My Blog has Moved

I recently decided to move my blog to a location that gives me a little more control. I will still occasionally post references to new posts here but I suggest people who are following this blog, switch to . I migrated a bunch of the content to the new location already.

.NET: The Client Profile and Chip Specific Packages

In .NET 4 we have quite a few deployment options available for redistribution. There are basically 2 pivots. The Client/Full profiles and 32bit/32+64bit packages. Here are the four redistributable options and their corresponding sizes. Redistributable Size 32bit Client Profile 28.8 MB 32bit Full 35.3 MB 32+64bit Client Profile 41 MB 32+64bit Full 48.1 MB The…


Errors after Installing Dev10 Beta2 over top of Beta1 on Vista RTM or SP1

There is an issue upgrading .NET 4.0 from Beta1 to Beta2 only on Vista RTM and SP1 as well as Windows Server 2008 SP1. This is due to a known issue that was fixed in Vista SP2, Win7, and Windows Server 2008 R2. It is not an issue on XP. There is a document available…

The .NET Framework 4.0 Beta 2 Installer Improvements

Thanks to everyone that gave feedback both on my blog and through other forums about .NET Framework installs. Beta2 just got released on MSDN so I thought I’d take this opportunity to talk a little about the stuff we have done to improve the installation. My team and I have been focused over the past year…