Stefan Goßner

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

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  • Blog Post: September 2014 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released (updated September 12th)

    Update: The KB article for SharePoint foundation CU has been adjusted. The KB and the download link are now working. The product group released the September 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. For September 2014 CU we again have full server packages (also known as Uber...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint patching demystified

    After release of SharePoint 2013 August CU I received many emails and blog comments which showed that there is lots of uncertainty related to SharePoint patching. Especially the difference between the terms Cumulative Update and Server Packages (also known as "Uber" package) seems to be unclear...
  • Blog Post: August 2014 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released (updated August 22nd)

    [UPDATE: an additional localized fix for SharePoint for this CU was released on August 22nd: 2760757 - included in the list below] The product group released the August 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. Be aware that the August Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010...
  • 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 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 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: 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: 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: How to unpublish a published content type if the published content type no longer exists

    One of my colleagues (Steffi Buchner) recently got a case where a customer deleted a content type hub and later noticed that some of the content types provided by this hub were already published. The problem is that the information about which content types are published is stored in the TermStore...
  • 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: 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: SharePoint Variations – The complete Guide – Part 2 – User Interface

    Part 1 - The Basics Part 2 - User Interface Part 3 - Triggers Part 4 - Timer Jobs Part 5 - Configuration Overview Part 6 - Configuration Internals Part 7 - Variation Hierarchy Creation Part 8 - Creating Page Variants Part 9 - Creating Site Variants Part 10 - Restructuring the Hierarchy Part 11 - Variations...
  • 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: Launch date for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 has been announced

    Arpan Shah officially anounced the launch date for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 on the SharePoint Team blog : Announced Launch date is May 12th, 2010 , RTM date (Release to Manufacturing) will be in April
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Variations – The complete Guide – Part 11 – Variations Fixup Tool

    Part 1 - The Basics Part 2 - User Interface Part 3 - Triggers Part 4 - Timer Jobs Part 5 - Configuration Overview Part 6 - Configuration Internals Part 7 - Variation Hierarchy Creation Part 8 - Creating Page Variants Part 9 - Creating Site Variants Part 10 - Restructuring the Hierarchy Part 11 - Variations...
  • Blog Post: Common Error: The site is not valid. The 'Pages' document library is missing.

    In the past I had a couple of cases where users received the following error message: The site is not valid. The 'Pages' document library is missing. Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about...
  • Blog Post: Picks of the week - 41/2011

    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 is the third edition: ...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 2 has been released (Updated July 31st, 2013)

    Service Pack 2 for the SharePoint 2010 Product Family has been released today. Below you can find the KB and download links: SharePoint Server 2010 SP2 KB2687453 64-bit Office Server Language Pack SP2 KB2687462 64...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Variations – The complete Guide – Part 3 – Triggers

    Part 1 - The Basics Part 2 - User Interface Part 3 - Triggers Part 4 - Timer Jobs Part 5 - Configuration Overview Part 6 - Configuration Internals Part 7 - Variation Hierarchy Creation Part 8 - Creating Page Variants Part 9 - Creating Site Variants Part 10 - Restructuring the Hierarchy Part 11 - Variations...
  • Blog Post: October CU for SharePoint 2010 has been rereleased

    The product group has released updated packages for the October 2010 Cumulative Update. The new packages contain a fix for the problem reported earlier . The updated fixes can be be found at the following locations: KB 2394323 - SharePoint Foundation 2010 - only listed for completeness as this...
  • Blog Post: October 2011 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released

    The product group released the delayed October 2011 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. Be aware that the October Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 is a Post-SP1 hotfix. That means that you should ensure that SP1 is installed before the October CU. The KB articles for...
  • Blog Post: Picks of the week - 44/2011

    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: June 2013 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been re-released

    June 2013 CU for SharePoint 2010 and other Office 2010 product has been removed from the hotfix download servers shortly after the initial release due to an issue which affected many different Office products. The product group has now re-released the June 2013 Cumulative Update for the affected products...
  • Blog Post: Common issue: new SPSite API call returns "The Web application at http://server:port/ could not be found."

    Since the early times of SharePoint we receive support cases where a customer receives the following error message when using custom code with SharePoint: "The Web application at http://server:port/ could not be found. Verify that you have typed the URL correctly. If the URL should be serving existing...
  • Blog Post: Application to check cascade access rights for a particular user or anonymous user in SharePoint

    My colleague Rodney Viana has created a nice tool which simplifies troubleshooting of permission issues in SharePoint. The tool tests various different settings in IIS and SharePoint and decrypts the permission masks involved when accessing a specific SharePoint Url. A must have! See here for details...