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  • Blog Post: Issues with Patchwiz.dll v4.0

    Issue Description Performing any of the following operations using patchwiz.dll v4.0 could result in data loss in the root directory: 1. UiCreatePatchPackage is called with the hwndStatus parameter set to NULL OR 2. UiCreatePatchPackageEx is called with the hwndStatus parameter set to NULL and...
  • Blog Post: Windows Installer 4.5 Beta 2 Now Available!

    Hello everyone -- I am pleased to announce that Windows Installer 4.5 Beta 2 is now available from the Microsoft Connect site. If you have not signed up for the beta yet, please do - we are listed as "Windows Installer 4.5" under the "Available Connections" section of the site. If you have already...
  • Blog Post: Windows Installer 4.5 beta 2 - coming soon (and a chat too!)

    Hello everyone! First off, I wanted to let you know that I have re-joined the Windows Installer (MSI) team as a Lead PM, so you all will be hearing a lot more from me in the future <grin> I have a few exciting announcements to make today: I know you all have been wondering what has been...
  • Blog Post: What is the protocol for releasing beta software that depends on Windows Installer 4.5 beta?

    A question been raised in a couple of contexts is the protocol for shipping a beta on beta software. Question What is the protocol for shipping beta software that depends on Windows Installer 4.5 beta? Answer We encourage producing a beta software that integrates the features of Windows Installer...
  • Blog Post: Speaking at Packaging Event 2007 in Amsterdam on October 11th

    The Packaging Event 2007 in Amsterdam has kindly invited the Windows Installer team to speak on October 11th, 2007. Robert Flaming, Windows Installer Program Manager, will be giving a talk on Windows Installer (MSI) 4.5 and Other Trends in Packaging This talk will discuss the targeted architectural...
  • Blog Post: Did you really mean to build a patching feature that we can't patch to because of a schema change?

    Our friends with WiX (principally bloggers Rob Mensching and Heath Stewart ) had some questions about the schema changes. One of those questions was: Question: Did you really mean to build a patching feature that we can't patch to because of a schema change? Context: Windows Installer 4.5 supports...
  • Blog Post: MSDN posted Windows Installer 4.5 Beta documentation

    Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) now contains the Windows Installer 4.5 beta documentation. From the What's New in Windows Installer 4.5 page, you'll find information on our new multi-package transaction APIs: MsiBeginTransaction , MsiEndTransaction , and MsiJoinTransaction . You'll also find context...
  • Blog Post: A starting point for Windows Installer 4.5 embedded UI?

    A few questions have come in asking for a starting point for building a Windows Installer 4.5 Embedded UI. Feature Design As we put together the ideas behind the Embedded UI features, we aspired to provide a simple extension off the preexisting features in the Windows Installer platform. ...
  • Blog Post: What Windows platforms will Windows Installer 4.5 ship in?

    Our friends at InstallShield had some questions about schedule and platforms. One of those questions was: Question: What Windows platforms will Windows Installer ship in? Answer: Windows Installer 4.5 will initially ship as a Windows redistributable component via download center. At RTM, redistributable...
  • Blog Post: When will Windows Installer 4.5 be RTM-ed?

    Our friends at InstallShield had some questions about schedule and platforms. One of those questions was: Question: When will Windows Installer 4.5 be RTM-ed? Answer: Our current plan is to target the first quarter of calandar year 2008. This date is driven by the Wave 2008 release goals . ...
  • Blog Post: Do the new API's Msi(Begin/Join/End)Transaction work with external UI as well as the new internal UI?

    Our friends at InstallAware had some questions on issues we have yet to answer in the beta MSI.CHM. One of these questions was: Question: Do the new API's Msi(Begin/Join/End)Transaction work with external UI as well as the new internal UI? Answer: Yes, Begin and End work from external UI/chainer...
  • Blog Post: Is it possible to silently run the Vista installation package for MSI 4.5?

    Our friends at InstallAware had some questions on issues we have yet to answer in the beta MSI.CHM. One of these questions was: Question Is it possible to silently run the Vista installation package for MSI 4.5? Answer Fair question. I didn't get that documentation updated for the beta. I'll...
  • Blog Post: Can I talk about the Windows Installer 4.5 Beta now? Yes, please

    A number of Windows Installer enthusiasts have asked whether they can talk about the Windows Installer 4.5 Beta now . The answer is: yes, please ;^) We’ve found some of the best feedback comes from when the community of experts aggregate their separate points of view via collaboration and consensus...
  • Blog Post: Windows Installer 4.5 Beta is Now Posted

    The Windows Installer 4.5 Beta binaries, CHM, headers, and libs are all now accessible at http://connect.microsoft.com . We are eager to hear your feedback on our new features. We’d also like your feedback if you find compatibility problems that are unique to the Windows Installer 4.5 beta. The feedback...
  • Blog Post: Walkthrough for Signing up for Windows Installer 4.5 Beta

    Here's a walkthrough of the process I've used to signup for the Windows Installer 4.5 Beta 1) go to URL http://connect.microsoft.com/availableconnections.aspx 2) sign in (using a creating new hotmail account - steps omitted for brevity) 3) after completing new account creation, the page returns me...
  • Blog Post: Updated and New White Papers Now on Windows Installer 4.5 Beta Site

    The Windows Installer 4.5 Beta site on http://connect.microsoft.com/ now has two white papers. One is an update to the existing "Agility Trends in Packaged Software" paper that was initially posted at the end of June. The other is a new "Agile Product Advances in Windows Installer 4.5" paper. Please...
  • Blog Post: When will the Windows Installer 4.5 Beta start? Any day now.

    I've been getting regular requests for an update on when the Windows Installer 4.5 Beta will start. The answer has unfortunately become 'any day now'. While I'm not happy with this is answer, it is the most accurate one for now. If you're wondering why the wait, we've found an unexpected diversity...
  • Blog Post: Connect Download Issues - Resolved

    Connect administrators have sent word that the download issues have been resolved. Thanks for your patience. [Author: Robert Flaming] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. Use of included script samples are subject to the terms specified at http://www.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Connect Download Issues

    Windows Installer 4.5 Beta site users have noted there are download problems right now. The connect admins have said there is a problem in the system. More news when I have it. Author: Robert Flaming] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. Use of included script...
  • Blog Post: Windows Installer 4.5 Beta Accepting Nominations

    The Windows Installer team is closing in on our Beta release of Windows Installer 4.5 so it's time to open the Beta program. As usual, the connect site at http://connect.microsoft.com is the host for the program. The Windows Installer 4.5 specific subsite is at https://connect.microsoft.com/programdetails...
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