News

SharePoint Technologies

December 2012 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released

The product group released the December 2012 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. Be aware that the December Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 is a Post-SP1 hotfix. That means that you should ensure that SP1 is installed before the December CU.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2012/12/27/december-2012-cu-for-sharepoint-2010-has-been-released.aspx

December 2012 CU for SharePoint 2007 has been released

The product group released the December 2012 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2007 product family.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2012/12/12/december-2012-cu-for-sharepoint-2007-has-been-released.aspx

Microsoft Internet Information Server

Announcing Application Request Router 3.0 Beta!

We are happy to announce that we have just released the Beta version for ARR 3.0. Click here to install ARR v3 beta using Microsoft Web Platform Installer.

http://blogs.iis.net/harshmittal/archive/2012/12/07/announcing-application-request-router-3-0-beta.aspx

Announcing: Smooth Streaming plugin for OSMF

We are pleased to announce that Windows Azure Media Services team released a preview of Microsoft Smooth Streaming plugin for OSMF.

http://blogs.iis.net/cenkd/archive/2012/12/19/announcing-smooth-streaming-plugin-for-osmf.aspx

Premier

OpsVault — Operate and Optimize IT

http://www.opsvault.com/

Microsoft Premier Support UK - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspremuk/

Documents

SharePoint Technologies

The latest SharePoint downloads are available at: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/search.aspx?q=sharepoint&p=1&r=20&t=1433&s=availabledate~Descending

Hybrid for SharePoint Server 2013

A hybrid SharePoint environment is composed of SharePoint Server, typically deployed on-premises, and Microsoft Office 365 - SharePoint Online. A hybrid environment may be configured to provide one of several levels of integration, depending on the purpose of the integration. Learn about hybrid for SharePoint Server 2013 and Microsoft Office 365 - SharePoint Online.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj838715.aspx

Troubleshoot database upgrade issues in SharePoint 2013

This article includes a list of common issues and describes general principles to help you identify and address upgrade issues. After you identify and address the issues, you can resume upgrade. Learn how to address problems that may occur after you upgrade a database to SharePoint 2013

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262967.aspx

Troubleshoot site collection upgrade issues in SharePoint 2013

When you upgrade a site collection to SharePoint 2013, errors can occasionally occur. This article helps you understand those errors and address them. Learn how to address problems that may occur after you upgrade a site to SharePoint 2013.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219648.aspx

Clean up an environment before an upgrade to SharePoint 2013

Before you start to upgrade from SharePoint 2010 Products to SharePoint 2013, you should make sure that your environment is functioning in a healthy state and that you clean up any content that you do not have to upgrade. You can also take the time to remove or rearrange content so that you will have the structure that you want after you perform the upgrade. Make sure that your environment is in a healthy state, and delete unnecessary items before you upgrade to SharePoint 2013.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff382641.aspx

Microsoft Internet Information Server

Using a Data Collector to Troubleshoot Server Performance

Whether you have a Windows Cloud Server or a Windows Dedicated Server, having it run at optimal capacity is critical for the success of your business. You need to know about any performance issues before your customers or visitors are impacted.

http://www.orcsweb.com/blog/peter/how-to-use-a-data-collector-to-troubleshoot-server-performance/

Using Classic ASP and URL Rewrite for Dynamic SEO Functionality

How to use Classic ASP with the IIS URL Rewrite module to dynamically generate Robots.txt and Sitemap.xml files.

http://blogs.iis.net/robert_mcmurray/archive/2012/12/31/using-classic-asp-and-url-rewrite-for-dynamic-seo-functionality.aspx

Professional Microsoft IIS 8

This book is a must have for an IIS 8 administrator. Its chalked full of information not detailed as complete anywhere else I know of. I’d highly recommend you pick up a copy, either an e-book or paperback copy.

http://blogs.iis.net/steveschofield/archive/2012/12/28/professional-microsoft-iis-8.aspx

Scaling up IIS Server

When it comes to the scalability of web servers, first thing customers think about is scale out. While scale out is great option, there are many scenarios which can benefit from scale up. In Windows Server 2012, IIS team has done a good amount of work to scale up IIS server on latest industry standard hardware. IIS team, along with HP and Microsoft EEC has recently published a case study on how IIS 8.0 performs on HP Proliant DL980, an 8 socket, 80 core machine.

http://www.iis.net/learn/get-started/case-studies/case-study-iis-80-scaling-on-an-hp-proliant-dl980-g7-8-processor-socket-system

Web Deploy XML File Parameterization

As part of its Parameterization feature, Web Deploy also supports parameterization of XML files. If you are unfamiliar with parameterization, it's basically a feature that Web Deploy uses to change values of certain objects before committing them to a destination. In this post, I'll walk you through some examples of how to do XML parameterization using XPath queries.

http://blogs.iis.net/elliotth/archive/2012/12/17/web-deploy-xml-file-parameterization.aspx

phpMyAdmin on Windows Azure Web Sites

This post describes how to install and configure phpMyAdmin on Windows Azure Web Sites.

http://blogs.iis.net/ruslany/archive/2012/12/17/phpmyadmin-on-windows-azure-web-sites.aspx

Authenticated SMTP Using System.Net.Mail

Using system.net.mail to send email messages from your web site makes life so easy.

