Stefan Goßner

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

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  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Delayed February 2011 CU for SharePoint 2010 is now available

    Finally also the February 2011 CU for the SharePoint 2010 product family has been released. The MOSS 2007 fixes have been released rougly two weeks ago. Some of the KB articles are not yet available (as usual it will take a couple more days to get these through the required release process) but the...
  • Blog Post: Be careful when using the "Sign in as Different User" feature in SharePoint

    We sometimes see customers running into problems when using the "Sign in as Different User" feature in SharePoint. Common problems are Documents opened in external applications are saved with an unexpected user account because the external application runs under the windows account logged in...
  • Blog Post: Common Question: how can I enable space characters in the Url name of a publishing page

    Per default all space characters entered for the url name are converted to a "-" sign. This is usually a good idea as reading something like "My-Press-Release.aspx" looks better than "My%20Press%20Release.aspx". But some companies have a requirement to use space characters even in Url names of publishing...
  • Blog Post: February 2013 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released

    The product group released the February 2013 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. Be aware that the February Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 is a Post-SP1 hotfix. That means that you should ensure that SP1 is installed before the February CU. The KB articles for February...
  • 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: 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: Update on September Security Bulletin (MS11-074) and SharePoint 2010 Issues

    Special thanks to my colleague Tehnoon Raza for collecting the following information: Summary On September 13, 2011, Microsoft released security bulletin MS11-074 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft SharePoint Could Allow Elevation of Privilege . The security bulletin had a security rating of Important...