Hello all,if not already noticed, Microsoft will begin offering a “Web browser choice screen” to Internet Explorer users in Europe, as required by the European Commission.So what does this mean for you? First, a little background. In December, the European Commission and Microsoft arrived at a resolution of a number of long-standing competition law issues. … Continue reading Eu browser Choice for Internet Explorer and others
Install SPS2010 on Server 2008 R2 and SQL2008 R2
To continue the SharePoint 2010 Resource Guide series, I'll post her just in short to this topic. The reason is, that I have found a very good Blog with detailed description on Install, Setup and configuring the SharePoint 2010 Beta on a Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 R2 environment. Due to lack … Continue reading Install SPS2010 on Server 2008 R2 and SQL2008 R2
Latest news on WSSv4 anD SharePoint 2010
Today, I noticed some other blogs and posts announcing some news around Windows SharePoint Services 4.0 (which is now SharePoint Foundation 2010) and SharePoint Server 2010.My colleague, Stefan Goßner, Escalation Engineer for SharePoint (WSS, SPS, MOSS) and MCMS, has announced in his blog post “First set of KB articles for a new Tool which will … Continue reading Latest news on WSSv4 anD SharePoint 2010
Direct access vs. VPN connection
Today, I want to share some very nice feature with you 😉 The end of the area that VPN's are the only way to connect to your corporate network! Short Introduction: When you are traveling a lot due to business reasons you might be one of the "lucky folks" that are blessed to have a … Continue reading Direct access vs. VPN connection
SharePoint 2010 virtual machines for evaluation
Hello all,the latest news I would like to share for all IT-Pro's out there is the availability of a complete virtual machine (VHD) for Hyper-V we published!This is a very handy setup for a quick overview on SharePoint 2010 and how it works. Not only for demonstration but also for testing and playing around with … Continue reading SharePoint 2010 virtual machines for evaluation
End of Support Lifecycle for Windows XP SP2/2000
As already published in several blog postings all over the web since December 2009, still some customers are asking for the Microsoft Support Lifecycle of WIndows XP SP2 and Windows 2000.To post again the information about this topic and to remind customers to plan upgrade/migration considerations from Windows XP and 2000 up to the newer … Continue reading End of Support Lifecycle for Windows XP SP2/2000
SharePoint 2010 free online conference – Bits from the Edge
There is a new announcement for the February 18th 2010 Development - Bits from the edge in a virtual conference! The SharePoint 2010 Development offers a virtual online conference with everything that an in-person, peer-to-peer-to-expert event offers(vConference is provided by the "SharePoint Pro" and Keynote sponsors as Microsoft and many more.) -- without the travel, … Continue reading SharePoint 2010 free online conference – Bits from the Edge
SharePoint 2010 Public Beta to RTM Upgrade
Besides my running SharePoint 2010 Resource Guide series, today I want to post here some very important information around this topic!I recently noticed several requests on “Upgrades and Supportability from public Beta 2010 to RTM”. Therefore I may share this Information again and post it here for all of you facing the same question in … Continue reading SharePoint 2010 Public Beta to RTM Upgrade
SPS 2010 Public Beta Install and Setup Notes
Ok, all in one, these are the order of steps to be done when you want to install and start successfully the Public beta of SharePoint 2010! Read "Determine Hardware and Software requirements" Check the preliminary requirements for software and patches as described here: SPS 2010 Setup Requirements Prepare your Server 2008 accordingly with all … Continue reading SPS 2010 Public Beta Install and Setup Notes
SharePoint 2010 Pre-Install Download Links
As described in my post on SharePoint 2010 – Setup requirements, while PSConfig Wizard is running, additional software components are required. For environments where Servers are not connected to internet for security reasons this makes it a bit difficult but I’ll provide the links for download them manually to install. NOTE! This post applies to … Continue reading SharePoint 2010 Pre-Install Download Links
SharePoint 2010 – Setup requirements
Preliminary soft- and hardware requirements and prerequisites for SharePoint 2010 beta installation.***Update 2010-03-31***We've seen some confusion in the newsgroups and elsewhere on the versions and editions of Windows that SharePoint 2010 will run on. This post is meant to clarify some of the most common questions we have seen.SharePoint 2010 will support only 64-bit (x64) … Continue reading SharePoint 2010 – Setup requirements
SharePoint 2010 – Resource guide
from the early experiences with the SharePoint 2010 beta and RTM, I’ll post here a list of articles, links and resources all around SPS 2010 from the beginning 😉 Have fun! Table of Content (TOC) on SharePoint 2010 Beta and RTM resource guides – Preliminary Setup requirements – SharePoint 2010 Pre-Install Download Links – Install and Setup … Continue reading SharePoint 2010 – Resource guide
