SharePoint 2010 Build Numbers (Cube Sheet)

SharePoint 2010 Build Numbers Cube Sheet As many times used in our daily business, we’re used to ask for “Build number” rather than “Service Pack or Patch level”. Because of some confusion of the customers and for transparency I’ll provide here a list of the most relevant Build numbers and its related KB Numbers. Quick … Continue reading SharePoint 2010 Build Numbers (Cube Sheet)

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 2010: Error while executing web part: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an … Continue reading SharePoint XML Webpart Error: Failed to apply XSLT to the content

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 security, stability, and performance and contains all the Cumulative Updates (CU) and Public Updates (PU) that … Continue reading Service Pack 2 for SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010

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's for SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010, an unexpected issue that affected several Office products led to removing the hotfix download and … Continue reading June 2013 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

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 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2"    --> related content: … Continue reading SharePoint 2010 Server stops working after installing KB 2756920

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 + June … Continue reading October 2012 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

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 updates and news So first of all, most of the details and troubleshooting steps in the above mentioned posts are still … Continue reading Alerts in SharePoint 2010 (Troubleshooting)

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 Language Packs and maybe having Office Web APPs as well! Please see the related … Continue reading August 2012 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

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 APPs as well! Please see the related information here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/steve_chen/archive/2011/06/07/3433939.aspx This cumulative update … Continue reading June 2012 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

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 information here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/steve_chen/archive/2011/06/07/3433939.aspx This cumulative update is a post-SP1 hotfix and requires SP1 before installation! … Continue reading April 2012 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

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 is highly recommended to first install Service Pack 3 of WSS 3.0 and … Continue reading February 2012 CU for MOSS/WSSv3 and SPS2010/Foundation

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

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