[EN] SharePoint 2010 December 2014 CU is available

Tile_ShrPtSvr10_h_rgbMicrosoft SharePoint Product Group released two important updates packs in December: one for SharePoint 2010 and one for SharePoint 2013. Let’s look for old SharePoint version. Before you will go to download and install you should remember that this December 2014 Cumulative Update (build no 14.0.7140.5000) require installed Service Pack 2 for SharePoint 2010, and is no longer support for Service Pack 2, and installation of base product and language packs are necessary, and SharePoint 2010 CU contain SharePoint Foundation CU (no double installation required).

Three files and three knowledge base articles for all:

  • KB 2899585 – about SharePoint Foundation 2010  and two important problems has been fixed:
  • Assume that you set the default value for a Date and Time column as the current date in a SharePoint 2010 custom list. When you create a new item to the list during 23:00 to 00:00, the date for this column is set as the next day.
  • Assume that you set an alert on a SharePoint 2010 Announcements list. When an alert email is triggered by an Announcements list item that contains many lines of content, the text in the mail body is formatted as strikethrough.
  • KB 2899583 – about SharePoint Server 2010  and few important problems has been fixed:
  • Assume that you start the User Profile Synchronization service on a SharePoint 2010 site collection. When a thumbnail for a profile picture is missing, the profile synchronization may fail because of a stopped-server error.
  • When you try to open a .pdf file from a search result on a SharePoint 2010 site, the .pdf file is opened in Adobe Reader instead of in the browser.
    Improves the integration of SharePoint 2010 and OneDrive for Business by letting administrators be able to add OneDrive for Business links on a SharePoint 2010 installation.
  • KB 2899587 – about Project Server 2010 and another two problems has been fixed:
  • When you change the view of the Project Center page and apply a different filter or grouping, the filter option and the grouping option do not change as expected, and the view may still be filtered or grouped based on the previous view.
  • Assume that you have a resource whose Latest Available date is set, and the resource’s calendar has exceptions. When you call the Resource.UpdateResources method, you may receive the "CalendarUnusedCalendarException" error message

You can downolad all necessary files (in total ca 3 GB size) directly from download center (almost directly – ‘cos you have to fill mail address twice uthorization code and next you will get download link on email message)

After installing the fixes you need to run the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard on each machine in the farm.

More related important links (from SharePoint Release Team) are below:

[EN] SharePoint Solution Deployer 5 is available

Matthias Einig MVP {BLOG|TWITTER|FACEBOOK|LINKEDIN} LOGO__BannerGross_SPSDwho works with FANTASTIC TEAM at Tretton 37 and is owner Rencore AB company gave me, and other SharePoint enthusiast new version of his fantastic tool exactly for New Year. SPSD > SharePoint Solution Deployer is highly configurable special PowerShell tool for deploying wsp packages into Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and 2013. Based on information from his blog (LINK) we can find new features:

  • New: SPSD now has an extension system which allow you to create your custom PowerShell extensions and integrate them in the deployment process!
  • New: Added and example extension
  • New: Environment file can now be passed as parameter to the batch files
  • New: Added timestamps to better measure execution time
  • New: Added new deployment command “Ask” which asks the user for the deployment command.
  • New CP16167: SPSD now works also when run though an application (e.g. console app), output will be just logged into the log file
  • New: Countdown after deployment until windows closes

And of course we are very happy, that Matthias had enough time for fixing some bugs:

  • Updated: SharePointVersions.xml to include new SharePoint versions for SP2010/SP2013
  • Changed: Renamed CustomTarget SkipSolution to ProcessSolution
  • Changed: Stability improvements
  • Changed: Memory disposal improvements
  • Fixed CP16490: Incompatible with PowerShell 4.0 due to switch statements
  • Fixed CP16441: Compatibility Level ignored for global deploys
  • Fixed: CloseAllPSSessions had unused parameter in signature
  • Fixed: Startup in batch with relative path when not running from cmdline was failing when user UAC was enabled

This software working on Windows Server 2008/2008R2/2012 and Windows 7 (that’s official).

