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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: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-001 impacts SharePoint

    Yesterday, the “ Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-001 ” has been published. It contains among others also security updates for SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013. Security Update for Microsoft SharePoint Enterprise Server 2013 ( KB2837625 ) 64-Bit Edition Security Update for...
  • 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: SP2010 - Site Membership displayed on MySite is out of sync

    Some time ago, I worked on a case, where the membership displayed on the MySite ran out of sync. ISSUE On My Site page ( …/MyMemberships.aspx…) we usually see the memberships to sites the user is a member of (see figure below): For some reason, we still have memberships for...
  • 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: 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: 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: SP2010 - Reset User Profile synchronization

    Sometimes the User Profile Synchronization service may not start properly, stucks in starting mode or simply remains in a "stale" state. Also it may happen, when you have used a PowerShell Script but with some missing or incorrect settings, which then will cause the sync service to fail as well. So...
  • 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: Free Microsoft eBooks

    [Update 2013-07-01] New eBooks for SharePoint 2013: Downloadable eBook: Explore SharePoint 2013 Downloadable eBook: Deployment guide for SharePoint 2013 Test Lab Guide: eBook for SharePoint Server 2013 Intranet and Team Sites An awesome collection of a Large collection of Free Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Alerts in SharePoint 2010 (Troubleshooting)

    Since I blogged the first two posts a while ago regarding " Alerts in SharePoint (Troubleshooting MOSS/WSS) " and " Alerts in SharePoint Part II (Troubleshooting MOSS/WSS) " I thought, it's time to continue this series with some updates and news So first of all, most of...
  • 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: 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 2012 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

    SPS 2010/Foundation (WSSv4): Note: It is now mandatory to install first the Service pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 and Foundation + June 2011 CU if not yet done! Consider the dependencies with already installed Language Packs and maybe having Office Web APPs as well! Please see the related information...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Server stops working after installing KB 2756920

    I just noticed an issue with Windows Server 2008 R2 (RTM) / Windows 7 (RTM) where SharePoint Server 2010 is installed! Seems that it is caused by a recent Security Update, described in " MS13-004: Description of the security update for the .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008...
  • Blog Post: August 2013 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

    ….delayed again due to really high worklaod so sorry for that… Here is the August 2013 CU release of the Bi-monthly update cycle. Please fin all info's below as usual. Note: New baseline and mandatory for any CU's published later than June 2013 are the released Service packs. You...
  • Blog Post: June 2013 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

    SInce last tuesday, 12th of June 2013 the bi-monthly cumulative updates are released for SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Foundation (aka WSSv5). 2013-07-11 -> <UPDATE>!! After the initial release of the previous announced June 2013 CU's for SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010, an unexpected...
  • Blog Post: April 2012 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

    SPS 2010/Foundation (WSSv4): 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: http://blogs.technet.com/b...
  • Blog Post: August 2012 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

    With some delay here now as usual, SPS 2010/Foundation (WSSv4):    Note: It is now mandatory to install first the Service pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 and Foundation + June 2011 CU if not yet done! Consider the dependencies with already installed Language Packs and maybe having Office Web APPs...
  • Blog Post: ‘Limited access’ and default permission levels vs. lockdown mode (SharePoint 2010)

    From a recent case, we were facing the following scenario: Pre-Requ’s: SPS 2010 Server with SP1 and August 11 CU, OS: Server 2008 R2, all engl. and of course 64-bit .   REPRO STEPS: --------------------- 1). Create a new site and a document library with the “publishing site template” 2). Upload...
  • 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: SharePoint celebrates birthday

    “This week is the 10th anniversary of the first release of SharePoint Portal and Team Services. As I was digging through my closet to find the first SharePoint T-Shirt to wear to work, I reflected on how timely it was to both look back at the progress as well as look forward to the next chapter where...