Microsoft has communicated an update on the retirement date for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007. The official retirement date is July 13th. That means roughly 3 additional months compared to the normal retirement timeframe of “Next Service Pack release date plus 12 months”. Official information can be found on the Microsoft lifecycle page.
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 February 2010 Cumulative Update. It is highly recommended to install Service Pack 2 before installing this cumulative Update Details and download locations can […]
Here is some information from the Microsoft lifecycle page for WSS 3.0: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 1 11/12/2007 Support ends 12 months after the next service pack releases or at the end of the product’s support lifecycle, whichever comes first. For more information, please see the service pack policy at https://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/#ServicePackSupport. WSS 3.0 […]
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 December Cumulative Update. It is highly recommended to install Service Pack 2 before installing the December CU. Details and download locations can be […]
The October cumulative update for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 has been released yesterday here are the KB article links for these fixes: KB 974989 – WSS 3.0 October 2009 CU KB 974988 – MOSS 2007 October 2009 CU The fixes can be downloaded using the following links: Download WSS 3.0 October 2009 CU (full […]
Last week we discovered a problem with the WSS August CU. Due to schema and stored procedure changes coming with the August CU databases with a patch level older than the August CU cannot be upgraded to August CU through database attach method. That means that you need to be careful when upgrading your WSS […]
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 June Cumulative Update. The so called “Uber” packages for MOSS will be released in a couple of days. Currently you can download the […]
Microsoft has released a fix for the SP2 problem that reverts the license into a Trial version after installing Service Pack 2. More details can be found in the following KB article: 971620 – When you install the 2007 Microsoft Office servers Service Pack 2, the product expiration date is activated incorrectly For your convenience […]
We have recently discovered a bug with Service Pack 2 (SP2) that affects all customers that have deployed it for SharePoint Server 2007. During the installation of SP2, a product expiration date is improperly activated. This means SharePoint will expire as though it was a trial installation 180 days after SP2 is deployed. The activation […]
Finally also the Uber package for MOSS has been released which simplifies the patching process for MOSS 2007 to April CU. More details on the SharePoint Team blog:http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2009/05/13/april-cumulative-update-packages-ready-for-download.aspx
Many of our customers have questions on the relationship between the set of hotfixes released in the Cumulative Updates (CU) for April 2009 and Service Pack 2 (SP2) for the 2007 Microsoft Office System and Microsoft Office servers. This post from the Office Sustained Engineering Team will aim at answering those questions.
We often receive questions about how to install Service Packs or patches, about which patches are available, what they include and so on. Microsoft has a central page available that covers all kind of Updates topics: Updates Resource Center for SharePoint Products and Technologies