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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AAM issue with Infrastructure Update

Please notice that the Infrastructure Update KB has been updated to include the following:     Known issues discovered after release of this update    Installing the Infrastructure Update in a SharePoint farm that uses Alternate Access Mapping with a    reverse proxy or a network load balancer, such as in an extranet deployment, may cause some…

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Major SharePoint 2007 update released…

It was just announced over on the SharePoint Team blog:    http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2008/07/15/announcing-availability-of-infrastructure-updates.aspx This is an important update and is publically downloadable using the links on the SharePoint team’s blog entry.  We are recommending that all customers apply these updates.  Please schedule a time to test them in your test enviornments, and also time for production upgrades. …

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Updated statement from Microsoft on custom site definitions

http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?id=898631 Here’s the meat, I have highlighted the key points: Supported scenarios When you work with custom site definitions or custom area definitions, the following scenarios are supported: • To create a custom site definition or a custom area definition, you copy an existing site definition or an existing area definition, and then you rename…

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