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…

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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…

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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

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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,…

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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…

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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

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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…

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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. …

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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 –…

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