Stefan Goßner

Senior Escalation Engineer for SharePoint Products and Technologies

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  • 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: 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: 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: Microsoft’s unified technology event for enterprises

    [Via Office Blogs ] Over the past few months, it has been awesome to connect with our technical communities, customers, and partners at the SharePoint Conference, Lync Conference, Exchange Conference, Project Conference, and most recently, at TechEd North America. While the world is increasingly digital...
  • Blog Post: Countdown for MCMS 2002 and SPS 2003

    Are you still running CMS 2002? Or SPS 2003? There was a lot of hype on Windows XP going out of support on April 8th but be aware that there are other products as well - including CMS 2002 and SPS 2003 which will go out of support on April 8th. Other products running out of support on April 8th...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Conference (SPC14) Sessions now live on Channel 9

    SharePoint Conference 2014 offered Office and SharePoint Developers the ultimate developer conference experience to help you build great Office and SharePoint business solutions for today and tomorrow. The event took place March 3-6, 2014 in Las Vegas. You can find the session recordings of the SPC14...
  • Blog Post: Interesting SPWeb leak pattern with Areas in SPS 2003

    Recently I came across another very interesting coding pattern which is very similar to the interesting SPSite leak I showed a couple of days ago. public void workOnArea(Area area) { if ( area.Web != null) { string url = area.Web .Url; area.Web .Dispose(); } } On a first look the code look ok,...
  • Blog Post: MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0 Service Pack 2 has been officially announced

    The Office Service Pack team officially anounced the upcoming Service Pack 2 for the Office 2007 suite including MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0. The expected release date will be between February and April of 2009. Here are some of the expected highlights for the SharePoint Area provided by the SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Slide Deck of Content Management Session of Ryan Stocker now online!

    As Mark pointed out, all PDC slide decks are now online . Especiall interesting for all MCMS customers would be the following slide deck from Microsoft Lead Program Manager for Content Management Server Ryan Stocker: OFF313 Web Content Management Application Development and Engine Extensibility...
  • Blog Post: Running ASP.NET 2.0 UserControls and WebParts in SharePoint

    [Via Korby Parnell ] If you're an ASP.NET or SharePoint developer, SmartPart for SharePoint is an active project out on Gotdotnet Workspaces that is definitely worth a look. Yesterday, Jan Tielens , one of the workspace owners, released Son of SmartPart v1.0. Son of SmartPart (download under Releases...
  • Blog Post: Portal Webcasts in November

    [Via Eileen ] Small Business Webcast: Take the "Work" Out of Teamwork with Microsoft Office Word 2003 and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services (Level 100) Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Pacific Time Darin Browning, Business Development Manager, Microsoft Corporation Tired of...
  • Blog Post: Portal Webcasts in October

    [Via Eileen ] TechNet Webcast: Getting Started with Microsoft Collaboration: 30 New Applications for SharePoint Services (Level 100) Tuesday, October 4, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time Jason Bunge, SR. Product Manager - WSS, Microsoft Corporation Collaborative workspaces are one of the...
  • Blog Post: Arpan blogs about his talk about future of CMS and SPS at IT Forum

    Arpan is currently presenting at IT Forum in Barcelona and has a couple of sessions on MCMS and SPS futures. Here is his first blog entry on this: http://blogs.msdn.com/arpans/archive/2005/11/17/494143.aspx
  • Blog Post: TechNet Virtual Lab: Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003

    Get first-hand deployment experience through the Virtual Lab series. The Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 hands-on labs will teach you how to set up the portal, organize content on the portal, manage user permissions, create Web Parts for custom tasks, and much more. As part of the TechNet...
  • Blog Post: New documentation about WSS available

    [Via Andre Kieft ] Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services Step by Step http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=761f1eac-2eb4-428b-86f0-bbc995913771&DisplayLang=en Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services Inside Out Chapters http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...
  • Blog Post: Picks of the week - 39/2011

    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 a new Picks of the week category. Here is the first edition...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2003 SP2 has been released

    Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) delivers on the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing initiative and illustrates Microsoft's commitment to continually create software products with enhanced security, increased reliability, and simplified administration. ...
  • Blog Post: Skin Tool for SPS 2003

    [via Angus ] James Milne has create a nice website interactivly create a skin for a SPS 2003 website. Abstract The SPSkin Designer can be used to quickly and easily create style sheets (CSS) for SharePoint Portal Server and Team Sites. The Designer provides a GUI interface to modify the look and...
  • Blog Post: Finally: DebugDiag 1.2 available on Microsoft Download Center

    Finally after a long beta phase the final version of DebugDiag 1.2 has been released. The Debug Diagnostic Tool (DebugDiag) is designed to assist in troubleshooting issues such as hangs, slow performance, memory leaks or fragmentation, and crashes in any user-mode process. The tool includes additional...
  • Blog Post: Wanna see a demo of WSS V3?

    There is a nice video up on Channel 9: http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=115383
  • Blog Post: Best Practice Whitepapers for MCMS 2002 and WSS

    Designing Your MCMS 2002 Solution for Reusability Summary: Use best-practice design recommendations for Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 applications and Web sites to help you create your site in a way that prepares it for future versions of MCMS technology. (8 printed pages) Best Practices...
  • Blog Post: Putting InfoPath online with AchieveForms, SharePoint and MCMS

    [via Business Web Software] InfoPath is a component of Microsoft Office that enables users to design and fill out electronic forms using the InfoPath client. InfoPath integrates with the other components of the Microsoft Office System and allows users to collect, process and share data within the...
  • Blog Post: Technet magazine - SharePoint

    [via Mark Harrison ] This month TechNet Magazine devotes an issue to SharePoint and everything that's new in the latest release. Here we introduce SharePoint Server 2007 and guide you through new features that make building a collaborative site better and easier than ever. An Overview of Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Client Certificate authentication and SharePoint 2010

    We just had a support case where a customer was trying to use Client Certificate authentication with SharePoint 2010. Client Certificate authentication was a supported authentication method in SharePoint 2007 but with SharePoint 2010 client certificate authentication it is not supported and there...
  • Blog Post: Picks of the week - 43/2011

    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...