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  • 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 Office...
  • 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: 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: First Updates for SharePoint 2010 released

    After a couple of weeks delay the June CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released last night. Unfortunately this time we don't deliver the updates as "Uber", CU or "Server"-Package! So if needed, you may download and install each fix one-by-one. Below you'll find a list of the KB's...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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: 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 2007 and Office integration

    In 2007 there was published a white paper for Office integration and SharePoint Server 2007 . This white paper describes how different versions of Microsoft Office programs work together with the 2003 and 2007 versions of SharePoint Products and Technologies. A downloadable version (*.Doc) is also available...
  • Blog Post: Move-SPProfileManagedMetadataProperty : UPDATE failed because the following SET options have incorrect settings: 'QUOTED_IDENTIFIER'

    it is some time ago, I was working on a case with a problem on using the Move-SPProfileManagedMetadataProperty cmdlet. As per TechNet: “Perform post-upgrade steps for an in-place upgrade (SharePoint Server 2010)” - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262889.aspx <excerpts>...
  • 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: 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: SPS2010: publishing on Content type Hub throws error "No valid proxy can be found to do this operation"

    From a recent case, we found a lack documented “Issue” you may run into while setting up and configuring a content type hub or trying to publish content types. Scenario: You have a site dedicated to be your Content type HUB (how to do that, check the “ Repro-Steps” section...
  • Blog Post: Create Profile Sync connection with Powershell

    Yesterday, a good fellow (Zsolt Illes) notified me about the new cmdlets, introduced by SharePoint 2010 SP1 and that this information is available and published on Spencer Harbar’s blog with more details. Here’s just a short “cut out” for your convenience, by courtesy of Zsolt...
  • 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: Problem after installing August CU for SharePoint 2010

    After you have installed the hotfix package 2352342 or 2281364 in SharePoint Server 2010, the Event ID 3 Error is logged. We observed, that after applying the august CU the following error shows up in bulks in the event application log of the server the User Profile Synchronization service is running...
  • 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...