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Steve Chen [MSFT] Sr. Support Escalation Engineer
End of Support for Office XP Products
Effective with the 11 th of July 2011 , Office XP Extended support will retire worldwide. What does that mean? The end of support means that we will no longer provide public fixes for the Office XP release. Automatic Updates that ship on “Patch Tuesday” will be discontinued. There will...
1 Jul 2011
End of Support Lifecycle for Windows XP SP2/2000
As already published in several blog postings all over the web since December 2009, still some customers are asking for the Microsoft Support Lifecycle of WIndows XP SP2 and Windows 2000. To post again the information about this topic and to remind customers to plan upgrade/migration considerations from...
27 Jan 2010
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 –...
7 Jan 2010
SharePoint 2010 free online conference - Bits from the Edge
There is a new announcement for the February 18th 2010 Development - Bits from the edge in a virtual conference! The SharePoint 2010 Development offers a virtual online conference with everything that an in-person, peer-to-peer-to-expert event offers (vConference is provided by the "SharePoint Pro...
25 Jan 2010
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...
13 Jan 2010
2010 RTM Announcement
Hello all, as long awaited, here is now the announcement of the 2010 RTM (Release to Manufacturing). We are also moving into this release with great momentum in the marketplace. Customers worldwide are very excited about these products, and thanks to an extensive beta program they have contributed...
27 Apr 2010
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...
10 Feb 2010
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 relevant Build numbers and its related KB...
29 Sep 2010
Support for WSSv3 SP1 retires July 2010
Support for SP1 will retire on 13th July 2010! There has been some misunderstanding about the date as previous SP’s usually retire +12 months after the last (SP2) which would have meant 24th April 2010 – latest information suggests that this is incorrect and the revised July 13th 2010 date is the correct...
30 Mar 2010
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...
13 Oct 2010
Office 2003 RMS Issue
We recently noticed that there might be an issue with Office 2003 and RMS. this issue is fixed in-between and here are the information: Symptom : Starting on December 11, 2009, customers using Office 2003 will not be able to open Office 2003 documents protected with the Rights Management Services (RMS...
15 Dec 2009
Alerts in SharePoint Part II (Troubleshooting MOSS/WSS)
Related posts in this series: Troubleshooting MOSS Alerts in SharePoint (Troubleshooting MOSS/WSS) Alerts in SharePoint Part II (Troubleshooting MOSS/WSS) - This post Alerts in SharePoint 2010 (Troubleshooting) I recently had a case with alerts and the "Issue: Not getting Alerts on new uploaded...
27 Apr 2010
Now its official! SharePoint 2010 and the new features!
*** Update 2009-11-18 ***** The public beta is now published. Please see my post on “SharePoint Server 2010 announcement” *** Update 2009-11-10 ***** published since 10/19/2009: SharePoint 2010: Professional Developer Evaluation Guide and Walkthroughs for download! Brief Description: The SharePoint...
20 Oct 2009
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Preview is out!
Related posts: - This Post - almost RTM - Search Service Issue - Sharepoint RTM - Setup and Install Today, I’m proud to let you know some of the great news! This year, Microsoft is going to launch a lot of amazing products! So the first previews of...
18 Jul 2012
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...
8 Jan 2010
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...
28 Jan 2010
Announcing: Microsoft Security Essentials available FREE to Small Businesses in October!
25 Sep 2010
SP2 for MOSS/WSS, Trial issue, August CU -What is the final status?
Hi folks, ok, I know it has been posted already many times but still I'm receiving questions from customers "what is now the current status about the update story?" Well, I'll try to light it up a little bit and may collect all information about it by now ;-) Let's start with the Service...
14 Oct 2009
SharePoint Server 2010 Beta
Beta announcement: As previously posted on "Now it's Official" I’ll proudly present t he official news of the day: Today, Microsoft is releasing the public beta of Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, Visio 2010, Project 2010 and Office Web Apps for business customers. Millions of people can...
18 Nov 2009
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...
13 Jan 2010
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...
24 Feb 2010
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...
10 Feb 2010
SharePoint August cumulative updates are now complete!
Update 2009-09-14 From an earlier Blog post of my colleague, Joerg Sinemus he posted about the known issue regarding the WSS August cumulative update : "issue with Reattaching content database by stsadm –addcontentdb ….. Result: Recommended way is use WSS August CU on WSS-Only Environments...
10 Sep 2009
Alerts in SharePoint (Troubleshooting MOSS/WSS)
This is the first post about “ troubleshooting MOSS/WSS ” on a series, defined by topics and Issues. Other related posts following this series has been published here: " Alerts in SharePoint Part II (Troubleshooting MOSS/WSS)" " Alerts in SharePoint 2010 (Troubleshooting)" (applies...
23 Nov 2009
Direct access vs. VPN connection
Today, I want to share some very nice feature with you ;-) The end of the area that VPN's are the only way to connect to your corporate network! Short Introduction: When you are traveling a lot due to business reasons you might be one of the "lucky folks" that are blessed to have a "VPN access...
3 Feb 2010
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