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06.18.10

SharePoint Crashes

Posted in Microsoft, Office Suites, Servers at 1:42 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Fine new examples of the fragility of Microsoft lock-in systems

WE HAVE just created a new Wiki page about SharePoint. To this page we add this latest story of a SharePoint catastrophe. As Slashdot puts it:

snydeq writes “Microsoft’s latest Black Tuesday SharePoint patch is causing Windows SharePoint Servers to lock up, according to a report from InfoWorld. There does not appear to be a single solution to the problem, which Microsoft has yet to officially acknowledge. Compounding the problem is a bug that prevents patch KB 983444 from being uninstalled. ‘Patching gurus recommend that anyone who’s encountered this problem call Microsoft support and file a problem report. Immediately. Until the level of clamor reaches a critical point, Microsoft may not have sufficient impetus to fix the patch.’”

From the original article:

Admins report that a new Microsoft patch is causing SharePoint servers to fall over — and getting them back up isn’t easy

As we argued this morning, support for Mono from companies like Infragistics seeks to guarantee that GNU/Linux inherits the flawed architecture of Microsoft software. There is nothing to be admired in it.

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  1. Needs Sunlight said,

    June 19, 2010 at 1:31 pm

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    Setting aside the technical failure and its inherent inability to ever perform, what about the licensing?

    How many licenses are needed end-to-end from server to client, including the patches, updates, service packs, CALs and operating systems? And what do they boil down to in regards to handing over the keys to your data?

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