Thursday, December 21, 2006

Get Office System 2007 Trials

From aralves:

Do you want to find out how great Office 2007 is? Now you can just download the trial version of Office Enterprise 2007 from here. Be aware that once you are using Office 2007 for a while you don't want to go back to Office 2003. This was the case for me.

Update: I found some more office trials for you to enjoy.

Office Groove 2007 Trial Version

Office Home and Student 2007 Trial Version

Office OneNote 2007 Trial Version

Office Professional 2007 Trial Version

Office Project Standard 2007 Trial Version

Office Publisher 2007 Trial Version

Office Small Business 2007 Trial Version

Office Standard 2007 Trial Version

Office Visio Professional 2007 Trial Version

Office Visio Standard 2007 Trial Version

Enjoy it!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 ships

Source from TSS:

More than a year after the release of Visual Studio 2005, Microsoft has finished VS 2005 SP 1. The service pack addresses issues Microsoft discovered through both internal testing and customer feedback.
In all, there are more than 70 enhancements, ranging from support for mobile devices and the SQL Sever Compact Edition to integration with Excel 2007 and Project 2007. In addition, the service pack includes the Web Application Project, which is a previously released tool for migrating Web apps from ASP.NET 1.x to ASP.NET 2.0.
Three service packs are available now:

Finally, there is a Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Update for Windows Vista Beta. This service pack, aimed at developers using VS 2005 in conjunction with Vista, will officially ship after the new operating system ships in early 2007.
More information about all the releases is available at the Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 development center.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Development life on Vista (2): Common installing tips

There are some common tips I can give you for your various software's installing:

  • If the setup file is .exe file, I strongly recommend you use "run as administrator" on the context menu to execute it.
  • If the setup file is .msi file, I strongly recommend you make a bat file contains the command line msiexec /i "[setup file path]", then run the bat file with "run as administrator" on the context menu.
  • Maybe when you install some add-ons for Visual Studio 2005 you'll meet an error message "Visual studio 2005 has stopped working...", never mind it please click Cancel button directly on the messagebox, then it will show a new messagebox ask you would debug or close the program, you MUST click the Debug button then the installing succeed, if you click the Close button the installing will failed, it's very special but true.

These tips can't fix all but most possible problems, any way, I still recommend you should better check the install log furthermore.

Hope this post helps.