Steve Chen [MSFT] Sr. Support Escalation Engineer

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  • 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: 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...