End of mainstream support for SharePoint 2013

Today is an important milestone in a lifecycle of SharePoint 2013. Mainstream support just ended and the product is going into the extended support phase. SharePoint Server 2013 is supporting business processes in large number of companies. As the exact time of ending mainstream support was well known for a long time now, while speaking…

Say goodbye to the bi-monthly SharePoint Cumulative Updates…

… and welcome the monthly updates! Yes, that’s right. Instead of releasing SharePoint CUs every two months, the product group decided to release them every month instead. Yay! The first in the row is the July 2014 CU. Here are the download links: SharePoint 2013 KB 2882999 – SharePoint Foundation 2013 July 2014 CU KB…

Serious issues within Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2013 [Updated]

UPDATE [2014-04-24]: Service Pack 1 is released again. Download links and the deployment guidance are available under http://blogs.technet.com/b/wbaer/archive/2014/04/08/service-pack-for-sharepoint-server-2013-1-recalled.aspx Did you already install SP1 for SharePoint 2013? If not, good for you! Microsoft found out some serious bugs within SP1 for SharePoint 2013 and is currently fixing them.​ As a prevention, Microsoft disabled download links for…

The day Master died

Today is a sad day indeed. The first thing I was reading this morning was a Facebook message from my good friend, Oscar: “Hey buddy, did you see the news?”. I didn’t know what it was all about so I checked news channels first, slowly waking up and taking first sips of the coffee. As…

Announcing two sessions at SharePoint Conference Austria

It’s a long time since I wrote something here. Like most of us in the business, I was pretty busy a last couple of weeks / months. While waiting on my flight, I thought it would be a good idea to start paying attention to my blog again and here we are. This post won’t…

Beware of KB2756920 and KB2756921

Microsoft released KB2756920 (Windows Server 2008 R2) and KB2756921 (Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1) security patches on January 08. 2013. After the installation lot of Service Applications just stopped working. I had a problem reported with Excel Services Service Application so I started digging through ULS logs. The exception I found wasn’t really informative: 01/22/2013…

SharePoint 2013 Preview and Office 2013 Preview available for download

Steve Ballmer announced Office 2013 few hours ago. During his presentation, Office 2013 Preview was released for a download. SharePoint 2013 Preview and documentation just got uploaded as well. Here are few useful links: SharePoint 2013, Exchange 2013, Lync 2013, Office Web Apps Server, Project 2013, Visio 2013 and Office Professional Plus 2013: http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/en/try-more-products Office…

MCM SharePoint 2010 – Part II

It is more than two months since I started writing about MCM program. And lot of things happened. So, to continue at the point where I stopped last time – although I enjoyed my screening interview I had two quite hard days thinking about if I am going to be accepted or not. And Brett…