This includes also Beta version of SP2 for SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010. As with all Beta products: don’t use it in production. Also be aware that an upgrade from SP2 Beta to the final SP2 might not be possible or supported. That means you need to ensure to only evaluate this Beta […]

Per http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485(v=office.15).aspx#hwLocServers, support for stretch farm topologies SharePoint 2013 was unsupported. As a result of our continuous efforts to review and update our product performance and capacity boundaries, we are pleased to announce supportability for a limited set of stretch farm topologies under the definition of distributed topologies. All of these topologies are based on a […]

I often receive questions on the patching process of SharePoint. The following white paper addresses the often-misunderstood subject of SharePoint Products and Technologies patching. It explains the various types of updates that are available, the release cycle for each type of update and how these updates depend on — and interact with — each other. […]

The product group recently released the March 2013 Public Update (PU) for the SharePoint 2013 product family. Important: Due to a change in the package configuration introduced after SharePoint 2013 RTM the March Public update is a mandatory requirement in order to install subsequent SharePoint 2013 Updates. That means that in order to install future […]

Yesterday we released the Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012. The Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 provide broad and deep support, ranging from new templates to new designers to a whole host of integrated lifecycle tools.  They enable developers to create, edit, test, debug, package, and deploy apps for Office and SharePoint, […]

Recently I received a question about a failing Variations Create Hierarchies Job. No matter how often the Job was started, the variation hierarchy never got created. Looking at the ULS log we noticed the following error: VariationCreateHierarchies – Failed to process a work item. This work item will not be retried. Error: System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access is […]

The product group released the February 2013 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. Be aware that the February Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 is a Post-SP1 hotfix. That means that you should ensure that SP1 is installed before the February CU. The KB articles for February CU will be availabe at the following […]

The product group released the February 2013 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2007 product family. The KB articles will be available in a couple of days at the following locations: KB 2760816 – WSS 3.0 KB 2760814 – MOSS 2007 The Full Server Packages for February 2013 CU are available through the following links: Download […]

The Developer Dashboard has undergone some significant changes in 2013. E.g. it is now running in a separate browser window and also allows to show ULS log entries related to the current request. The following article gives a brief overview of the new functionality: http://blah.winsmarts.com/2012-7-SharePoint_2013_Developer_dashboard.aspx Beside these changes, the Developer Dashboard can now be extended […]