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  • Blog Post: August 2014 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

    Note: Any CU's published later than June 2013 are Post SP2 updates! So SP2 is recommended to have before installing the CU. Read SharePoint 2010 SP2 for more information. -> Find previous Updates and SP's: SPS 2010 Build Numbers Cube Sheet Technical details about the SharePoint 2010 and Office...
  • Blog Post: August 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013

    Starting with the July 2014 CU, the release cycle is now every month rather than the Bi-monthly cycle. NOTE! All Updates for SharePoint 2013 requires either the March 2013 PU or SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 as mandatory baseline for all following CU’s ! You must install these updates on RTM Farms...
  • Blog Post: July 2014 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

    Note: Any CU's published later than June 2013 are Post SP2 updates! So SP2 is recommended to have before installing the CU. See also here for more information: http://blogs.technet.com/b/steve_chen/archive/2013/07/24/3586568.aspx The  June 2013 CU for SharePoint and Foundation is considered...
  • Blog Post: July 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013

    NOTE! All Updates for SharePoint 2013 requires either the March 2013 PU or SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 as mandatory baseline for all following CU’s ! You must install these updates on RTM Farms before you can install subsequent cumulative updates in the future! Starting with the July 2014 CU...
  • Blog Post: June 2014 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

    With some delay, here is the new 2014 CU release. Please find all info's below as usual. Note: Any CU's published later than June 2013 are Post SP2 updates! So SP2 is recommended to have before installing the CU. See also here for more information: http://blogs.technet.com/b/steve_chen/archive...
  • Blog Post: June 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013

    With some delay, here is the June 2014 CU Release for SharePoint 2013 Server, please find all info below. All packages except the CU package for SharePoint foundation are now available. The SharePoint foundation package will be available soon, if not already published. NOTE! All Updates for SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Whats up with April 2013 CU for SharePoint 2013?

    Currently the April 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 is NOT AVAILABLE/RELEASED yet. Only a few single fixes are already available and can be installed separately. So if you don’t have an urgent demand or need to install one of the listed fixes as a single one, please stay tuned and await the next...
  • Blog Post: April 2014 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

    Here is the new 2014 CU release of the Bi-monthly update cycle. Please find all info's below as usual. Note: Any CU's published later than June 2013 are Post SP2 updates! So SP2 is recommended to have before installing the CU. See also here for more information: http://blogs.technet.com/b/steve_chen...
  • Blog Post: Service Pack 1 for SharePoint and Office 2013

    SP1 is now available for SharePoint Server 2013, Project Server 2013, Project 2013, and SharePoint Designer 2013! Build number as seen in central admin after installation: 15.0.4569.1000 [2nd update, 2014-04-22] The updated version of Service Pack 1 has been released! Note that the KB articles...
  • Blog Post: February 2014 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

    Here is the new 2014 CU release of the Bi-monthly update cycle. Please find all info's below as usual. Note: Any CU's published later than June 2013 are Post SP2 updates! So SP2 is recommended to have before installing the CU. See also here for more information: http://blogs.technet.com/b...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 x64 with SharePoint issue

    I would like to announce the mitigation to an issue customers may see when they use Office 2010 64-bit with existing or new SharePoint installations . Please see the information below for more. Issue: Datasheet feature on SharePoint not available for customers who install the 64-bit version of Office...
  • 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: August 2011 CU for SPS2010 and Foundation

    The new August 2011 Cumulative updates for WSSv4 (MSF2010, aka Foundation) and SPS2010 Server has been released now with some delay but will be available yet: Note This is build 14.0.6109.5002 of the cumulative update package. SharePoint 2010/SharePoint Foundation: Note: August 2011 CU is a...
  • Blog Post: Worldwide Changes to Daylight Saving Time

    A recent notification pushed me to share it here with you as it might be useful and/or important for some customers: From the “Business productivity & Solutions team”: ”We recently posted on the Microsoft Corporate blog the impact and our efforts related to the end of daylight...
  • 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: October 2011 CU for MOSS/WSSv3

    After some problems and a bit delayed, we finally got the October 2011 cumulative update for MOSS and WSSv3 out Due to the problem with the Oct CU (it could not be installed on top of SP3 ) you may have found some download problems and/or KB articles are not available/revoked recently. If you have...
  • Blog Post: SP1 for WSS and MOSS retires april 2010

    Urgent message!!! as per our lifecycle policy, the Service Pack 1 for MOSS and WSS will retire in April 2010! So if you're currently still on SP1, please consider to update as soon as possible to at least SP2! Information about the lifecycle you can find here: http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/...
  • Blog Post: October 2012 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

    With some delay due to problems with the download links, although my colleagues, Stefan Gossner and Joerg Sinemus have been much faster, I still want to post here now as usual and for my loyalty subscribers Note: It is now mandatory to install first the Service pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 and Foundation...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint (WSS and MOSS) October cumulative update published!

    The October cumulative Update packages (former known as “Uber package”, now called “Full Server” package) are now available. Download and installation instruction: Install SP2 for WSS and MOSS and also the Service Packs for the Language Packs as applicable or not done so far. Install the full server...
  • Blog Post: February 2011 CU for SharePoint 2010

    *** <Status Update 2011-03-27> *** All Links are working now and the hotfixes will be available along the according KB articles. *** </Status Update> *** *** <Status Update 2011-03-23> *** We're still expiriencing some unknown problems with the SPS2010 Server package and also delayed...
  • Blog Post: User Profile Import from BDC fails on SharePoint Server 2010 with Event ID 6301

    Symptom You have a running User Profile synchronization Service, configured with an Active Directory connection and in addition a Business Data Catalog (BDC or also known as Business Connectivity Service - BCS). You have the User profiles from the Active Directory connection mapped to the Business...
  • Blog Post: February 2012 CU for MOSS/WSSv3 and SPS2010/Foundation

    Also delayed due to my workload and again in reference to my peers, Joerg Sinemus and Stefan Gossner, below the information of the bi-montlhy cumulative udpate packages: Quick Jump: WSSv3/Moss 2007 SPS 2010/Foundation WSSv3/Moss 2007: Important: this is a Post-SP3 hotfix. It...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint XML Webpart Error: Failed to apply XSLT to the content

    We noticed several cases where customers reported an Error on a SharePoint XML WebPart: "Failed to Apply XSLT to the content." or "unable to display this Web Part" In ULS logs you may find these errors like this: On SharePoint 2010: Error while executing web part: System...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Build Numbers (Cube Sheet)

    SharePoint 2010 Build Numbers Cube Sheet As many times used in our daily business, we’re used to ask for “Build number” rather than “Service Pack or Patch level”. Because of some confusion of the customers and for transparency I’ll provide here a list of the most...
  • 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...