Steve Chen [MSFT] Sr. Support Escalation Engineer

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Steve Chen [MSFT] Sr. Support Escalation Engineer

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • August 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013

    Starting with the July 2014 CU, the release cycle is now every month rather than the Bi-monthly cycle. NOTE! All Updates for SharePoint 2013 requires either the March 2013 PU or SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 as mandatory baseline for all following CU’s...
  • 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...
  • July 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013

    NOTE! All Updates for SharePoint 2013 requires either the March 2013 PU or SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 as mandatory baseline for all following CU’s ! You must install these updates on RTM Farms before you can install subsequent cumulative updates...
  • 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...
  • June 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013

    With some delay, here is the June 2014 CU Release for SharePoint 2013 Server, please find all info below. All packages except the CU package for SharePoint foundation are now available. The SharePoint foundation package will be available soon, if not...
  • Whats up with April 2013 CU for SharePoint 2013?

    Currently the April 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 is NOT AVAILABLE/RELEASED yet. Only a few single fixes are already available and can be installed separately. So if you don’t have an urgent demand or need to install one of the listed fixes...
  • 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...
  • Random News Flash March 2014

    A random summary of news, Announcements and other interesting stuff Good bye, Windows XP! As already many times posted and announced, the Support for Windows XP will end on April 8, 2014! If you still haven't migrated yet to windows 7 or higher, then ...
  • Service Pack 1 for SharePoint and Office 2013

    SP1 is now available for SharePoint Server 2013, Project Server 2013, Project 2013, and SharePoint Designer 2013! Build number as seen in central admin after installation: 15.0.4569.1000 [2nd update, 2014-04-22] The updated version of Service...
  • 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...
  • 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 (...
  • December 2013 CU for SharePoint 2013

    As usual, here is the Bi-monthly CU Release. please find all info below. Some links or updates may not be available right now, so please stay tuned, they’ll come up soon, thnx. NOTE! the March 2013 PU will be mandatory for all following CU’s...
  • 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...
  • October 2013 CU for SharePoint 2013

    As usual, here is the October 2013 CU release. please find all info below. Some links or partly updates may not be availbale right ahead, so please expect delays in availability, thnx. NOTE! In order to install future updates, the March 2013 PU will...
  • 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...
  • August 2013 CU for SharePoint 2013

    Due to high work load, I'm again a bit delayed. Please apologize… As usual, here is the August 2013 CU release. please find all info below. NOTE! In order to install future updates, the March 2013 PU will be mandatory! So you must install...
  • 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...
  • Random News Flash August 2013

    Here is a random summary of some news, Announcements and other interesting stuff. I'll try to send out "randomly" some more News flashes as they come up Windows 8.1 Microsoft has started releasing Windows 8.1 and Windows RT...
  • SharePoint XML Webpart Error: Failed to apply XSLT to the content

    We noticed several cases where customers reported an Error on a SharePoint XML WebPart: "Failed to Apply XSLT to the content." or "unable to display this Web Part" In ULS logs you may find these errors like this: On SharePoint...
  • 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...
  • June 2013 CU for SharePoint 2013

    NOTE! In order to install future updates, the March 2013 PU will be mandatory! So you must install these updates on RTM Farms before you can install subsequent updates in the future! - Click here for Download March PU 2013! For servers that include search...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • SharePoint 2013 - Problem with Search topology…

    Recently I came across an issue with the Search Service after a topology change. Scenario: You have SharePoint 2013 RTM with Search Service application Service installed and configured on a multi server farm. You then decided to add a new server to the...
  • SharePoint 2013 April CU published

    So with some delay, the first cumulative update package for SharePoint 2013 Server was recently released Even though the SharePoint 2013 Foundation CU were available already from 9th of April, you might have awaited the Server packages and/or Project...
  • SharePoint 2013 Build Numbers and CU's

    Following my tradition in presenting a summarized "Build Numbers Cube Sheet" as I did so before, I'll try to make it this time for SharePoint 2013 as well Jump List: Current table with all Build Numbers! SharePoint Designer Updates...
  • SharePoint 2013 March PU available

    Well, we were familiar from SharePoint 2010 and MOSS 2007 the bi-monthly "cumulative updates" and some of you probably just wondered when the first "CU" will become ready for SP 2013… So the good news is: A few days ago,...
  • 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...
  • SharePoint 2010 Server stops working after installing KB 2756920

    I just noticed an issue with Windows Server 2008 R2 (RTM) / Windows 7 (RTM) where SharePoint Server 2010 is installed! Seems that it is caused by a recent Security Update, described in " MS13-004: Description of the security update for the .NET Framework...
  • SharePoint 2013 RTM Setup and Install

    Time to post a bit about SharePoint 2013 Since the RTM bits were already available from MSDN/TechNet download for subscribers, the first view of you may have already played around with it. For general availability, there is currently no published date...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • SharePoint 2013 is almost RTM

    A few days ago, Kirk Koenigsbauer announced on the Office.com news blog that the "New Office Reaches RTM!" Since the published "SharePoint Server 2013 Preview" went out in July 2012, many folks already downloaded and played around with the new SharePoint...
  • 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...
  • Search Service Application Issue with SharePoint 2013 preview build

    While playing around with the beta preview builds, a problem with the search service application was discovered and here is a description and fix for it: Applies to "SharePoint 2013 PREVIEW build" Problem Description: Search Topology...
  • 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...
  • August 2012 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

    With some delay here now as usual, 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...
  • 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...
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Preview is out!

    Related posts: - This Post - almost RTM - Search Service Issue - Sharepoint RTM - Setup and Install Today, I’m proud to let you know some of the great news! This year, Microsoft is going to launch...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • SharePoint Supportability flash May 2012

    This is just a summary of some supportability news and flashes related to SharePoint, as recent as per May 2012.   Updated Browser Support Matrix Until this month, the Plan Browser Support matrix document on TechNet was a common edit point for TechNet...
  • April 2012 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

    SPS 2010/Foundation (WSSv4): 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ‘Limited access’ and default permission levels vs. lockdown mode (SharePoint 2010)

    From a recent case, we were facing the following scenario: Pre-Requ’s: SPS 2010 Server with SP1 and August 11 CU, OS: Server 2008 R2, all engl. and of course 64-bit .   REPRO STEPS: --------------------- 1). Create a new site and a document library...