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  • Blog Post: Help State of the Union (October 2010)

    Periodically, questions come to Microsoft via a variety of avenues regarding our current guidance on Help systems and formats. And they usually end up in the Help Guy’s inbox. :) What is Microsoft’s guidance regarding: WinHelp (.HLP files) HTML Help (.CHM files) Assistance...
  • Blog Post: Help-related resource pages

    Since starting this blog, I've had a few requests to post links to various software products and resource pages for Help related authoring tools and services. I think this is a great idea. My posting these is explicitly not any kind of Microsoft official endorsement, but just giving a shout out to a...
  • Blog Post: EC Software's Help & Manual now supporting Sandcastle

    This just in from Tim Green @ EC Software, GmbH : Just saw your posts and the announcements about the new Sandcastle developments, that's great to hear! We also have some big Sandcastle news: As of version 5.4 Help & Manual now supports Sandcastle. You can import a Sandcastle project to Help &...
  • Blog Post: Re-post: Helixoft VSDocman adds support for VS 2010 Help

    (It appears during forum migration this post got deleted from my blog - so re-posting...) I'm glad to report today (originally posted 5/19/2010) of another Help Authoring Tool (HAT) vendor to add support for the MSHC format used by Visual Studio 2010. Here is a small blurb from Peter Macej of Helixoft...
  • Blog Post: Sandcastle with MSHC support has been released!

    I'm pleased to announce that we have posted a release of Sandcastle that now supports the MSHC Help file format used by Visual Studio 2010. The MSHC support was commissioned from ComponentOne , whom we thank for updating the code base to support this new Help format. We have additionally rolled in...
  • Blog Post: Help Authoring Tool (HAT) support for Help Viewer 1.0

    As we've been ramping up the new the Help Viewer and its associated Help file format (MSHC), we've also been working closely with a few vendors to ensure that we have a good Help Authoring Tool (HAT) story for Visual Studio 2010. We have been working principally with the vendors that have historically...
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