SharePoint 2010 build versions

  Many folks from the recent Melbourne SharePoint Saturday event were asking me about version table from my patching slides so here it is:   SharePoint Build Version October 2011 Cumulative Update 14.0.6109.5005 August 2011 Cumulative Update 14.0.6109.5002 June 2011 Cumulative Update Refresh 14.0.6106.5002 June 2011 Cumulative Update – Regression 14.0.6106.5000 Service Pack 1 RTM…


Optimising Office Web Apps rendering performance

  I was recently working with one of our large enterprise customers and they were experiencing rendering and performance related issues with Office Web apps in SharePoint 2010, specifically the word and PowerPoint viewing services. I did a bit of digging and changed some of the worker process/CPU core allocation settings and we found rendering…

Disabling SharePoint 2010 MySite creation through PowerShell

  A colleague of mine and I were mucking about with PowerShell recently and came up with the following script to disable MySite creation for all Authenticated users. This setting is on by default as well as most of the other social features and in a large organisation you would want to turn this setting…

Simple way to obtain SharePoint 2010 Farm patch level

  The following PowerShell script will get the patch level of your farm: 1: #gets the build string for a SP2010 FARM 2: Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted 3: Add-pssnapin microsoft.sharepoint.powershell -EA silentlycontinue 4:  5: $farm = Get-SPFarm 6: $version = $farm.buildversion 7: $version

SharePoint 2010 August 2010 Cumulative updates are now ready for download

The latest cumulative updates are now available for download. The hotfixes can be requested from here: SharePoint Foundation: SharePoint Server:   The updates will update the patch level of your SharePoint 2010 installation to build: 14.0.5123.5000