What’s New in RC0?

The question came up, "what's new with this release of KN?"  And so here's the answer, in addition to being more stable, which is the main goal of most subsequent releases, it adds the list below.  As a Release Candidate, hence the designation "RC0" this is our first build that we feel is stable enough to be the final code.  Pending your feedback and assuming that this code will be stable we will rerelease this code as the Release To Web (RTW) version.  If we get significant feedback that there are issues with this build we will fix those and then release it again as RC1.  But we feel pretty confident that this is the one.  So enjoy! 

This release features the following enhancements:

·  Back-off functionality to improve your experience when you are performing activities on your machine

·  Various performance enhancements on both the client and server

·  Improved keyword quality and generation

·  An inner-circle web part that highlights people closest to you and are most likely to assist with your query

Comments (5)
  1. Ben Denison says:

    When trying to setup the database I get the following in the Event Log:

    Application synchronization failed for Microsoft.Office.Server.SocialNetwork.Administration.KNSharedService.

    Reason: Failed to load user profile properties. A SQL error occurred.

    Techinal Support Details:

    Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileException: Failed to load user profile properties. A SQL error occurred.

      at Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.PropertyCollection._LoadProperties()

      at Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.PropertyCollection..ctor(SRPSite site, Boolean fIncludeSection)

      at Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.PropertyCollection..ctor(SRPSite site)

      at Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileConfigManager.GetProperties()

      at Microsoft.Office.Server.SocialNetwork.Administration.KNSPSDataPublishJobHandler.CreatePropertyInSPSIfNotExists(ServerContext context)

      at Microsoft.Office.Server.SocialNetwork.Administration.KNSharedApplication.Synchronize()

      at Microsoft.Office.Server.Administration.SharedResourceProvider.SynchronizeApplications(SharedComponentSecurity sharedApplicationSecurity)

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

  2. Ilja Summala says:

    Do you have a P2P support forum? I found a bug where Client startup fails with a user who has had logon name / legacyexchangedn changed in the past, and KN client cannot find the user in the address book.

  3. Jan Lange says:

    When publishing my profile to the server I get these errors:

    The description for Event ID ( 26215 ) in Source ( Office SharePoint Server ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: Unable to cast object of type ‘Microsoft.Office.Server.SocialNetwork.ExternalContact’ to type ‘Microsoft.Office.Server.SocialNetwork.ResolvedContact’.,    at Microsoft.Office.Server.SocialNetwork.WebService.ProfileService.GetUser(String userAlias)

      at Microsoft.Office.Server.SocialNetwork.WebService.ProfileService.UpdateBrokerSettings(String userAlias, Int32 count).

    System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException: System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException: Unable to cast object of type ‘Microsoft.Office.Server.SocialNetwork.ExternalContact’ to type ‘Microsoft.Office.Server.SocialNetwork.ResolvedContact’.

      at Microsoft.Office.Server.SocialNetwork.WebService.ProfileService.UpdateBrokerSettings(String userAlias, Int32 count)

      at System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol.ReadResponse(SoapClientMessage message, WebResponse response, Stream responseStream, Boolean asyncCall)

      at System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol.Invoke(String methodName, Object[] parameters)

      at Microsoft.Office.SocialNetwork.Interfaces.ProfileService.UpdateBrokerSettings(String userAlias, Int32 count)

      at Microsoft.Office.SocialNetwork.UploadProfileTask.UpdateBrokerSettings(ProfileService service)

      at Microsoft.Office.SocialNetwork.UploadProfileTask.Synchronize(ProfileService service)

      at Microsoft.Office.SocialNetwork.UploadProfileTask.Execute(Scheduler scheduler)

    Any suggestions ?

  4. Kevin Dostalek says:

    I’ve been using/testing this build for a month and everything has worked great.  But now that I’ve added a few others in the enterprise to the testing mix, we now get the following error when any of us try and access any one elses (that is a member of KN) profile page (note: no problems with people that are not members of KN accessing a member’s profile page):


    The "PortraitInCommon" Web Part appears to be causing a problem.  The requested Performance Counter is not a customer counter, it has to be initialized as ReadOnly.

    Followed by the link to the web parts maintainence page (not if you close/remove that web part, then all is fine).

    Any suggestions?

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