Steve Chen [MSFT] Sr. Support Escalation Engineer

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  • 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: SharePoint (WSS and MOSS) October cumulative update published!

    The October cumulative Update packages (former known as “Uber package”, now called “Full Server” package) are now available. Download and installation instruction: Install SP2 for WSS and MOSS and also the Service Packs for the Language Packs as applicable or not done so far. Install the full server...
  • 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: SharePoint 2010 Public Beta to RTM Upgrade

    Besides my running SharePoint 2010 Resource Guide series , today I want to post here some very important information around this topic! I recently noticed several requests on “Upgrades and Supportability from public Beta 2010 to RTM”. Therefore I may share this Information again and post it here for...
  • Blog Post: Support for WSSv3 SP1 retires July 2010

    Support for SP1 will retire on 13th July 2010! There has been some misunderstanding about the date as previous SP’s usually retire +12 months after the last (SP2) which would have meant 24th April 2010 – latest information suggests that this is incorrect and the revised July 13th 2010 date is the correct...
  • Blog Post: Builds and Updates MOSS/WSS

    This is the new continued page about all recently published cumulative updates, service packs and related info all around MOSS 2007 and WSSv3 since SP3. For any older MOSS/WSSv3 build numbers and/or update information, please check the previous page! find a similar list here For SharePoint 2010...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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: Build Numbers (Cube Sheet) for MOSS/WSS

    **** NOTE! This page will be no longer maintained or updated! Please see the new, continued page **** **** All recent updates and information since Service Pack 3 and later are now posted here! **** 2012-03-14 As many times in our daily business, we’re used to ask for “Build number”...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint August cumulative updates are now complete!

    Update 2009-09-14   From an earlier Blog post of my colleague, Joerg Sinemus he posted about the known issue regarding the WSS August cumulative update : "issue with Reattaching content database by stsadm –addcontentdb ….. Result: Recommended way is use WSS August CU on WSS-Only Environments...
  • Blog Post: All about updating WSSv3 and MOSS2007

    As repeatedly asked and apparently still confusing the IT folks, I'll post some information's and what to consider how, during and while updating WSSv3 and MOSS 2007. Support Life Cycle: As already announced you should be aware of the retirement of SP1 for WSSv3 which also affects MOSS as it...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to SharePoint 2010

    Actually there is no direct path to upgrade/migrate from SPS 2003 to SPS 2010. Unfortunately you must go via the WSSv3/MOSS 2007 stage! For customers running prior versions of SharePoint, including Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 and SharePoint Portal Server 2003, this means that you must first upgrade...