Archive for March, 2011

Microsoft SharePoint Online Code Analysis Framework (MSOCAF)

March 18, 2011

At Microsoft SharePoint Online, as a part of the validation and verification process, a tool is used: MSOCAF.

“MSOCAF analysis executes a set of rules against the custom solutions, prior to submission for deployment approval into the pre-production and production environments. The MSOCAF application is built using an extensible framework so that the SharePoint Online engineering team can add new rules and/or plug-ins in the future. Code analysis within MSOCAF focuses on areas like memory management, security vulnerabilities, exception management, object model usage, quality gates for unsupported features and reporting. The framework leverages existing tools like FxCop, CAT.Net, and SPDisposeCheck to analyze custom solutions. “

Now you can use it yourself too!



Visual Studio 2010 SP1 available (including TFS 2010)

March 18, 2011

The Visual Studio team have released the first service pack for VS 2010 and TFS 2010.

VS 2010
Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1

TFS 2010
Team Foundation Server 2010 Service Pack 1

Why it this SP1 so relevant for SharePoint 2010? We now have .Net Framework 3.5 Unit testing. I’ll let you figure this one out 😉
( here is a hint.

SharePoint 2010 February 2011 CU

March 18, 2011

The SharePoint 2010 Feburary 2011 CU is available.

KB2475880: The full server package for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010
Download link

KB2475878: The full server package for SharePoint Server 2010 and contains also the MSF2010 fixes so you need only this one package.
Download link

Important for all Server Applications listed above:
After applying the preceding updates, run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard or “psconfig –cmd upgrade –inplace b2b -wait” in command line. This needs to be done on all servers in the farm with SharePoint installed. You can run psconfig in parallel on all SharePoint machines.

We have with our February CU also a SharePoint Designer 2010 hotfix package available.

KB2496947: Description of the SharePoint Designer 2010 hotfix package (spd-x-none.msp): February 22, 2011
Download link
Please be sure that you take the right binary version because we have 32bit and 64bit available.

Also available for MOSS 2007 and WSS v3.0:


March 8, 2011

Small update to the blog. Liked this dilbert: