2009 SharePoint Toolbox Review

 SharePoint Administration Toolkit (version 3.0 and version 4.0): We released the fully supported toolkit twice this year.  The 3.0 release contained the first version of the SPDiag tool.  We published a How-To walkthrough video with the help of Hilton Giesenow on how to use SPDiag 1.0 here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/sharepointserver/ee221106.aspx   Then between February and August we…


SharePoint Administration Toolkit v4.0 (SPATv4) has released!

UPDATE: There was an issue with the originally posted download regarding the Batch Site Manager and Permission Reporting tools, this has been fixed. If you experienced a problem, simply uninstall, re-download the package, and reinstall.I’m not going to cross-post, but check out the announcement over on the team blog:   http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2009/08/27/announcing-the-fourth-release-of-the-microsoft-sharepoint-administration-toolkit.aspxI do want to make a…


Important info about SharePoint 2007 SP2

If you haven’t already seen this yet–please read this announcement from Jeff Teper, Corp VP of SharePoint:  http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2009/05/21/attention-important-information-on-service-pack-2.aspx


December Cumulative Update for SharePoint has released

On the SharePoint team blog, you can find a more detailed post announcing the release of the December CU and providing detail on a new package that we are shipping from this point forward:     http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2008/12/17/announcing-december-cumulative-update-for-office-sharepoint-server-2007-and-windows-sharepoint-services-3-0.aspx While the packages are physically large, they do include everything.  It doesn’t hurt you if you don’t have something installed,…


I found my new cheese

Of course that is referring to Who moved my cheese?, but the reality behind the analogy is still the same.  I no longer am working in Product Support (CSS) as a Senior EE.  I am now working as a PM (Program Manager) within the MOSS Product Group in Redmond (I have moved from Texas to Redmond).  Specifically…


August Cumulative Update guidance provided

The SharePoint Product Group has provided us with some further guidance on what is currently needed to build a server up so that it is running the most up-to-date code.  To get the details, read: http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2008/09/29/announcing-august-cumulative-update-for-office-sharepoint-server-2007-and-windows-sharepoint-services-3-0.aspx


Senior Dan…

Some of you may have noticed that in August my title changed to Senior Escalation Engineer.  As I look back over the past four years as an Escalation Engineer for SharePoint, I can’t say that I disagree… I certainly am old enough in this product to start getting some discounts at lunch :).  More seriously…


SharePoint on virtualization

You may have noticed the post on the SharePoint Team blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2008/08/18/update-on-virtualization-support-for-sharepoint-products-and-technologies.aspx) announcing support for Hyper-V based virtualization.  There are however many things to know about the extent of what is supported.  Obviously we will be supporting our own Hyper-V solution, but beyond that, we will also be supporting SharePoint running within SVVP certified solutions. …




Patching Presentation video is now available for download

We got the video of my patching presentation posted from the SharePoint 2008 conference.  There truely is a lot of great information here, and this download will be referenced from many Microsoft locations as a must see when it comes to patching SharePoint. Here are the links:   News Story – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc706878(TechNet.10).aspx   Download Link –…