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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: December 2013 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

    Here is the December 2013 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...
  • Blog Post: June 2011 CU for SharePoint 2010 and MOSS 2007 released

    The June 2011 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 Server product family have been published now. MOSS/WSS: 2544399 The full server package for WSS http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2544399 2544398 The full server package for MOSS http://support...
  • Blog Post: December 2011 CU for MOSS/WSSv3 and SPS2010/Foundation

    Here is the delayed post about the bi-monthly cumulative updates as usual. Due to some lack of time, I'm referring to the posts of my colleagues, Joerg Sinemus and Stefan Gossner to this topic. Just for your convenience, I'll copy over the most important parts and adding some of my standard comments...
  • Blog Post: Delete the user property SPS-Local in SharePoint 2010 breaks the My Profile page

    Today I’ll notify you about an issue I recently discovered when you delete the user property SPS-Local (Office location) in SharePoint 2010 which breaks then the My Profile page! Action: You have User profile service application provisioned and a running user profile import connection. The My...
  • 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: Service Pack 1 for SharePoint and Office 2010

    On TechEd Atlanta the SharePoint and Office 2010 Service pack 1 have been announced! *** Update 2011-07-29 *** Since today, SP1 is now available for Download! Please find more details and Information on the official blog post of the "Office sustained Engineering" Note! For SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Service Pack 2 for SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010

    Good news! SharePoint and Office 2010 Service pack 2 are now available! The SP2 release improves the compatibility of the Office and SharePoint 2010 products with Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, Office 2013, and SharePoint 2013. It also addresses security, stability, and performance and contains...
  • Blog Post: October 2011 CU for SPS2010 and Foundation

    As usual, the bi-monthly cumulative updates are published now. Note: It is recommended to install first the Service pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 and Foundation. Consider the dependencies with already installed Language Packs and maybe having Office Web APPs as well! Please see the related information here...
  • Blog Post: September 2013 PU - KB 2884129

    On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, Microsoft released the following security and nonsecurity updates for Office. These updates are also related to the SharePoint versions 2010, 2013 and SharePoint Services 2.0 and 3.0, MOSS 2007. Please find here the full Description of the Office updates: September...
  • Blog Post: April 2011 CU for MOSS and SharePoint 2010 published

    The April 2011 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2007 and 2010 product family have been published now. As usual, the according KB articles and Links are not ready right away, so please expect some delay. Once published, they will be found finally here: MOSS/WSS: Descriptions of the Update...
  • Blog Post: October CU SharePoint Server 2010

    *** <Update 2010-11-18> *** The Server-Packages that fix the regression discovered in the October CU will be now available! **** Update: the regression is Fixed and packages are republished now **** ( http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blog/Pages/BlogPost.aspx?pID=957 ) If you have applied the...