Stefan Goßner

Senior Escalation Engineer for SharePoint Products and Technologies

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  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Sharepoint 2013 SP1 and April CU status

    I received a lot of mails with questions about the fact that SP1 for SharePoint 2013 is currently not available for download and about April 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013. So I'm trying to answer all of them here in this blog post. Q: I tried to download SP1 but noticed that the link from your...
  • 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: Download locations of international versions of SharePoint Foundation 2013 with SP1

    Several of you asked for international versions of SharePoint Foundation 2013 with SP1 (also referred to as "slipstream" installs) which is required to install SharePoint Foundation 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2. The US-english version is available for download from the following page but...
  • Blog Post: Slipstreaming SP2013 with March 2013 PU and a later CU

    A little bit late - with SP1 the problem no longer exists - we finally received information about how to successfully slipstream an SP2013 installation with March 2013 PU and a later CU. As March 2013 PU was a prereq for later CUs it was not possible to slipstream it using normal methods as the files...
  • Blog Post: An important fix for SharePoint Foundation 2013 SP1 has just been released

    When looking in the last couple of days at the KB article for SP1 for SharePoint Foundation 2013 you might have seen the following comment: Notice A known issue in SharePoint Foundation 2013 SP1 can affect the functionality of the Search WebPart. We encourage you to limit production installations...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Foundation 2013 language pack SP1 "slipstream" are now also available for download

    I have updated yesterdays post to include the information about the SharePoint Foundation language packs: http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2014/03/11/sharepoint-2013-language-pack-sp1-quot-slipstream-quot-installations-are-now-available.aspx
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2013 language pack SP1 "slipstream" installations are now available

    One missing piece in the SharePoint 2013 SP1 release were slipstream installation files for the language packs. These should be available soon on download center on the following link: Language Packs (SP1) for SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 Language Packs (SP1) for SharePoint Foundation 2013...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Foundation 2013 with SP1 ("slipstream") is now available for download

    You can now download Sharepoint Foundation with SP1 integrated from Download Center: Sharepoint Foundation with SP1 A couple of people already tried to create their own slipstream version using RTM and SP1. Please avoid doing this as this is unsupported due to a change in the package layout...
  • Blog Post: Office App Model Samples - Community solutions for SharePoint

    On Codeplex you can now find a bundle of very powerful App Model Samples for SharePoint. Although the title talks about Office currently most samples actually focus on SharePoint Apps. As of today samples for the following scenarios are covered: Cloud based site collection provisioning Creating...