Stefan Goßner

Senior Escalation Engineer for SharePoint Products and Technologies

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  • Blog Post: PowerShell script to display version info for installed SharePoint product and language packs

    In the last couple of days I have been contacted several times because customers struggled to get their system to the right patch level to allow installation of April 2015 CU to workaround the problem with the patch baseline . To simplify this I have written a small powershell script which retrieves...
  • Blog Post: Support for SharePoint 2013 RTM has ended

    Be aware that starting April 14th only SharePoint 2013 farms with SP1 are supported. SharePoint 2013 servers/farms without SP1 are no longer supported and hotfixes released beginning with April 2015 cannot be installed on SharePoint 2013 servers without SP1. See here for details: https:/...
  • Blog Post: Common Issue: April 2015 fixes for SharePoint 2013 might not install on Sharepoint 2013 SP1 slipstream builds

    A couple of customers already ran into this issue: if you created your farm based on the SharePoint 2013 SP1 slipstream build available on MSDN and VLSC you might not be able to install the latest patches (April CU and PU). The reason is that starting in April the RTM baseline is no longer supported...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint security fixes released with April 2015 PU and offered through Microsoft Update

    With April PU we have release a small amount of security fixes for SharePoint which are offered through Microsoft Update . For the following SharePoint products and components fixes have been released: SharePoint 2007 Suite: none SharePoint 2010 Suite: Project Server 2010 Word...
  • Blog Post: April 2015 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released (updated April 15th)

    The product group released the April 2015 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. For April 2015 CU we have full server packages (also known as Uber packages). No other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint. ATTENTION: In case you have a SharePoint 2013 server based on the...
  • Blog Post: Common Question: are the SharePoint security fixes released in March 2015 included in March 2015 CU

    I have answered this question in various different posts already but it seems that these places are not as easy to find as I assumed. So here is the answer to this common question: SharePoint security fixes released at the same date or at a previous date as a specific CU are included in the...
  • Blog Post: Graceful SharePoint AppFabric Restarts

    Today I would like to highlight the post of one of my colleagues who is talking about how to gracefully shut down and restart AppFabric nodes in a way that Distributed Cache of SharePoint is not badly affected. Read more about this here: Graceful SharePoint AppFabric Restarts
  • 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 2013 has been released

    The product group released the March 2015 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. For March 2015 CU we have full server packages (also known as Uber packages). No other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint. ATTENTION: Be aware that all Updates for SharePoint 2013 require...
  • 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 2013 has been released

    The product group released the February 2015 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. For February 2015 CU we have full server packages (also known as Uber packages). No other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint. ATTENTION: Be aware that all Updates for SharePoint 2013...
  • Blog Post: December 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released

    The product group released the December 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. For December 2014 CU we have full server packages (also known as Uber packages). No other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint. ATTENTION: Be aware that all Updates for SharePoint 2013...
  • Blog Post: November 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released

    [Update 2014-11-13] All the incorrect files have been removed now and the missing files in the project server CU has been uploaded as well. The product group released the November 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. For November 2014 CU we again have full server packages...
  • 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 2013 has been released

    The product group released the October 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. ATTENTION: Be aware that all Update for SharePoint 2013 require SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 OR March 2013 PU for SharePoint 2013 to be installed first. Please also have a look at the article...
  • Blog Post: September 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released

    The product group released the September 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. For September 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. ATTENTION: Be aware that all...
  • 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 2013 has been released

    The product group released the August 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. ATTENTION: Be aware that all Update for SharePoint 2013 require SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 OR March 2013 PU for SharePoint 2013 to be installed first. Please also have a look at the article that...
  • 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 2013 has been released

    The product group released the July 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 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. ATTENTION: Be aware that...
  • Blog Post: June 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released

    The product group released the June 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. All packages except the CU package for SharePoint foundation are now available. The SharePoint foundation package will be available soon. ATTENTION: Be aware that all Update for SharePoint 2013...
  • Blog Post: April 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 has finally been released

    The product group released the April 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. ATTENTION: Be aware that all Update for SharePoint 2013 require SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 OR March 2013 PU for SharePoint 2013 to be installed first. Please also have a look at the article that...
  • Blog Post: SP1 for SharePoint 2013 has been rereleased

    The updated version of Service Pack 1 has been released today! Refer to the information below to acquire the updated Service Pack for your product: NOTE The KB articles for the re-released Service Pack is different from the recalled Service Pack. KB 2880551 - SharePoint Foundation 2013 SP1...