VS Fails to Launch after Vista Build-to-Build Upgrades

Currently, VS fails to launch after Vista build to build upgrades. A message box is displayed that says:“The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect”This is caused because the upgrade does not yet handle the migration of the C Runtime Components Side-by-side configuration files. There are two workarounds that I know…

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Error 1310 when installing VS from CD/DVD

There have been many problems recently with installation from the media that was handed out at the PDC and in various other places. One problem is caused by the disk label being burned incorrectly (VS install will fail). A second issue occurs during the installation of VSS (VSS install will fail). An error like this is shown: “Error 1310.Error Writing…

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Visual Studio 2005 repair may require reboots

Although we went to great lengths to reduce the number of reboots required by setup, there were still a few that we could not avoid. You will notice that reboots are almost completely a thing of the past for installs but repair/maintenance mode is a different story. When repairing Visual Studio Team Suite 2005 there is…

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Why does it take so long to leave a voicemail?

Has anyone noticed that the standard greetings on voicemails are getting longer and longer? What happened to the good old days when voicemail greetings were like this:You have reached “XXX-XXX-XXXX”. Please leave a message. [BEEP!] This is an example of one voicemail greeting I painfully listened to recently:You have reached “XXX-XXX-XXXX”. The person you are calling…

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Hello World!

In the world of blogs, most people blog about their personal life and experiences. Around here (at Microsoft) many people blog about work. On this blog I plan to have articles about me, my experiences, my work, as well as articles about various technology issues. On top of those articles I want to use this blog as…

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