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 related to.   … Continue reading December 2011 CU for MOSS/WSSv3 and SPS2010/Foundation

‘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 with the “publishing site template” 2). Upload a new Word 2010 … Continue reading ‘Limited access’ and default permission levels vs. lockdown mode (SharePoint 2010)

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: http://blogs.technet.com/b/steve_chen/archive/2011/06/07/3433939.aspx Note This is build 14.0.6112.5000 of the … Continue reading October 2011 CU for SPS2010 and Foundation

Current service pack announcements Oct. 2011

Hello, This is for your comfort, to inform and notify about the latest service pack announcements. Office 2007 and MOSS 2007 (Office SharePoint Server 2007): Now available!  Office 2007 and MOSS 2007 Service Pack 3 (likely the final last)    NOTE!  -Although the SP3 will be deployed by automatic updates and WSUS servers, it is … Continue reading Current service pack announcements Oct. 2011

SharePoint 2010 PowerShell Command Builder

just wanna’ make you aware of a new “feature”,   the  Windows PowerShell for SharePoint Command Builder  ,-) It’s a nice, comfort tool to help you to interact directly with SharePoint-based web applications, site collections, sites, lists, and much more. Here is a "screenshot:   The Windows PowerShell Command Builder for SharePoint 2010 Products and Office … Continue reading SharePoint 2010 PowerShell Command Builder

HTTP 404 error when opening document on restored and RBS enabled database

Today I want to make aware of a recent discovered “Documentation Issue on TechNet Article”"!! From a recent case, a customer reported an issue with an RBS enabled database, that was backed up and restored from a production to a test server. ISSUE description: You have a Production SharePoint 2010 Server on RTM (Build: 14.0.4763.1000) and … Continue reading HTTP 404 error when opening document on restored and RBS enabled database

poor performance on people picker search in SPS2010

Today, I’d like to post about a behavior in SharePoint that has a dramatically impact on performance! Consider this scenario: You go to the people picker to search for let’s say:  “User42”. You wait for about more than 3.5 min. until the results are displayed. You’d now check if there is a general problem and … Continue reading poor performance on people picker search in SPS2010

ARCast.TV – Building an Integrated Office Solution Using Word, OpenXML and SharePoint 2010

ARCast.TV - Building an Integrated Office Solution Using Word, OpenXML and SharePoint 2010 At TechEd 2010, Jawa Buddhavarapu and Murali Bala shared with Zhiming Xue “Dr. Z” their experience of building an integrated Office solution at Westat using Microsoft Word, OpenXML and SharePoint 2010. Check out this interview to find out: Why they choose Office … Continue reading ARCast.TV – Building an Integrated Office Solution Using Word, OpenXML and SharePoint 2010

Kerberos Authentication and SharePoint

Today a very good whitepaper has been published on "Configuring Kerberos Authentication for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products". It contains specifics for SQL Reporting Services (SSRS 2008 R2) and step-by-step instructions on how to setup kerberos for this It also applies partially to MOSS and is one of the bests documentation I've seen yet. So if … Continue reading Kerberos Authentication and SharePoint

After SharePoint security update MS10-039 Central Admin and web pages not working

*** <Update 2010-07-15> *** The announced SharePoint security fix (MS10-039) had some effects after installing it. since yesterday, we updated the KB Article KB983444 to give you more insights when problems after installing it happens. Note!  The KB 979445 is not updated because the cause of the known issues are more WSS related than MOSS. … Continue reading After SharePoint security update MS10-039 Central Admin and web pages not working

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 items but getting it for creating a new document via the … Continue reading Alerts in SharePoint Part II (Troubleshooting MOSS/WSS)

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 relies on WSSv3 … Continue reading All about updating WSSv3 and MOSS2007

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 to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP2 or Microsoft … Continue reading Upgrade SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2007 and Office integration

In 2007 there was published a white paper for Office integration and SharePoint Server 2007. This white paper describes how different versions of Microsoft Office programs work together with the 2003 and 2007 versions of SharePoint Products and Technologies. A downloadable version (*.Doc) is also available here:  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=e0d05a69-f67b-4d37-961e-2db3c4065cb9&displaylang=en Previous posts related to:  Office 2003/2007 Integration … Continue reading SharePoint 2007 and Office integration

Troubleshooting MOSS

Troubleshooting MOSS - A repository for miscellaneous Issues and How-To's On this page I want to provide you a helpful List with direct links to all recently published posts. There will be some troubleshooting descriptions as well as Guidelines, Issue descriptions and hints for resolving or avoiding it. Hopefully this will give you short overview … Continue reading Troubleshooting MOSS

Alerts in SharePoint (Troubleshooting MOSS/WSS)

This is the first post about “troubleshooting MOSS/WSS” on a series, defined by topics and Issues. Other related posts following this series has been published here: "Alerts in SharePoint Part II (Troubleshooting MOSS/WSS)" "Alerts in SharePoint 2010 (Troubleshooting)" (applies to: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007;  Windows SharePoint Services 3.0) Content: Alerts in SharePoint 2007 The typical issue Examples of common … Continue reading Alerts in SharePoint (Troubleshooting MOSS/WSS)

Office 2003/2007 Integration and Forms based authentication (FBA) with SharePoint (MOSS)

Some time ago, a customer requested a clear statement from Microsoft Support regarding “Office integration with FBA (forms based authentication) and MOSS (SharePoint Server 2007)” PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: ==================== On a Document Library in SharePoint 2007, "versioning and check-out required" has been configured. After modifying documents in word (Office 2003) the expected Pop-Up should appear for … Continue reading Office 2003/2007 Integration and Forms based authentication (FBA) with SharePoint (MOSS)