http://www.peterviola.com/authenticated-smtp-using-system-net-mail/

Using Wildcard SSL Certificates on IIS 7

http://www.peterviola.com/using-wildcard-ssl-certificates-on-iis-7/

Downloads

SharePoint Technologies

Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate SAML-based Claims Authentication with SharePoint Server 2013

This paper provides a brief introduction to SharePoint Server 2013 and illustrates how to create a three-tier test lab that uses SAML-based claims authentication.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30385

Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Intranet Collaboration with SharePoint Server 2013

This paper helps you configure an environment to demonstrate the intranet collaboration features of SharePoint Server 2013.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30379

Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2013 in a Three-Tier Farm

This paper provides a brief introduction to SharePoint Server 2013 and illustrates how to create a three-tier test lab.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30386

Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Forms-Based Authentication with SharePoint Server 2013

This paper explains how to configure and demonstrate form-based authentication for SharePoint Server 2013 based on the Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2013 in a Three-Tier Farm (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30386).

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34684

SharePoint Composite Handbook

A SharePoint Composite combines data, documents, and business process in a useful, productive way by assembling, connecting, and configuring the basic building blocks of functionality available in SharePoint 2013 and Microsoft Office 2013 so you can rapidly create business solutions.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36055

Microsoft Internet Information Server

IIS DownloadCENTER

This is your single source for finding Microsoft Internet Information Services tools, samples, extensions, filters and modules created by Microsoft and the IIS community.

http://www.iis.net/downloads

Events / Webcasts

SharePoint Technologies

None this month

Microsoft Internet Information Server

Hands-on Lab Online: Advanced Web and Worker Roles

Starts: Thursday, January 17, 2013 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) | Duration: 3 hour(s)

Sign up for our Hands-on Lab Online (HOLO) event today. What is a HOLO event? It’s an online event where you listen to a live presentation and work on lab exercises. As you work on your labs, Microsoft experts can assist and provide guidance by chatting with you one-on-one or by virtually taking control of your lab. Sign up soon as registration and seating is limited.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032537777&culture=en-US

Hands-on Lab Online: Introduction to Windows Azure Virtual Machines

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Starts: Thursday, February 14, 2013 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Duration: 3 hour(s)

Sign up for our Hands-on Lab Online (HOLO) event today. What is a HOLO event? It’s an online event where you listen to a live presentation and work on lab exercises. As you work on your labs, Microsoft experts can assist and provide guidance by chatting with you one-on-one or by virtually taking control of your lab. Sign up soon as registration and seating is limited.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032540778&culture=en-US

New KB's

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

None this month

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Description of the Excel Services in SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package (Xlsrvapp-x-none.msp): October 30, 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687531

SharePoint Designer 2007

None this month

SharePoint Server Foundation 2010

Description of the SharePoint Foundation 2010 cumulative update package (SharePoint Foundation server-package): October 30, 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687566

SharePoint Server 2010

Keyset does not exist error when you try to run the PSConfig Wizard in SharePoint 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2781614

Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (Ppsmawfe-x-none.msp): October 30, 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687544

Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (Ifswfe-x-none.msp): October 30, 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687618

Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (Spsmui-xx-xx.msp): October 30, 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2760389

Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (ems-x-none.msp grs-x-none.msp grs_hosted-x-none.msp): October 30 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2760391

High memory usage when you open a corrupted file on a SharePoint Server 2010 server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687601

Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 update: November 13, 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2553348

Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (Wdsrv-x-none.msp Xlsrvwfe-x-none.msp): December 11

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2726923

Description of the PerformancePoint Services for SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (Ppsmamui-en-us.msp Ppsmawfe-x-none.msp): December 11 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2553136

Description of the Excel Services in SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (Xlsrvwfe-x-none.msp): October 30, 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687561

SharePoint Designer 2010

Description of the SharePoint Designer 2010 hotfix package (Spd-x-none.msp): December 11, 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2553486

SharePoint Server Foundation 2013

None this month

SharePoint Server 2013

You are prompted for credentials when you use a Windows Phone device to connect to a SharePoint site that is enabled for anonymous access

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2769365

Upload Multiple Documents option is not available in a document library in SharePoint Server 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2761257

You cannot create a site collection in a web application from a tenant site in another web application in SharePoint Server 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2752609

InfoPath cannot save the following form error message when you try to publish an InfoPath form on a SharePoint Server 2013 server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2752612

Visio 2013 document template (VSTX) is not available on a Visio Process Repository site in SharePoint Server 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2755151

You cannot change the time zone on the Edit Details page on a SharePoint Server 2013 site

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2738184

How to use the em unit for the font size in SharePoint Server 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2738551

A SharePoint Server 2013 workflow goes into a cancelled state when you start an existing SharePoint Server 2007 or SharePoint Server 2010 workflow

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2738553

Ratings are overwritten in a document library after you run a content deployment job in SharePoint Server 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2756732

Description of the SharePoint Server 2013 update (sts-x-none): December 11, 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2752058

Description of the SharePoint Server 2013 update (wss-x-none.msp wssmui-en-us.msp): December 11 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2760355

SharePoint Designer 2013

None this month

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TRM contributor this month was David Little.