One of the larger disappointments I have had this summer is the number of crashes using the new Content matrix from metalogix seems to deliver when moving simple WebApps and Site Collections from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2013. I mean simple like having a single Custom Site definition, a few Custom WebParts, with lots of ECM using Choice Site Columns and Custom Content types and all Branding is already deployed
Its almost embarrassing except that I designed and deployed all of the hardware from the SAN Configuration to the F5 Load Balancers and all hardware in between. In addition, I scripted the entire build for DEV, UAT, and PRD and luckily we rocked during the last two migrations one using of all tools Bulk List migrator from Bamboo Solutions and the last time using metelagix SSMM.
I guess my concern is: though metalogix is now one of the dominant players in SharePoint the quality of the migration tools from them seem diminished. I have multiple crashes per day, failure to move simple pieces of content like list items and documents, where it will now take three iterations per job in order to finally get it right.
As much as I dislike having to learn additional tools as there is never enough time I will begin testing MetaViz this weekend and I am greatly saddened that I would have to do so. But on with the show, I realize it makes sense to have a common interface for all of the metelogix products, I would only beg them to not do so at the cost of the value of the products in their own right.. I will let you know how this all works out in the next few weeks. As we have an end date of March 2013…
This project also includes building a One World taxonomy and is takes getting a lot of people together to mostly agree on the majority of the terms your business will be using. We did a great Job in 2008 with the Global Communications Group in charge of technical Publications, Translation and more, now we just have to do the same for the rest of the company and support multiple languages with follow the sun data centers. So its all kinds of fun and march is not very far off.
I am sure I will be sending out another Blog or two this week but just in case you don’t have a chance to read those have a Very Happy Halloween
Property Promotion and Demotion
Over the next couple of weeks I will be building a SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010, and SharePoint 2013 VMs.. Then using Office 2010 and Office 2013, moving documents between the three SharePoint Environments while using 2 separate content types with several site columns on all 3 environments. I will be making video logs and posting them on Youtube.
The only reason I am doing so is because I see so many people on the forums still have a very difficult time of getting there metadata to either promote top SharePoint or Demote into the documents correctly and I have not had an issue with this since SharePoint 2007 and Office 2003. The funny part is when I ask a forums guest if they have downloaded the 250 files he receives from his employees with the correct metadata embedded in the properties of the document the only reply I receive is it used to work in SharePoint 2007. the first video should be out no later than the end of the week with the second to quickly follow. At the end I am going to break property promotion and demotion on purpose, just for fun…
This week on Channel 9…..SharePoint 2013!
Microsoft Premier Support UK – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspremuk/
Documents – SharePoint Technologies
SharePoint 2013 Links, Downloads and Resources
Downloads – SharePoint Technologies
SharePoint Server 2013 Preview http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/evalcenter/hh973397
New KB’s Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
MS12-050: Description of the security update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: July 10, 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2596911
SharePoint Designer 2010 – None this month
Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 – None this month
Its been an awesome month starting with the public release of SharePoint Server 2013, Windows Server 2012 RC, Visual Studio 2012 RC, and the RTM of SQL Server 2012. 2012 is shaping up to be an awesome year thank you Microsoft.
Just a quick update on my upcoming speaking schedule with more details to be provided soon…
SharePoint Saturday Redmond WA. September 22nd 2012
As I mentioned I will provide more details after the September 1st when the first draft of the second edition of Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2013 with O’Reilly is due…
A recent, isolated issue was discovered in the SharePoint 2010 Products April 2012 Cumulative Update that could result in an HTTP 500 error when users delete objects to include documents, lists, and Webs and a new object is created using the same path where the original object remains in the Recycle Bin.
The following packages were affected:
KB2598151 – SharePoint Server Package
KB2598152 – Project Server Package
KB2598321 – SharePoint Foundation Package
KB2598304 – Wss-x-none.msp
This issue has been resolved in the revised packages. The revised packages include support for resolving issues related to the originally published updates.
SharePoint Foundation 2010
SharePoint Server 2010
We recommend that you test hotfixes before you deploy them in a production environment. Because the builds are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and security updates that were included in the previous SharePoint Server 2010 update package releases.
Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 cumulative update package (SharePoint server-package): April 24, 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2598151
For this year’s SPSDenver event, we will be having two full days – a SharePoint Friday hosted by COSPUG on November 11th and a SharePoint Saturday on November 12th. Like always, we’ll have many MVPs plus some SharePoint Certified Masters (MCMs) and some popular speakers from around the country who you are sure to love. We plan to make this an amazing event with tons of great information, great speakers, great food, great sponsors, and lots of fun before, during, and after.
Registration for SharePoint Friday and Saturday Denver 2011 is now open. Space is limited to 350 for Friday and Saturday, and then ShareSki has a limit of 50 on Sunday: http://spsdenver2011.eventbrite.com/
Also don’t forget about SPSUtah the next event SharePoint Saturday in Utah You can register at http://spsutah.eventbrite.com or by clicking on the registration link to the right. Tell your friends and your co-workers to sign up now to reserve their spot for this inaugural (and free) event!
In addition,I hope to see you all at the SharePoint Saturday in Austin. Come spend a day at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center with fellow SharePoint users, enthusiasts, experts, and collaborators.
And bring the whole team.
The company or organization that brings the most team members will win a $250 SharePint tab at the time and location of your choice. If the winning team brings a CxO/Principal along, we’ll bump the tab up to $500.
SharePoint Saturdays ROCKs. it’s a chance for all of us to interact with all of the other SharePoint people in each city and answer questions and help more folks learn SharePoint and enhance the skills of those already proficient.
SharePoint Technologies News
NetHope uses SharePoint to help 33 Leading Humanitarian Organizations share best practices.
When natural disasters occur, the ability to coordinate relief efficiently and effectively is critical. Responders are faced with a challenging environment that includes increasing complexity of inter-agency coordination, damaged and limited communications infrastructure, outdated or paper-based mapping/topography information, and difficulty in disseminating information quickly (both between the various response participants and the public). These challenges have been compounded by the increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters as well as deepening global inter-dependencies occurring in the last decade. http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blog/Pages/BlogPost.aspx?pID=998
OpsVault — Operate and Optimize IT http://www.opsvault.com/
Microsoft Premier Support UK – Site Home – TechNet Blogs ttp://blogs.technet.com/b/mspremuk/
SharePoint Technologies Documents
SharePoint Technologies Downloads
October 2011 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released
The product group have released the delayed August 2011 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. Be aware that the October Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 is a Post-SP1 hotfix. That means that you should ensure that SP1 is installed before the October CU. http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2011/10/29/october-2011-cu-for-sharepoint-2010-has-been-released.aspx
Microsoft Internet Information Server Download CENTER
This is your single source for finding Microsoft Internet Information Services tools, samples, extensions, filters and modules created by Microsoft and the IIS community. http://www.iis.net/downloads
SharePoint Technologies New KB’s
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
The thesaurus is not applied when you perform a search after you type text in the "All of these words" text box or in the "The exact phrase" text box in SharePoint Server 2007 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970010
You cannot delete certain site collections in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968787
Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package (Sts.msp): August 25, 2009 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973450
Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package (Sts-x-none.msp): December 27, 2009 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978210
Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package (Sts-x-none.msp, Wssmui-en-us.msp): February 23, 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977731
Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Cumulative Update Server Hotfix Package (WSS server-package): April 30, 2009 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968850
Error message when you try to manage a site collection in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or in SharePoint Server 2007: "User cannot be found" http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950438
Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package: February 22, 2008 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948957
How to use the new "renamesite" operation to change the URL of a host-named site collection in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939535
One-time timer jobs in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or in SharePoint Server 2007 are delayed by at least one hour when the jobs are scheduled to occur during daylight saving time (DST) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938663
When the database status for a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site collection has been set to offline, you may be unable to find items that are saved in the site collection http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938569
Error message when you try to connect to a site in a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site collection: "HTTP 500 – Internal server error" http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937038
Error message when you try to connect to a site in a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site collection after you configure a document library to inherit permissions: "HTTP 500 – Internal server error" http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935958
Issues that may occur when you use the volume shadow copy service (VSS) reference writer in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935605
A file that is attached to an e-mail message is not put in a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 document library http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934882
Error message when you try to install a feature in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: "The ‘UserSelectionMode’ attribute is not allowed"
The Web File Properties dialog box displays incorrect properties for a document that is saved in a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 document library
You cannot disable VSAPI scans when you schedule manual scans of content in SharePoint Server 2007 and in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
