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I’m Speaking at SharePoint Saturday!

Posted by on April 23, 2013 at 9:00 pm.

It’s been far too long since I’ve posted, but now’s a good a time as any. I’m going to be speaking at both SharePoint Saturday Boston this Saturday (4/27) and also SharePoint Saturday Baltimore again this year (5/18).

Details on both are below. I know SPS Boston is already sold old (tickets went quick!) but I’ll make my slides and demo available after the event.

spsboston_logo SharePoint Saturday Boston
April 27th, 2013
www.spsboston.org
2012_SPS_Logo_300 SharePoint Saturday Baltimore
May 18th, 2013
www.sharepointsaturday.org/baltimore

SharePoint Versions and Updates

Posted by on August 8, 2012 at 3:19 pm.

One of the things I need to constantly reference in my day to day interactions with SharePoint are the various versions of the platform. This is especially helpful when performing upgrades or debugging content database versions and such during migrations.

Thus far I haven’t found a simple official chart by Microsoft on TechNet or otherwise that shows not only the version number for each SP version (although the latest versions are posted here). Even more, the few resources I’ve found only cover 2010 individually, and certainly not WSS/MOSS. However, Todd Carter has a brilliant blog post on all major SP versions for 2007 and 2010 I’ve referred to so many times I copied here below. I refer to it so much in fact that when he recently moved his blog and the page was unavailable for a day or so I was completely lost.

A big thanks to Todd for collecting this! I’ll try and keep it up to date with new releases as I hear about them. On a side note, at the time of this post (8/8/2012) I’ve been installing/recommending the February 2012 CU with SP1 for SharePoint 2010 although I’ve heard April refresh is great, I just have yet to try it.

SharePoint Versions:

SharePoint Foundation 2010
Release Version KB Download
RTM 14.0.4762.1000 n/a n/a
June 2010 CU 14.0.5114.5003 n/a n/a
Aug 2010 CU 14.0.5123.5000 2352346 download
Oct 2010 CU 14.0.5128.5000 2394323 download
Dec 2010 CU 14.0.5130.5002 2459125 download
Feb 2011 CU 14.0.5136.5002 2475880 download
April 2011 CU 14.0.5138.5001 2512804 download
Service Pack 1 14.0.6029.1000 2460058 download
June 2011 CU 14.0.6106.5000 2536601 n/a
June 2011 CU (Refresh) 14.0.6106.5002 2536601 download
Aug 2011 CU 14.0.6109.5002 2553117 download
Oct 2011 CU 14.0.6112.5000 2596508 download
Dec 2011 CU 14.0.6114.5000 2596998 download
Feb 2012 CU 14.0.6117.5002 2597132 download
April 2012 CU 14.0.6120.5000 2598321 n/a
April 2012 CU (Refresh) 14.0.6120.5006 2598321 download
June 2012 CU 14.0.6123.5002 2598373 download
August 2012 CU 14.0.6126.5000 2687355 download
October 2012 CU 14.0.6129.5000 2687566 download
December 2012 CU 14.0.6131.5001 2596957 download

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Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
Release Version KB Download
RTM 14.0.4762.1000 n/a n/a
June 2010 CU 14.0.5114.5003 n/a n/a
Aug 2010 CU 14.0.5123.5000 2352342 download
Oct 2010 CU 14.0.5128.2003 2394320 download
Dec 2010 CU 14.0.5130.5002 2459257 download
Feb 2011 CU 14.0.5136.5002 2475878 download
April 2011 CU 14.0.5138.5001 2512800 download
Service Pack 1 14.0.6029.1000 2460045 download
June 2011 CU 14.0.6106.5000 2536599 n/a
June 2011 CU (Refresh) 14.0.6106.5002 2536599 download
Aug 2011 CU 14.0.6109.5002 2553048 download
Oct 2011 CU 14.0.6112.5000 2596505 download
Dec 2011 CU 14.0.6114.5000 2597014 download
Feb 2012 CU 14.0.6117.5002 2597150 download
April 2012 CU 14.0.6120.5000 2598151 n/a
April 2012 CU (Refresh) 14.0.6120.5006 2598151 download
June 2012 CU 14.0.6123.5002 2598354 download
August 2012 CU 14.0.6126.5000 2687353 download
October 2012 CU 14.0.6129.5003 2687564 download

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WSS 3.0
Release Version KB Download
RTM 12.0.4518.1016 n/a n/a
Public DST 12.0.6039.5000 934525 n/a
SP1 12.0.6219.1000 936988 n/a
Post SP1 (Jan) (Global) 12.0.6300.5000 941422 download
Post SP1 (Jan) 12.0.6300.5000 941653 download
Post SP1 (Feb) 12.0.6303.5000 948945 download
Post SP1 (Feb) (Global) 12.0.6304.5000 949399 download
Post SP1 (Mar) (Global) 12.0.6305.5000 949749 download
Post SP1 (Mar) (Global) 12.0.6306.5000 949956 download
Post SP1 (Mar) (Global) 12.0.6307.5000 950279 download
Post SP1 (Mar) (Global) 12.0.6308.5000 950484 download
Post SP1 (May) (Global) 12.0.6314.5000 952288 download
Post SP1 (May) 12.0.6314.5000 952292 download
Post SP1 (May) (Global) 12.0.6315.5000 952698 download
Post SP1 (May) (Global) 12.0.6316.5000 953137 download
Post SP1 (June) (Global) 12.0.6317.5000 953473 download
Post SP1 (June) 12.0.6317.5000 953484 download
Infra Update (Global) 12.0.6318.5000 951695 download
Post SP1 (July) 12.0.6324.5000 955594 download
Post SP1 (AAM) 12.0.6324.5001 956248 download
Aug CU (Global) 12.0.6327.5000 956057 download
Aug CU 12.0.6327.5000 957109 download
Oct CU (Global) 12.0.6332.5000 957691 download
Dec COD (Global) 12.0.6335.5000 959644 download
Dec CU 12.0.6335.5000 960010 download
Dec COD (Global) 12.0.6336.5001 961175 download
Feb 2009 CU 12.0.6341.5000 961755 download
SP2 12.0.6421.1000 953338 n/a
April 2009 CU 12.0.6504.5000 968850 download
Jun 2009 CU 12.0.6510.5001 971538 download
Aug 2009 CU 12.0.6514.5004 973400 download
Oct 2009 CU 12.0.6520.5000 974989 download
Dec 2009 CU 12.0.6524.5000 977027 download
Feb 2010 CU 12.0.6529.5000 978396 download
April 2010 CU 12.0.6535.5002 981043 download
Jun 2010 CU 12.0.6539.5000 983311 download
Aug 2010 CU 12.0.6545.5001 2276474 download
Oct 2010 CU 12.0.6548.5000 2412268 download
Dec 2010 CU 12.0.6550.5002 2458606 download
Feb 2011 CU 12.0.6554.5000 2475886 download
April 2011 CU 12.0.6557.5000 2512783 download
June 2011 CU 12.0.6562.5000 2544399 download
Aug 2011 CU 12.0.6565.5001 2553022 download
SP3 12.0.6608.1000 2526305 download
Oct 2011 CU 12.0.6654.5000 2596541 download
Dec 2011 CU 12.0.6656.5000 2596987 download
Feb 2012 CU 12.0.6658.5000 2597959 download
April 2012 CU 12.0.6661.5000 2598130 download
June 2012 CU 12.0.6662.5000 2687257 download
August 2012 CU 12.0.6665.5000 2687331 download