Wssv3 and MOSS Dec. CU 2009 published
Since mid December 2009, the official update packages for WSS/MOSS are published as usual.The full server packages are available here:The October cumulative Update packages (former known as “Uber package”, now called “Full Server” package) are now available.Download and installation instruction: Install SP2 for WSS and MOSS and also the Service Packs for the Language Packs … Continue reading Wssv3 and MOSS Dec. CU 2009 published
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Office 2003 RMS Issue
We recently noticed that there might be an issue with Office 2003 and RMS. this issue is fixed in-between and here are the information:Symptom: Starting on December 11, 2009, customers using Office 2003 will not be able to open Office 2003 documents protected with the Rights Management Services (RMS) or Active Directory Rights Management Service … Continue reading Office 2003 RMS Issue
“password expired” message when accessing SharePoint via ISA
Problem description:You are using load balanced ISA Server 2006 to publish an internal MOSS portal and here you are also using the password change feature on ISA Server to allow the users to change their password on the form.When a user browses from internet to your Site like https://portal.company.com via ISA Server 2006 – SP1 … Continue reading “password expired” message when accessing SharePoint via ISA
Move of SSO encryption key service fails…
Today I’ll post another nice issue that may appear in your farm ;-)Description:You try to move the encryption-key server role to the index server as suggested in out article http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262305.aspx "The encryption-key server should be an application server computer, such as the index server" The same article described the scenario "how to move the role to … Continue reading Move of SSO encryption key service fails…
SharePoint Server 2010 Beta
Beta announcement: As previously posted on "Now it's Official" I’ll proudly present the official news of the day: Today, Microsoft is releasing the public beta of Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, Visio 2010, Project 2010 and Office Web Apps for business customers. Millions of people can download the beta at the following links: SharePoint Foundation … Continue reading SharePoint Server 2010 Beta
SharePoint (WSS and MOSS) October cumulative update published!
The October cumulative Update packages (former known as “Uber package”, now called “Full Server” package) are now available.Download and installation instruction: Install SP2 for WSS and MOSS and also the Service Packs for the Language Packs as applicable or not done so far. Install the full server package for KB 974989 - WSS v3 (Oct. … Continue reading SharePoint (WSS and MOSS) October cumulative update published!
Now its official! SharePoint 2010 and the new features!
*** Update 2009-11-18 ***** The public beta is now published. Please see my post on “SharePoint Server 2010 announcement” *** Update 2009-11-10 ***** published since 10/19/2009: SharePoint 2010: Professional Developer Evaluation Guide and Walkthroughs for download! Brief Description: The SharePoint 2010 developer evaluation guide describes the SharePoint 2010 developer platform, including walkthroughs of some … Continue reading Now its official! SharePoint 2010 and the new features!
SP2 for MOSS/WSS, Trial issue, August CU -What is the final status?
Hi folks, ok, I know it has been posted already many times but still I'm receiving questions from customers "what is now the current status about the update story?" Well, I'll try to light it up a little bit and may collect all information about it by now 😉 Let's start with the Service pack … Continue reading SP2 for MOSS/WSS, Trial issue, August CU -What is the final status?
SharePoint August cumulative updates are now complete!
Update 2009-09-14 From an earlier Blog post of my colleague, Joerg Sinemus he posted about the known issue regarding the WSS August cumulative update: "issue with Reattaching content database by stsadm –addcontentdb ….. Result: Recommended way is use WSS August CU on WSS-Only Environments and test it before doing this in Production."Now another colleague, Patrick Heyde … Continue reading SharePoint August cumulative updates are now complete!
Hello and Welcome !
This is my first post as newbie here. Since I'm working for Microsoft SharePoint Team, I stumbled several times over interesting issues and I was thinking it would be worth to blog about ;-)So within this blog, I would like to share my experiences from work especially to "document the undocumented" things which could make … Continue reading Hello and Welcome !
SharePoint Administration Toolkit v4 for MOSS 2007
The Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog has recently announced the SharePoint Administration Toolkit v4 for MOSS/WSS (Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services version 3.0.)*** <Update> ***There was an issue with the originally posted download regarding the Batch Site Manager and Permission Reporting tools, this has been fixed. If you experienced a problem, simply uninstall, re-download … Continue reading SharePoint Administration Toolkit v4 for MOSS 2007