A default column value is saved to a document regardless of the content type of the document in a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 document library
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 does not comply with daylight saving time in Western Australia for the years 2006 to 2009
One or more custom programs do not finish successfully when you run multiple custom programs that use the BreakRoleInheritance function in the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 object model http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932056
You cannot select the values for a custom field when you try to edit the properties on the FldEditEx.aspx page on a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Web site http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932055
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package (Dlc-x-none.msp): December 15, 2009 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977024
Error message when you access an Office SharePoint Server 2007 site by clicking “View My Site” in Office Outlook: "User not found" http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980478
The Search Results page does not display the Items in a shared folder in Office SharePoint Server 2007 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980083
No search results are returned when you search for content in an Office SharePoint Server 2007 site that contains German umlauts in the URL http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979157
Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package (Offfiltx-x-none.msp): December 15, 2009 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977265
You have to wait two hours for RSS Viewer Web Part to display the changes in an Office SharePoint document list http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982191
The Copy option in Office SharePoint 2007 site manager is not hidden for users who are not listed as site collection administrators http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982200
You experience search related errors after you enable "Use a dedicated web front end computer for crawling" setting in Office SharePoint Server 2007 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981452
No results are returned when you search for German compound words or for German compound names in SharePoint Server 2007 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950439
A document library or a list is not returned in the search results when you use an SQL query to sort search results in SharePoint Server 2007 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937775
Some documents are not returned in the search results when you search for content that contains particular Chinese Traditional characters in SharePoint Server 2007 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937039
Users who are color-blind cannot distinguish between the red presence icons and the green presence icons on a SharePoint Server 2007 site http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936865
Sites that require forms-based authentication or cookie-based authentication are not crawled in SharePoint Server 2007 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934577
No documents are returned in the search results when a user searches for Lotus Notes content in SharePoint Server 2007 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933939
A URL that contains an extra slash mark may take longer to open on a server that is running SharePoint Server 2007 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932918
Complex remote links are not crawled when the links are in the same SharePoint Server 2007 portal http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932901
You cannot crawl case-sensitive Web content in SharePoint Server 2007 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932619
SharePoint Server Foundation 2010
SharePoint 2010: Filter Web Parts added to site pages are not visible http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2623582
SharePoint: Impact of Duplicate Key error during site import or Content Deployment http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2625226
SharePoint Server 2010
RSS Viewer Web Part does not update or refresh asynchronously http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2627267
SharePoint 2010: Crawls get paused if the crawl components temp folder is deleted http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2628230
SharePoint 2010: Access Denied when accessing a page with unique permissions http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2627151
SharePoint: Office client integration errors when no root site exists http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2625462
"Changes could not be saved into the document" error message when you create a new site that is based on a saved site template from a SharePoint Server 2010 site that contains signed InfoPath forms http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982252
The Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article links are incorrect in the SharePoint Health Analyzer (SPHA) health report for the Simplified Chinese version of SharePoint Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2532995
"User modifications to the SharePoint content database" error message when you upgrade a SharePoint Server 2007 content database to SharePoint Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982579
The Microsoft.Office.SecureStoreService.dll file installed by SharePoint Server 2010 cannot be found in the "Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\ISAPI" folder http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982263
The Excel Services Application for SharePoint 2010 does not load or display workbooks http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981293
Error message when you delete a user in the source collection and then try to perform an incremental deployment in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010: "Your changes conflict with those made concurrently by another user" http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980517
You cannot visit any site collection from an Office SharePoint Server 2007 content database after you attach the content database to a SharePoint Server 2010 environment http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981910
SharePoint 2010: Metadata field values not saved on imported sites http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2622517
SharePoint 2010: Missing stored procedure error after installation of SP1 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2635071
SharePoint Designer 2010
None this month
SharePoint Designer 2007
Description of the Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Cumulative Update server hotfix package (Fpsrvutl-x-none.msp): February 23, 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980207