2008

The Content Editor Web Part as we ship it in WSS and MOSS always stores URLs as absolute Links. That will cause problems as soon as you are extending a web application to multiple IIS websites or when using Alternate Access Mapping (AAM) to support multiple zones. In these situations the CEWP will return the […]

Microsoft has released a security bulletin regarding a security fix for MOSS 2007 and Search Server 2008. This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker bypasses authentication by browsing to an administrative URL on a SharePoint site. A successful attack leading to elevation of privilege […]

There are several articles around discussing the dispose of SPWeb and SPSite objects, e.g.: SharePoint 2007 and WSS 3.0 Dispose Patterns by Example from Roger Lamb Best Practices: Using Disposable Windows SharePoint Services Objects from Scott Harris and Mike Ammerlaan Best Practices: Common Coding Issues When Using the SharePoint Object Model from Scott Harris and Mike […]

When working on customer problems I often see that WSS and MOSS Service Pack 1 has not been applied. All customer which have not yet installed SP1 should be aware that support for systems without SP1 will end on January 13th, 2009. So in around 6 weeks. See here for details: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifesupsps#Office After January 13th, 2009 support […]

In the last couple of weeks I have seen several cases where STSADM import operations failed with random exceptions. With other words: performing the same import into an empty site collection multiple times the import operation failed at different points during the import. Checking the ULS logs showed errors like the following: 10/20/2008 12:47:26.59 STSADM.EXE […]

I have discussed problems with missing dispose for SPWeb and SPSite objects earlier on my blog (e.g. here and here) and Roger has provided a guidance for specific coding patterns which can cause problems such problems. In the last couple of month I have been involved in a project driven by Roger Lamb to create […]

www.MyRampUp.com now hosts a brand-new learning track: SharePoint for Developers, Part I Ramp Up is a free, online, community-based program that can help users save time in learning Microsoft technology. The easy-to-access content (provided by subject-matter gurus) is specifically tailored to the Ramp Up program, and offered in a variety of forms (whitepaper, v-lab, codecast […]

As discussed by the Office Sustained Engineering group cumulative updates for all Office Products including WSS 3.0 and SharePoint 2007 will be released every second month. Yesterday we released the so called October Cumulative Update. My colleague Joerg Sinemus has created a nice article explaining each step required to download and install this update including […]