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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: 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: February 2011 CU for SharePoint 2010

    *** <Status Update 2011-03-27> *** All Links are working now and the hotfixes will be available along the according KB articles. *** </Status Update> *** *** <Status Update 2011-03-23> *** We're still expiriencing some unknown problems with the SPS2010 Server package and also delayed...
  • Blog Post: 2010 RTM Announcement

    Hello all, as long awaited, here is now the announcement of the 2010 RTM (Release to Manufacturing). We are also moving into this release with great momentum in the marketplace. Customers worldwide are very excited about these products, and thanks to an extensive beta program they have contributed...
  • 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: End of Support for Office XP Products

    Effective with the 11 th of July 2011 , Office XP Extended support will retire worldwide. What does that mean? The end of support means that we will no longer provide public fixes for the Office XP release. Automatic Updates that ship on “Patch Tuesday” will be discontinued. There will...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: End of Support Lifecycle for Windows XP SP2/2000

    As already published in several blog postings all over the web since December 2009, still some customers are asking for the Microsoft Support Lifecycle of WIndows XP SP2 and Windows 2000. To post again the information about this topic and to remind customers to plan upgrade/migration considerations from...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 new database limitations and RBS

    Since 8th of july 2011, the product group has published a new post regarding changes on database size limitations and guidance. The most interesting key points out of the above mentioned post are as follows: For a SharePoint content database up to 200 GB   there are no special requirements and this...
  • Blog Post: October CU SharePoint Server 2007(MOSS) and WSSv3

    Hi all, at the right time as expected, the new October 2010 cumulative updates are now available! Please note, that the according KB articles might be not online yet but will coming soon too.   MOSS 2007/ WSSv3  October CU (Build 12.0.6548.5000): Articles: MOSS:    KB 2412267 ...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: End of Support LifeCycle

    The Support lifecycles for our products are limited. An important date here for us is set for mid-July: Microsoft will be ending the support for the Client Operating Systems Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP SP2 as well as for the Server Operating Systems Windows 2000 Server entirely on 13 th...