Creative Commons Add-in for Microsoft Office v1.0.1 released.

As promised, the first two issues reported with the Creative Commons Add-in for Microsoft Office have been fixed. You can go to the download page and get the new version. The installation experience is identical to the previous version and the add-in looks the same. The only changes from v1.0.0 to v1.0.1 were to ensure…

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Supporting the unsupported Creative Commons Add-in for Microsoft Office.

Tonight I had hoped to be continuing the story about the creation of the Creative Commons Add-in for Microsoft Office. Unfortunately, after a couple days of downloads a few bugs have worked back to those of us working on the add-in. I thought I’d share the known issue list with you and where we are…

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MSN Toolbar Suite Beta setup built by the WiX toolset.

Since it appears lots of other people are talking about the beta of the MSN Toolbar Suite (Scoble is tracking many of them here and here) so I thought I’d take a look at it.  Besides, I’m tired tonight and not up to writing anything superbly technical.  Anyway, I downloaded the bootstrapper that kicked off…

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Update on the status of the Office Local Installation Source.

A while ago I asked for help tracking down what appeared to be a bug in Microsoft Office System 2003‘s Local Installation Source (aka: LIS, codename: LocalCache) feature that meant the Windows Installer still required the original source media when patching.  Many people answered my plea and with their help at least one of the…

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Weird parsing problems using the Windows Installer XML (WiX) toolset?

If you are using the Windows Installer XML toolset to compile very large .wxs files, you may have hit a bug where candle.exe or light.exe essentially complain that your XML is invalid.  This was tracked down to a bug in the XmlReader class where XML processing instructions are not always parsed correctly.  Back then I…

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VBScript (and Jscript) MSI CustomActions suck

Today was one of those days where you finally get around to looking at the time and wonder where the heck the hours went.  It wasn’t even like I really got a lot done.  I think my context switch costs have been really high lately.  It feels good to finally be home chilling out to…

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Did you LocalCache and find that Office still requires the installation CD when patching?

Update 09/24/2004:  I am no longer looking for more information related to this issue.  Please see this blog entry for the latest information about LocalCache issues.  Thank you to all who provided information that helped determine just how prevalent this issue is and where to go searching for the bug. Last year I posted a…

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