Stefan Goßner

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

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  • 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: Sharepoint Webcasts and Samples

    [Via Andrew Connell ] Todd Bleeker has a bunch of SharePoint web casts and samples listed on his site. » The 60 Hive: Webcasts and Samples
  • Blog Post: WSS 2.0 and SPS 2003 Service Pack 3 have been released yesterday

    SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 3 Description of the Service Pack Download location of the service pack Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 Service Pack 3 Description of the Service Pack Download location of the service pack
  • Blog Post: What’s New in SharePoint Online - with the November 2011 Update

    The first update for SharePoint Online has been rolled out recently which introduced various different improvements in areas like: Business Connectivity Services External Sharing Enhanced Browser Support Recycle Bin Fixes to various different problem Read more about the changes...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SQL Server Report Pack for Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003

    The Microsoft SQL Server Report Pack for Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 is a set of 8 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services reports that work with a sample database of information extracted from a SharePoint Portal Server environment. This database can be populated from your own...
  • Blog Post: 2007 Office System Video: Windows SharePoint Services Platform

    Brief Description Microsoft Office System Developers Conference 2006 Download this series of developer-oriented videos to view conference breakout sessions that give you the comprehensive baseline needed Overview The Microsoft Office System Developers Conference 2006 featured more than 60 breakout...
  • Blog Post: WSS 2.0 Whitepaper: Creating Just-In-Time Business Solutions with WSS 2.0

    Brief Description This white paper is for IT professionals, business analysts, and sophisticated business users who are asked to quickly create and deploy customized business solutions for themselves or the clients they support. Overview What are the most common types of solutions that Windows...
  • Blog Post: Mike Fitzmaurice talks about supportable customizations for WSS and SPS

    Mike Fitzmaurice has provided a very nice explanation about the boundaries for Microsoft Support . A very good read - not only for WSS and SPS. Most stuff also applies to MCMS. Btw: Mike also has a nice article about direct database access for SPS/WSS . Very similar statements as outlined in my own...
  • Blog Post: Content Management Server and SharePoint

    [via Web Content Management in Office "12" ] By now many people have heard that the upcoming version of MCMS 2002 (which I’ll refer to as ‘CMS’ for the sake of this post) will be built entirely on the Windows SharePoint Services architecture (with SharePoint Portal integrating the new CMS publishing...
  • Blog Post: Common Problem: Your backup is from a different version of SharePoint

    In the last couple of years I received several cases related to problems when using "stsadm -o restore" or "Restore-SPSite" commands. The users received an error message similar to the following: Your backup is from a different version of Windows SharePoint Services and cannot be restored to a...
  • Blog Post: Portals Webcasts in January

    [Via Eileen Brown ] TechNet Webcast: Integrating Your SharePoint Technologies with Project Server 2003 (Level 200) Monday, January 16, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time Colin Spence, Consultant / Partner, Convergent Computing Michael Noel, Consultant, Convergent Computing Explore the integration...
  • Blog Post: Lawrence Liu's "Top 10" features in Office 12

    Now after Arpan posted his Top 10 favorite features for next version of SharePoint and MCMS Lawrence Liu has posted his favorite list: A "Global" Template that is applied/provisioned before any other template, and a Feature Framework that provides modularity for “additive” templates OOB document...
  • 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: New Web casts addressing CMS and SPS

    Session Title Description Date Content and Process Fusion with Content Management Server and SharePoint Portal Server http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=22984 In this webcast Teamplate will provide a live demo on their Teamplate for .NET application for designing...
  • Blog Post: Dealing with Memory Pressure problems in MOSS/WSS

    In the last couple of weeks I have seen several issues related to memory pressure situations in MOSS or WSS application pools so I think it is a good idea to discuss some aspects of this type of problem in a separate article. What is a memory pressure situation? First of all: what do we understand...
  • 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: WSS SP2 is now available

    [Via Andrew Connell ] WSS SP2 is now available: MSFT WSS SP2 Aside from a hotfix rollup, the following features/capabilities that are provided by WSS SP2: Reverse Proxy and Alternate URL support IP Bound virtual servers SQL Server 2005 ASP.NET 2.0 Some additional links: ...