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MOSS 2007
Release Version KB Download
RTM 12.0.4518.1016 n/a n/a
Public DST 12.0.6034.5000 937832 n/a
SP1 12.0.6219.1000 936984 n/a
Post SP1 (Jan) (Global) 12.0.6300.5000 942819 download
Post SP1 (Jan) (Global) 12.0.6301.5000 945089 download
Post SP1 (Jan) (Global) 12.0.6301.5000 941274 download
Post SP1 (Feb) (Global) 12.0.6303.5000 948947 download
Post SP1 (Feb) (Global) 12.0.6304.5000 949402 download
Post SP1 (Mar) (Global) 12.0.6306.5000 949955 download
Post SP1 (Mar) (Global) 12.0.6307.5000 950280 download
Post SP1 (Mar) (Global) 12.0.6307.5000 950292 download
Post SP1 (Mar) (Global) 12.0.6308.5000 950487 download
Post SP1 (May) (Global) 12.0.6314.5000 952294 download
Post SP1 (May) (Global) 12.0.6315.5000 952704 download
Post SP1 (May) (Global) 12.0.6316.5000 953138 download
Post SP1 (June) (Global) 12.0.6317.5000 953471 download
Infra Update (Global) 12.0.6318.5000 951297 download
Post SP1 (July) (Global) 12.0.6324.5000 955593 download
Post SP1 (July) 12.0.6324.5000 955586 download
Exel Security fix (Global) 12.0.6317.5000 953397 download
Aug CU (Global) 12.0.6327.5000 956056 download
Oct CU 12.0.6331.5000 957693 download
Oct CU 12.0.6331.5000 958569 download
Dec COD (Global) 12.0.6335.5000 959637 download
Dec CU 12.0.6335.5000 960011 download
Dec COD 12.0.6336.5001 961176 download
Dec COD 12.0.6336.5002 963022 download
Feb 2009 CU 12.0.6341.5001 961756 download
SP2 12.0.6421.1000 953334 n/a
April 2009 CU 12.0.6504.5000 968851 download
Jun 2009 CU 12.0.6510.5003 971537 download
Aug 2009 CU 12.0.6514.5002 973399 download
Oct 2009 CU 12.0.6520.5000 974988 download
Dec 2009 CU 12.0.6524.5001 977026 download
Feb 2010 CU 12.0.6529.5000 978395 download
April 2010 CU 12.0.6535.5002 981042 download
Jun 2010 CU 12.0.6539.5000 983310 download
Aug 2010 CU 12.0.6545.5001 2276472 download
Oct 2010 CU 12.0.6548.5000 2412267 download
Dec 2010 CU 12.0.6550.5000 2458605 download
Feb 2011 CU 12.0.6554.5000 2475885 download
April 2011 CU 12.0.6557.5000 2512782 download
June 2011 CU 12.0.6562.5000 2544398 download
Aug 2011 CU 12.0.6565.5000 2553020 download
SP3 12.0.6608.1000 2526299 download
Oct 2011 CU 12.0.6654.5002 2596540 download
Dec 2011 CU 12.0.6656.5001 2596986 download
Feb 2012 CU 12.0.6658.5000 2597958 download
April 2012 CU 12.0.6661.5000 2598129 download
June 2012 CU 12.0.6662.5000 2687256 download
August 2012 CU 12.0.6645.5001 2276472 download

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Behind the SharePoint Person Placeholder Image

Posted by on October 19, 2011 at 2:10 pm.

I had heard a rumor a while ago the default user placeholder image was actually a silhouette of Bill Gates. Specifically I had heard it was originally a college or high school yearbook photo from way back when. However, it looks like it’s actually from his mug shot after being arrested for speeding!

silhoutte1     bill-gates-mug-shot

Hilarious! Who would have know? Confirmed by Ars Technica, Wikipedia, and a few other blogs with comparison photos. You can see the outline image in the Outlook Social Connector as well.

Multiple File Uploads in SharePoint 2010

Posted by on March 25, 2011 at 11:27 am.

Working on a project recently I noticed some users had varying experiences with the ‘Upload Multiple Documents’ feature. When uploading documents to a document library there’s an option to upload multiple files (also in the 2010 ribbon).

When selecting this option, most users will then see the following modal window in their browser – essentially drag and drop functionality for managing SharePoint files:

UploadMultipleFiles-modal

However, this is not universally the case. As I discovered, this is only the view for users who have Microsoft Office 2010 installed on their machine as well. The drag and drop feature is basically a Silverlight control so Silverlight is required, but so is Office 2010.

If users have Office 2003 or 2007 installed locally, they’ll see a different file browser all together. Instead of using Silverlight it uses an ActiveX control to display local machine files. Users can still upload multiple files, they just need to select each file individually. Local files appear in a hierarchy organization where you can choose which files to use:

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It’s still pretty effective, but not as cool as 2010. A neat work around I typically recommend to preserve the user experience and keep the familiar ‘Drag and Drop’ concept is the Windows Explorer or SharePoint Workspaces options. Using the ribbon in a document library, users can select the ‘Open With Explorer’ option to drag and drop local files to and from SharePoint 2010 document libraries.

Also many thanks to this MSDN discussion thread on this feature to help clear up confusion. With all the cool features in Office 2010 and it’s close ties to SharePoint 2010, I’d definitely recommend upgrading users to Office 2010 with SharePoint 2010. If you don’t have that luxury, at least you have options. Smile

Windows PowerShell: Quick Reference

Posted by on January 26, 2011 at 1:37 pm.

I was working on a project today and had the question of where to find good PowerShell resources come up. Here are a couple of good references for Windows PowerShell I found online. Once you start using it a bit more and get some training, these will really come in handy!

PowerShell is pretty powerful which is awesome, and potentially dangerous, but a great tool. Hope these help!