Steve Chen [MSFT] Sr. Support Escalation Engineer

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  • 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: Office 2010 x64 with SharePoint issue

    I would like to announce the mitigation to an issue customers may see when they use Office 2010 64-bit with existing or new SharePoint installations . Please see the information below for more. Issue: Datasheet feature on SharePoint not available for customers who install the 64-bit version of Office...
  • Blog Post: WSS and MOSS 2007 Feb.Update 2010 available

    Hello all, since yesterday night, the new cumulative updates (Uber packages) for WSSv3 and MOSS 2007 are published and available! Please see here for more info: (the KB's might be currently not published but will be soon available as well) WSS: 978396 The full server package for WSS http://support.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: October 2011 CU for MOSS/WSSv3

    After some problems and a bit delayed, we finally got the October 2011 cumulative update for MOSS and WSSv3 out Due to the problem with the Oct CU (it could not be installed on top of SP3 ) you may have found some download problems and/or KB articles are not available/revoked recently. If you have...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: December 2013 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

    Here is the December 2013 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...
  • 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: Alerts in SharePoint Part II (Troubleshooting MOSS/WSS)

    Related posts in this series: Troubleshooting MOSS Alerts in SharePoint (Troubleshooting MOSS/WSS) Alerts in SharePoint Part II (Troubleshooting MOSS/WSS) - This post Alerts in SharePoint 2010 (Troubleshooting) I recently had a case with alerts and the "Issue: Not getting Alerts on new uploaded...
  • 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: 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: August 2011 CU for MOSS 2007 and WSSv3

    The new August Cumulative update for WSSv3 and MOSS has been released and will be available now: WSS: KB 2553022 Description Full server package download for WSS MOSS: KB 2553022 Description Full server package download for MOSS Further information: Install SP2 for WSS and MOSS SP2 and Language Packs...
  • 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: WSS and MOSS April CU 2010 Update packages

    Hello all, today I’ll be on early posting with the announcement of the upcoming cumulative update packages for WSSv3 and MOSS 2007. The procedure will be as usual. Please see for details my post All about updating MOSS and consider also the installed language packs and its latest service...
  • 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: SP2 for MOSS/WSS, Trial issue, August CU -What is the final status?

    Hi folks, ok, I know it has been posted already many times but still I'm receiving questions from customers "what is now the current status about the update story?" Well, I'll try to light it up a little bit and may collect all information about it by now ;-)  Let's start with the Service...
  • 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: June 2013 CU for MOSS/WSSv3

    Since Tuesday, 12th of June, the bi-monthly cumulative updates are released for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (aka. MOSS 2007) and Windows SharePoint Services (aka. WSSv3). Please find below all relevant information: Important : this is a Post-SP3 hotfix. It is required to first install Service...
  • Blog Post: WSSv3 and MOSS June CU published

    Hello together, as usual, the Kudos are going to Joergsi ;-) The June cumulative update packages are available. NOTE!!   This update makes the security patch ( MS10-039 or KB 983444 ) from June obsolete!             Please see also my other...