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: March 2015 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released

    The product group released the March 2015 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. For March 2015 CU we again have full server packages (also known as Uber packages). No other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint. Be aware that the March Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint CUs and Windows Update - Important Update!

    An important change has been introduced since my last post about the changed delivery strategy introduced with February 2015 CU . We want to let everyone know of a change to the patch delivery strategy for Office server products. As of March 2015, all Office product updates will be offered via Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint security fixes released with February 2015 PU

    Starting Februar 2015 PU timeframe as well security and non-security related fixes for SharePoint are offered through Windows Update . To allow easier identification of the security fixes I'm documenting them in this separate blog post: SharePoint 2010 Security Fixes released with February...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint CUs and Windows Update

    Be aware that starting with February 2015 CU SharePoint Product Updates including non-security product updates will be made available via Windows Update. E.g. for February CU the following fixes are offered through windows update for SharePoint 2013: The fixes shipped using windows update...
  • Blog Post: February 2015 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released

    The product group released the February 2015 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. For February 2015 CU we again have full server packages (also known as Uber packages). No other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint. Be aware that the February Cumulative Update for SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: December 2014 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released

    The product group released the December 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. For December 2014 CU we again have full server packages (also known as Uber packages). No other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint. Be aware that the December Cumulative Update for SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: November 2014 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released

    The product group released the November 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. For November 2014 CU we again have full server packages (also known as Uber packages). Unlike August 2014 CU no other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint. Be aware that the November Cumulative...
  • Blog Post: Common question: why does the version number on the "Servers in Farm" page not change after installing October CU?

    I received this question several times in the last couple of days via email, post comments and support cases - so I decided to answer it here for your benefit. I tried to answer this question in my SharePoint patching demystified article but it seems it is still not clear. This is the page I'm...
  • Blog Post: October 2014 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released

    The product group released the October 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. Be aware that the October Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 is a Post-SP2 hotfix. It is recommended to have SP2 installed before installing the October CU. Also be aware that in October no...
  • 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...