Tag: SP2010

Download links for Office Server 2010 and #SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 2 (#SP2) Packages

SharePoint Service Pack 2 (SP2) has been officially released. It was published on 21st July 2013 and contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Please refer the SP2 change list for complete list of fixed issues.

This service pack includes all cumulative updates (CU) from June 2011 till April 2013 and public updates (PU) from July 2011 till May 2013 which were released after Service Pack 1 (SP1)

To download, please click the following links.

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 2 KB2687453
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Service Pack 2 KB2687464
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Language Pack Service Pack 2 KB2687466
Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Service Pack 2 KB2687446
Microsoft Search Server 2010 Service Pack 2 KB2687461
Microsoft 2010 Server Language Pack Service Pack 2 KB2687462
Microsoft Office Web Apps Service Pack 2 KB2687470
Microsoft SharePoint and Project Server 2010 Service Pack 2 KB2687452
Microsoft Groove Server 2010 Service Pack 2 KB2687448
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Indexing Connector for Documentum Service Pack 2 KB2687459
Microsoft Duet Enterprise for SharePoint and SAP Service Pack 2 KB2687445
Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit) KB2687463
Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit) KB2687463

Please note June 2013 CU is not included and has to be installed separately. To download it, please click the following links.

SharePoint Foundation 2010 June 2013 CU

SharePoint Server 2010 June 2013 CU

Thanks for reading and have a nice day. Cheers


How to create multilingual user experience in SharePoint 2010

This post describes how we can create multilingual user experience in SharePoint 2010. Let’s say we’ve a site named “HR” and under that site we’ve a document library called “Leave Requests”.

Let’s assume we’ve both English and Arabic users we’ve been asked to give them interface in their respective languages, creating variations for site and creating two separate lists is an option but then we’ll have to manage two lists and deal with them separately and most importantly variation only works with Publishing sites. Now there is another option and a better one for this type of scenarios which is Multi-lingual user interface (MUI).

MUI simply allows us to select a display language so after we configure it, users can just simply change their display language and all out-of-the-box stuff will be displayed in the respective language and we can also very easily translate custom columns, menus and stuff. From a developer’s point of view it is same as localizing content in Asp .NET using resource files but this time we don’t have to create them (More benefits of multilingual user interface).

Okay enough talking let’s see this in action.

Step 1: Download and install the desired language pack

Step 2: Rerun the SharePoint Product and Technologies configuration wizard

Step 3: Now let’s go to HR site settings

Step 4: Let’s go in to Language settings under Site Administration

SharePoint 2010 Site Administration

Step 5: Select Arabic and click ok

SharePoint 2010 Language Settings

Step 6: Now we should be able to see Select Display Language in User Settings menu.

SharePoint 2010 Display Language

Step 7: Let’s go to Leave Request library in our HR site and select Arabic and see what happens

SharePoint 2010 Arabic MUI View

Step 8: Okay now we can the interface is in Arabic, let’s relax for a while but wait the list title “Leave Requests” is still in English as well the title of default view “All Documents”, we can easily change them. Let’s go to Library setting and then General settings and replace the English title with its Arabic counterpart.

SharePoint 2010 Editing List name MUI

Step 9: Now we can see the list name is appearing in Arabic and we’ll go in English we can see it’s the English one because SharePoint keep them in resource files, we can also change view name, menus, quick launch and custom column names like this as well. (More details on what’s supported and what’s not on)

Step 10: Now changing titles and other stuff might be cumbersome if we keep going in to settings just to change title and to avoid this we can export translation which will give us the resource file, we can very easily edit it using Visual Studio or any other xml editor and translate our content and then upload it again by importing translations. Let’s go to Site settings and then Language settings to export translation.

SharePoint 2010 Site Administration Export Translations

Step 11: Let’s select Arabic and export, afterwards we’ll get a prompt to save resource file for our site, we can then edit it and upload it back.

SharePoint 2010 Exporting Translation for MUI

That’s all for now my friends, thanks for reading. I hope you find this post useful.