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  • Blog Post: Announcing Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate (RC) – formerly known as Visual Studio 11 – is now available for download ! Jason Zander’s blog has a lot of great information on all the exciting changes we have made, including improvements to setup. I encourage you to download and...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Managed Bootstrapper Applications

    Now that WiX v3.6 has been released , I introduce the managed bootstrapper application (MBA) interoperability layer. It’s been available for a while actually, and if you’ve installed any builds of WiX v3.6, or the Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0 Developer Preview you’ve seen it in action. While Burn – the...
  • Blog Post: Detection keys for .NET Framework 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010

    Now that Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 have been released, developers may wonder how to detect them on the system. As with previous releases, we support registry detection of either product family and Windows Installer component detection for Visual Studio. Detecting either product...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 RC and Visual Studio 2010 RC Available Now

    Announced yesterday for MSDN subscribers , the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidates are available today for everyone to download . Feedback on VS2010 RC has been great, and we hope you agree. Feel free to provide feedback about your installation and development experience...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 Released

    As announced on Soma’s blog this morning, Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and the .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 have been released to MSDN Subscribers and will be available for everyone on Wednesday. Visual Studio 2010 boasts a great new user interface with better contrast and lots of UI elements that...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Beta 1 should be removed before upgrading to Windows 7

    If you have been beta testing Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Beta 1 , we recommend you install a fresh copy of Windows 7 on your machine. Alternatively, you may also choose to uninstall Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 and .NET 4.0 Beta 1 prior to upgrading to Win7. Microsoft Windows 7 is available to MSDN and...
  • Blog Post: Detecting Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1

    The Visual Studio 2008 RTM and SP1 detection keys are largely the same as the Visual Studio 2005 SP1 detection keys , and are documented below. But there is a caveat for released and upcoming versions: the shared detection value can be overwritten by an older installation of the same release. For...
  • Blog Post: Updated log collection utility available for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 Beta 1

    Last Monday we shipped Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 and .NET Framework 4.0 Beta 1 to MSDN customers, and made them publicly available Wednesday. More information about Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 are available on MSDN , and Aaron Stebner has a good collection of direct links . While we have...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft VS/.NET Log Collection Tool

    Using the Collect Utility If you encounter any setup issues, we will need all relevant logs. Please follow the instructions below to collect all those logs. Download collect.exe from the link below. You may choose to save the tool for later use, or to run directly. The utility creates...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft .NET 1.x and Visual Studio 7.x patches may fail to uninstall

    When attempting to uninstall a patch from the products listed in the Applies To section below, the following error may occur. Internal Error 2771. M953297 The last part of the error message will vary with each patch, where the last 6 digits are the knowledge base article related to the patch. Applies...
  • Blog Post: Windows Installer XML (WiX) v3 Beta Released

    Since plans were made to ship WiX v3 in the box for Visual Studio 2010, the WiX working group has been working on fixing all outstanding bugs in the WiX v3 code base. Bob Arnson uploaded packages last week as a test on SourceForge and this week the following installation packages were uploaded on the...
  • Blog Post: Help Improve the .NET Framework Deployment Experience

    My colleague Peter Marcu , who is leading the development effort on the new deployment experience for the .NET Framework, is seeking information from our developer customers how you deploy the .NET Framework for your applications. If you’re a developer who requires and needs to deploy the .NET Framework...
  • Blog Post: ISA Proxy Client may be required to download VS 2008 SP1

    If you're on a network that uses Microsoft ISA Server or another proxy server, you may have problems downloading Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 . The error dialog displays the following. The installation failed with the follow message: Fatal error during installation. Click the Finish button to exit...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Released

    Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1, Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1, and Team Foundation Server 2008 Service Pack 1 have been released . This is a big release on the heals of SQL Server 2008 which has a dependency on .and includes NET Framework 3.5 SP1. This is a big release with many new...
  • Blog Post: The Release of Visual Studio 2008 SP1 will Install over SP1 Beta

    One of many improvements made to Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 is that VS 2008 SP1 Beta customers will not need to uninstall SP1 Beta before installing the release of SP1. The same is true for Visual Studio 2008 Express products and .NET 3.5 SP1 - both of which are complete upgrades to older products...
  • Blog Post: Changes for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (Beta) has been released to web , along with Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (Beta). Included as part of .NET 3.5 SP1 are Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 (Beta) and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2 (Beta). Visual Studio 2008...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio and .NET Log Collection Utility

    Setup and deployment is a tricky business. Machines can be in many different and often unforeseen states that cause setup to fail. But rarely will setup actually crash, and that is why setup logs are vital to diagnose install, repair, and uninstall problems. Setup applications for Visual Studio and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 Fails to Install

    A lot of customers have recently started seeing the following errors, all stating in various ways that Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 failed to install. You may also see this when attempting to install other updates on top of .NET 2.0 SP1. The error you will see depends on how you are applying...
  • Blog Post: Functional Testing of Cmdlets

    While developing unit and functional tests for Windows Installer PowerShell Extensions , I needed a way to invoke cmdlets without requiring elevation on Vista. That is, of course, because running elevated has always been a bad idea unless it is required. In order to load a PowerShell snap-in , however...
  • Blog Post: Get Binder Variables for Assemblies without Installing into the GAC

    Binder variables in WiX are variables that are resolved, coincidentally, at bind time. This is when the linker, light.exe , collects file information, assigns auto-GUIDs, and generates the output packages among other things. There are binder variables for all versioned binaries, and binder variables...
  • Blog Post: Fixes in Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 and 3.0 SP1

    A reader pointed out that the list of fixes for .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 were published. I also see from the .NET Framework 3.5 download page that the list of fixes for .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 1 were also published. Both are listed below. Problems that are fixed in the .NET Framework...
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