Windows 10 Technical Preview Hotfixes…

There are a few updates that were released for Windows 10 Preview (build 10049) today that might be of benefit to you. Like all hotfixes – if you’re not suffering from the issue or don’t require a particular feature, don’t install the hotfix.

Nevertheless, the two that were released are:

– Hyper-V cannot be enabled – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3053898
– Outlook might not index new emails – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3053902

I’m guessing that most folks aren’t using the Hyper-V capability, but the Outlook index of new e-mails is probably helpful for anyone that presses control-e and searches within the Outlook client.

EBS Hotfix for SharePoint 2010

So somehow I missed a tweet from Rob D’Oria, but apparently there’s an External BLOB Storage (EBS) hotfix that is necessary for SharePoint 2010 environments using EBS that was released back on September 7, 2010 with KB number 2398734.  The hotfix was primarily built to address the following EBS issues:

A customized external binary large object (BLOB) storage provider (EBS Provider) crashes the worker process (W3wp.exe) when you perform one of the following actions:

– You upload a file through the Windows Explorer view or through the Microsoft FrontPage remote procedure call (RPC).
– You upload files by using the Multi-File upload control.
– You create a publishing site.

The hotfix also addresses a scheduled password change process issue:

The scheduled password-change process fails when you try to use the automatic password change feature for a SharePoint farm service account. This issue occurs when the service account is not a member of the local Administrators group in Windows.

After installing the hotfix, be sure to run the SharePoint Configuration Wizard to ensure that it is absorbed into the rich ether of your SharePoint fiber. Smile

And on a side note, this hotfix does not seem to be a part of the October 2010 Cumulative Updates for either SharePoint Foundation Server or SharePoint Server.

Thanks again to Rob for the tip!

Office Communicator 2007 R2 January CU

For those of you that leverage Office Communicator 2007 R2, you might be happy to know that Microsoft has released a cumulative update to fix a few of the integration problems between Communicator and Office 2007 and seems to work with the Office 2010 Beta 2 software for all you early adopters out there.

Like other cumulative updates the package contains hotfixes previously released to ensure that you’re not having to patch together several different patch packages (we’re living in 2010 remember, patch management processes have been ironed out).  The core three issues that this CU includes that go above and beyond the hotfixes previously released include:

More information about the package can be read at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976135

or if you just want to download the package immediately for application to your system

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Hotfix KB 976135

Upon completion of this installation your Communicator R2 application will be running at version 3.5.6907.83