One day out and we already have received feedback about a problem with SPDisposeCheck. 😉 Here are the details: Code like the one below is not recommended as it disposes the RootWeb – that is correctly identified by SPDisposeCheck!         public void DND_RootWeb()         {             using (SPSite siteCollection = new SPSite(“http://intranet.contoso.com“))             {                 […]

We are happy to announce the release of a new version of SPDisposeCheck! SPDisposeCheck is a tool that helps developers and administrators check custom SharePoint solutions that use the SharePoint Object Model helping measure against known Microsoft dispose best practices. This tool may not show all memory leaks in your code and may produce false positives […]

The product group has released updated packages for the October 2010 Cumulative Update. The new packages contain a fix for the problem reported earlier. The updated fixes can be be found at the following locations: KB 2394323 – SharePoint Foundation 2010 – only listed for completeness as this fix was not affected by the Problem and […]

My colleague Rodney Viana has created a nice tool which simplifies troubleshooting of permission issues in SharePoint. The tool tests various different settings in IIS and SharePoint and decrypts the permission masks involved when accessing a specific SharePoint Url.A must have! See here for details:http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rodneyviana/archive/2010/11/11/application-to-check-cascade-access-rights-for-a-particular-user-or-anonymous-user-in-sharepoint.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0&CommentPosted=true#commentmessage

Recently we discovered a problem related to user profiles when installing the October 2010 CU for SharePoint Server 2010. The October Cumulative Update makes some changes and updates to the user profile database. Unfortunately there are certain situations where this update does not complete as expected and leaves the update in an inconsistent state.  This causes […]

The product group recently launched some additional product-specific update pages for the 2010 product family which you might want to bookmark: Updates for SharePoint 2010 Products Updates for Project Server 2010 – live since October 19th Updates for Enterprise Search Products – live since October 24th Related Links: Update Center for Microsoft Office, Office Servers, and Related […]

Output caching in SharePoint is a powerful method to increase the performance of a site. But out of the box there are only very limited ways to fine tune the caching. Using the Cache profiles it is only possible to control the caching based on query string parameters, http headers and permissions of the current […]

In the past I have written a post about Blob Caching and some of the limitations when using this method: MOSS 2007 Blob caching and it’s limitations In a recent service request my collegue Gyorgy Homolya worked on a performance problem which affected the site always at a specific time at a day. Analyzing some […]

Cross posting info about an important update for ASP.NET which will address an issue that affects all ASP.NET applications including SharePoint and MCMS. [cross post from Microsoft Security Response Center blog] Today we provided advance notification to customers that we will release an out-of-band security update to address the vulnerability discussed in Security Advisory 2416728. […]

I just finished “upgrading” my private website with IE 9 features. One of the nice new features of IE 9 is the fact that you can now drag&drop an IE tab to the Windows 7 taskbar and pin it there for easy bookmarking. Windows 7 on the other hand allows pinned applications to extend the […]