

    Part 1 - Technical Background I assume you often heard the statement: "Don't use undocumented API calls". And you might often have thought: "Why not? There are so powerful features under the surface of the documented API! I want to use them!". This article should give you some ideas what could happen...
  • Blog Post: A new MVP for MCMS!

    Since today Andrew Connell is a new MVP for Microsoft Content Management Server. He really deserves it as he has provided help to many customers in the public newsgroup for MCMS . I assume he will shortly be listed on the official site for MCMS MVP to join Mei Ying , Spencer , Joel and Angus ! ...
  • Blog Post: Nice review of our book: Building Websites with Microsoft Content Management Server on Amazon

    [Via Mei Ying ] We've got our second Amazon review on the Amazon.co.uk site! Read it here . Thanks, niente0 for the encouragement! Look forward to our upcoming book: Advanced Microsoft Content Management Server Development . Expected Oct 2005. Pre-order now to get a 25% discount off the list price...
  • Blog Post: Daily IT Dev Comics - Heroes happen {here}

    Imagine a daily web comic that adapts tech stories from actual IT Professionals and Developers - a web comic that reflects the real lives of IT Hero's such as you. The HHH Comic series will do just that. Starting the end of January we will release a new daily episodes driven from suggestions from the...
  • Blog Post: I will be at Microsoft TechEd 2005 in Amsterdam!

    Just got the confirmation that I will be able to attend the EMEA Tech-Ed this year in Amsterdam. I will mainly attend the sessions of the Portals and Collaboration track. In addition Arpan asked me to participate in the Ask the Expert program. So if someone would like to meet me in person: Tech...
  • Blog Post: TechEd - Day 3

    I did some hands on labs on ASP.NET 2.0 and attended a session about asynchronous pages in ASP.NET 2.0. Dmitry (the speaker) showed various different methods on how to implement asynchronous pages: parallel, serial, with and without timeout... It was really a great session full of useful information...
  • 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: My private Web site is now IE 9 enabled!

    I just finished "upgrading" my private website with IE 9 features. One of the nice new features of IE 9 is the fact that you can now drag&drop an IE tab to the Windows 7 taskbar and pin it there for easy bookmarking. Windows 7 on the other hand allows pinned applications to extend the context...
  • Blog Post: Dinner with the "Scobleizer"

    Today I had a chance to meet Robert Scoble and his wife Maryam for dinner at his house. Robert invited me after he found one of my blogs about the tour I plan to do with my girlfriend Michaela in the next couples of week. Robert, if you are "listening" : thanks a lot to you and your wife for nice...
  • Blog Post: Blogmap - do you know who blogs in your neighborhood?

    Through Angus I just got pointed to Blogmap which allows you to see where individual bloggers are geographically located. Would you like to see where I'm located and who else in my area is blogging? Then have a look here:
  • Blog Post: Book announcement: Building Websites using Microsoft Content Management Server

    Lim Mei Ying (MVP for MCMS), Joel Ward (MVP for MCMS) and myself have written a beginner book for MCMS. Building Websites with Microsoft Content Management Server A fast-paced and practical tutorial guide for C# developers starting out with MCMS 2002 Learn directly from recognized community experts Rapid...
  • Blog Post: A chapter of our book made it to MSDN!

    Microsoft has just published the chapter "Enhancing performance with Caching" of the MCMS book Building Websites with Microsoft Content Management Server from Joel , Mei Ying and myself on MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/odc_MCMS2002_bk/html/CMSCh22EnhancingPerfCaching...
  • Blog Post: Stefan's FAQ is back again!

    Hi all, the legal issues with my MCMS website are now resolved and the FAQ page is up again! Together with Steve Cawood I have managed to develop a downloadable CHM version beside the standard Html version. You should check out both and decide which one to use. Both versions will be updated...