SharePoint 2016 Build Numbers

Beginning in May 2015, the "What's new in SharePoint 2016" post was published as a first peek view into the next evolution of SharePoint. With the "November announcement of SharePoint Beta 2" and now in January 2016 the availability of the "SharePoint 2016 release Candidate", I don't want to miss the tradition in publishing a … Continue reading SharePoint 2016 Build Numbers

SharePoint 2013 Build Numbers and CU’s

I'm presenting a summarized "Build Numbers Cube Sheet" as I did so before, so please find the most recent info about SharePoint Updates here: Jump List: Current table with all Build Numbers! Office Web Apps Server Updates Project Server Updates SharePoint 2013 Language Packs Workflow Manager Versions In reference to other/older SharePoint Versions, please find … Continue reading SharePoint 2013 Build Numbers and CU’s

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

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 farm and moving over the search components to the new added one … Continue reading SharePoint 2013 – Problem with Search topology…

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

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)

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 fails to complete provisioning. When you navigate to the Search Administration page to view the Topology In the UI … Continue reading Search Service Application Issue with SharePoint 2013 preview build

‘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)

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

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

Multiple Logon while open office Document from SharePoint

I very often get cases with the question: "Why do I have to logon each time when opening a office Document from a SharePoint Library when I'm already authenticated via the browser?" Well, first of all, the "Multiple logon prompt issue" can occur for al lot of reasons. It depends either on the version of … Continue reading Multiple Logon while open office Document from 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

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)