SharePoint 2013

June 2013 CU for SharePoint Server 2013 is planned to be released in a couple of days. In case you are only interested in June CU for SharePoint Foundation 2013 or Office Web Apps Server 2013 you can already download it from here: KB 2817346 – SharePoint Foundation 2013 June 2013 CU KB 2817350 – Office Web […]

The product group released the April 2013 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. Be aware that all Update for SharePoint 2013 require March 2013 PU for SharePoint 2013 to be installed first. The KB articles for April CU will be availabe at the following locations in a couple of days: KB 2751999 – SharePoint […]

April 2013 CU for SharePoint Server 2013 is planned to be released in a couple of days. In case you are only interested in April CU for SharePoint Foundation 2013 or Office Web Apps Server 2013 you can already download it from here: KB 2751999 – SharePoint Foundation 2013 April 2013 CU KB 2799821 – Office Web […]

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 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 […]

Recently I got involved in an interesting Support case where the application pool of a SharePoint web application recycled unexpectedly. During Analysis it became clear that the problem occurred due to a web.config setting which configured a custom error page for http 500 status code:     <httpErrors errorMode=”Custom” existingResponse=”Auto”>      <remove statusCode=”500″ subStatusCode=”-1″ />      <error statusCode=”500″ […]