Steve Chen [MSFT] Sr. Support Escalation Engineer

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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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 Supportability flash July 2012

    This is just a short summary of some supportability news, notes and remainders related to SharePoint.   Support Lifecycle Reminder for SharePoint 2010 RTM Starting July 10, 2012 , mainstream support will end for SharePoint 2010 RTM. This means that customers should attempt to be at least at SP1...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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 Supportability flash May 2012

    This is just a summary of some supportability news and flashes related to SharePoint, as recent as per May 2012.   Updated Browser Support Matrix Until this month, the Plan Browser Support matrix document on TechNet was a common edit point for TechNet writers because of the constantly changing browser...
  • 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: Office 2003/2007 Integration and Forms based authentication (FBA) with SharePoint (MOSS)

    Some time ago, a customer requested a clear statement from Microsoft Support regarding “Office integration with FBA (forms based authentication) and MOSS (SharePoint Server 2007)” PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: ==================== On a Document Library in SharePoint 2007, "versioning and check...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit V1

    Since July 16, 2010 we have released the first version of the SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit. In this toolkit we’ve included a couple of tools that were shipped releases and are now adapted to SharePoint 2010, along with two new tools. User Profile Replication Engine 2010 (UPRE2010): this tool...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Administration Toolkit v4 for MOSS 2007

    The Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog has recently announced the SharePoint Administration Toolkit v4 for MOSS/WSS ( Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services version 3.0. ) *** <Update> *** There was an issue with the originally posted download regarding the Batch Site Manager...