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  • 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: 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: 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: Current service pack announcements Oct. 2011

    Hello, This is for your comfort, to inform and notify about the latest service pack announcements. Office 2007 and MOSS 2007 (Office SharePoint Server 2007): Now available! Office 2007 and MOSS 2007 Service Pack 3 (likely the final last) NOTE! -Although the SP3 will be deployed by automatic...
  • Blog Post: SP1 for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2

    For Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 the first service pack (SP1) will be released until end of February 2011. Download: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/gg635126.aspx What's included in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)? The SP1 for Windows 7 contains among others the MDOP package (Microsoft...
  • 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: 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 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: 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: June 2012 CU for MOSS/WSSv3

    As usual, here is the information of the bi-monthly cumulative update packages: WSSv3/Moss 2007: Important: this is a Post-SP3 hotfix. It is highly recommended to first install Service Pack 3 of WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 before installing February 2012 CU Install SP3 for WSS and MOSS and install...
  • Blog Post: August 2012 CU for MOSS/WSSv3

    with some delay now finally, WSSv3/Moss 2007: Important: this is a Post-SP3 hotfix. It is highly recommended to first install Service Pack 3 of WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 before installing February 2012 CU Install SP3 for WSS and MOSS and install also the according Language Packs if not yet happened. Install...
  • 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: April 2012 CU for MOSS/WSSv3

    As usual, here is the information of the bi-monthly cumulative update packages:   WSSv3/Moss 2007: Important: this is a Post-SP3 hotfix. It is highly recommended to first install Service Pack 3 of WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 before installing February 2012 CU Install SP3 for WSS and MOSS and install also...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: June 2013 CU for MOSS/WSSv3

    Since Tuesday, 12th of June, the bi-monthly cumulative updates are released for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (aka. MOSS 2007) and Windows SharePoint Services (aka. WSSv3). Please find below all relevant information: Important : this is a Post-SP3 hotfix. It is required to first install Service...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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: October 2012 CU for MOSS/WSSv3

    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 Important: this is a Post-SP3 hotfix. It is highly recommended to first install Service Pack 3...
  • 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...