Great and big article with screenshots and introduction slidedeck You can find in the TechNet Gallery. More informations, build releases history You can find at CodePlex.

IMPORTANT (based on slideshare slide 9): Before unpacking the ZIP field, open the file properties and unblock the file!

Download, Deploy, Enjoy!

[EN] European SharePoint Day 2012

LOGO__EuropeanSharePointDayEuropean SharePoint Conference will be held in February 2013 in Copenhagen {LINK HERE}.  Conference is really big, not cheap, but with dozens of deep technical sessiona and some workshops. Before You will go – even You don’t decide yet – You can attend for one day virtual event.

European SharePoint Day 2012 is one day, is free and is interactive – with chat, questions and answers. Look for the sessions:


Preparing for SharePoint 2013
Dan Holme, MVP, Intelliem, USA | 27th November Live at 10:00 GMT
SharePoint 2013 has been released, and will soon be arriving on a farm near you. Join SharePoint MVP Dan Holme for a look at this significant update to SharePoint and its impact on your business – from governance to infrastructure, to end users.  Chart a vision for the role and the roll-out of SharePoint 2013 and Office 365, and identify the factors that will drive funding for and adoption of SharePoint 2013 in your organisation. Most importantly, establish management practices now that will facilitate your upgrade to or co-existence with SharePoint 2013.

Exclusive Video Message From Jared Spataro
Senior Director of SharePoint, Microsoft | 27th November Live at 10:30 GMT
Watch an exclusive video message from Jared Spataro, Senior Director of SharePoint, Microsoft, direct to the European SharePoint Community! Jared speaks live from  SPC 2012 in Vegas, summarising the new features of  SharePoint 2013. If you haven’t had a chance to watch the full SPC 2012 keynote, Jared covers all the highlights in this exclusive video summary!

Consuming SharePoint 2013 from a Windows Store App for Windows 8
Paolo Pialorsi, DevLeap, Italy | 27th November Live at 11:15 GMT
This webinar is a sneak preview of the new Web API offered by SharePoint 2013 for consuming data from any remote device. In particular, you will learn how to leverage this new feature from a Windows Store App for Windows 8. Thus, you will also have a very quick introduction to developing Windows Store Apps.

Getting Started with Microsoft Office 365 SharePoint 2013 Online Development
Jeremy Thake, MVP MCT, AvePoint Inc, USA | 27th November Live at 13:00 GMT
Development – Level 200: Jeremy Thake, SharePoint MVP and Chief Architect at AvePoint, will provide a primer on how to properly begin SharePoint 2013 Online development. Jeremy will discuss the different approaches to customising your SharePoint sites and explain the developer skill sets required for success. The customisation approaches discussed will utilise the web user interface, SharePoint Designer 2013, and Visual Studio 2012, with demonstrations of specific example projects to highlight key functionality of each. Jeremy will conclude with best practices and recommended governance policies for customising SharePoint 2013 Online.

Real Time Upgrade, SharePoint 2010 to 2013
Eric Harlan, Microsoft, USA | 27th November Live at 14:00 GMT
Upgrade is getting bigger in 2013. In this European SharePoint Day session, Eric will discuss what has changed for upgrade, as well as what has stayed the same. He will also discuss the entire process of upgrade and its components, as well as demo the crucial initial steps of preparing your environment for the upgrade journey.

Socialised and Mobilised: How the Most Successful Businesses are Using SharePoint and Yammer
Mark Fidelman, Harmon.ie, USA | 27th November Live at 14:30 GMT
Most companies today realise the importance of connecting with their customers, employees, and partners through social technologies, such as SharePoint and Yammer. For corporations to successfully transform into social business enterprises, they must learn how to leverage these technologies to create a more adaptable organisation. Mark will present some clear strategies and real-life stories from visionaries and change makers, which highlight how the very best in the world are doing it.

If You want take a part of any (or all) session(s) click to the title of session or go to the Conference Site.