Steve Chen [MSFT] Sr. Support Escalation Engineer

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  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 - May 2015 CU

    Note! Since July 2014, the release cycle is now every month! Any CU's published later than June 2013 are Post SP2 updates! To install this hotfix package, you must have Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed and if installed Language Packs exists, all its respective Service...
  • Blog Post: December 2014 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

    Note! Since July 2014, the release cycle is now every month! Any CU's published later than June 2013 are Post SP2 updates! To install this hotfix package, you must have Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed and if installed Language Packs exists, all its respective Service...
  • Blog Post: August 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. Read SharePoint 2010 SP2 for more information. -> Find previous Updates and SP's: SPS 2010 Build Numbers Cube Sheet Technical details about the SharePoint 2010 and...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: User Profile Sync does not work when Central Admin page runs on SSL

    We had an issue with Running Central Administration over SSL as already posted by Spencer. Good News! There is a fix in work and is in planning for the October CU! ( KB 2394320 ) What is the issue?: When you have changed your Central Administration (CA) to listen on Port 443 / SSL and you have...
  • 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 - Event ID 22, 234 and multiple ForeFront certificates

    From a recent support incident, I stumbled over an interesting thing… Consider the following: Your User profile service application and the Profile import and Sync is working like a charm but for some reason, we get bulks of Event warnings in the application log… so we dived into it...
  • 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: Kerberos Authentication and SharePoint

    Today a very good whitepaper has been published on " Configuring Kerberos Authentication for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products ". It contains specifics for SQL Reporting Services (SSRS 2008 R2) and step-by-step instructions on how to setup kerberos for this It also applies partially to MOSS...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: poor performance on people picker search in SPS2010

    Today, I’d like to post about a behavior in SharePoint that has a dramatically impact on performance! Consider this scenario: You go to the people picker to search for let’s say: “User42”. You wait for about more than 3.5 min. until the results are displayed. You’d...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Runtime Exception when edit items in pending for approval

    Recently I came across with a customer’s incident that is running a “custom workflow” that finally creates a List-Event (item update, asynchronous). Unfortunately we could not repro the issue but while troubleshooting and research, I found another interesting “Issue” in...
  • 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: ARCast.TV - Building an Integrated Office Solution Using Word, OpenXML and SharePoint 2010

    ARCast.TV - Building an Integrated Office Solution Using Word, OpenXML and SharePoint 2010 At TechEd 2010, Jawa Buddhavarapu and Murali Bala shared with Zhiming Xue “Dr. Z” their experience of building an integrated Office solution at Westat using Microsoft Word, OpenXML and SharePoint 2010. Check out...