Steve Chen [MSFT] Sr. Support Escalation Engineer

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  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 new database limitations and RBS

    Since 8th of july 2011, the product group has published a new post regarding changes on database size limitations and guidance. The most interesting key points out of the above mentioned post are as follows: For a SharePoint content database up to 200 GB   there are no special requirements and this...
  • Blog Post: Configure Forms Based Authentication (FBA) with SharePoint 2010

    Taken From http://blogs.technet.com/b/mahesm/ SharePoint 2010 supports FBA, Like WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007. It's a feature of ASP .Net which we use with SharePoint. SharePoint 2010 you can create web applications using Classic Based Authentication or Claims based Authentication. However, FBA can only be...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 – Resource guide

    from the early experiences with the SharePoint 2010 beta and RTM, I’ll post here a list of articles, links and resources all around SPS 2010 from the beginning ;-) Have fun! Table of Content (TOC) on SharePoint 2010 Beta and RTM resource guides – Preliminary Setup requirements –...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Pre-Install Download Links

    As described in my post on SharePoint 2010 – Setup requirements , while PSConfig Wizard is running, additional software components are required. For environments where Servers are not connected to internet for security reasons this makes it a bit difficult but I’ll provide the links for download them...
  • Blog Post: User Profile Sync - SharePoint 2010

    Since RTM Release, we had lot’s of cases regarding problems with “user profile synchronization service” in SharePoint 2010 RTM. There is already many stuff out there about it and some of them are very good, some others are not so good. I completely revised (more revoked) my post to...
  • Blog Post: Install SPS2010 on Server 2008 R2 and SQL2008 R2

    To continue the SharePoint 2010 Resource Guide series, I'll post her just in short to this topic. The reason is, that I have found a very good Blog with detailed description on Install, Setup and configuring the SharePoint 2010 Beta on a Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 R2 environment. Due...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting User Profile Sync Issues on SharePoint 2010

    As a follow up to my previous post on " User Profile Sync - SharePoint 2010 ", I'll wrap up with some very good links and other currently known issues we discovered with User profile sync stuff in SharePoint 2010. If you have not started to setup and configure the User profile Service at all, don...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 – Setup requirements

    Preliminary soft- and hardware requirements and prerequisites for SharePoint 2010 beta installation. ***Update 2010-03-31*** We've seen some confusion in the newsgroups and elsewhere on the versions and editions of Windows that SharePoint 2010 will run on. This post is meant to clarify some of...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 virtual machines for evaluation

    Hello all, the latest news I would like to share for all IT-Pro's out there is the availability of a complete virtual machine (VHD) for Hyper-V we published! This is a very handy setup for a quick overview on SharePoint 2010 and how it works. Not only for demonstration but also for testing and...
  • Blog Post: SPS 2010 Public Beta Install and Setup Notes

    Ok, all in one, these are the order of steps to be done when you want to install and start successfully the Public beta of SharePoint 2010! Read " Determine Hardware and Software requirements " Check the preliminary requirements for software and patches as described here: SPS 2010 Setup Requirements...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2007 and Office integration

    In 2007 there was published a white paper for Office integration and SharePoint Server 2007 . This white paper describes how different versions of Microsoft Office programs work together with the 2003 and 2007 versions of SharePoint Products and Technologies. A downloadable version (*.Doc) is also available...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletin MS10-039

    A new security update for SharePoint (WSSv3 / MOSS2007) got released: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-039 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft SharePoint Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2028554) See also KB979445 -> MS10-039: Description of the security update for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server...
  • Blog Post: Latest news on WSSv4 anD SharePoint 2010

    Today, I noticed some other blogs and posts announcing some news around Windows SharePoint Services 4.0 (which is now SharePoint Foundation 2010) and SharePoint Server 2010. My colleague, Stefan Goßner, Escalation Engineer for SharePoint (WSS, SPS, MOSS) and MCMS , has announced in his blog post “ First...
  • Blog Post: All about updating WSSv3 and MOSS2007

    As repeatedly asked and apparently still confusing the IT folks, I'll post some information's and what to consider how, during and while updating WSSv3 and MOSS 2007. Support Life Cycle: As already announced you should be aware of the retirement of SP1 for WSSv3 which also affects MOSS as it...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to SharePoint 2010

    Actually there is no direct path to upgrade/migrate from SPS 2003 to SPS 2010. Unfortunately you must go via the WSSv3/MOSS 2007 stage! For customers running prior versions of SharePoint, including Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 and SharePoint Portal Server 2003, this means that you must first upgrade...