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 link on the Windows Installer 4.5 Beta connect site at https://connect.microsoft.com/feedback/default.aspx?SiteID=432.


Thanks for your help creating a great new version of Windows Installer.


[Author: Robert Flaming]
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Windows Installer 4.5 Beta Credits



Engineering




Developers
Hemchander Sannidhanam, Kiran Annamraju, William Cheng, Carolyn Napier


Testers
Zainab Hakim, Rajesh Kesarla, Chun-Yen Wang, Ken Wong, YuanQing Ji.


Contractors
David Myers, Randy Chen, Anton Lee


Program Management
Robert Flaming



Management



JBM Partners
John Colleran, Bambo C. Sofola, Michael Beck


BCD Partners
Ben Fathi, Chuck Chan, Darren Muir


Alumni Managers
David D’Sousa, Larry Engle, Greg Chapman, Om Sharma, Marc Lauinger, Tyler Robinson


We’d also like to thank the many Microsoft employees who partnered with us to bring you Windows Installer 4.5.

Comments (8)

  1. A number of Windows Installer enthusiasts have asked whether they can talk about the Windows Installer

  2. Frederik says:

    12 manager for 13 engineers? Wow. Just wow.

  3. Windows Installer Team says:

    Hello Frederik,

    I hadn’t seen it that way when I wrote it but it does read that way doesn’t it ;^)  Yes, it is quite funny to read now that I look at it that way.

    There are two missing background details.  The first background detail is that there was a big reorganization after Windows Vista shipped and the Management team above the Windows Installer team changed.  The "Alumni Management" were the managers before the reorg.  The second background detail is that our part of Microsoft is organized to manage in cross-discipline trios: one dev, one test, and one PM.

    I have the same "why so many …?" reaction to the number of "Producers" that scroll by on the credits for some movies and television shows.

    Still, it’s funny.

    Hope all is well,

    Robert

  4. As reported this weekend by the Windows Installer team and Heath Stewart , the beta of Windows Installer

  5. As reported this weekend by the Windows Installer team and Heath Stewart , the beta of Windows Installer

  6. When the beta of Windows Installer 4.5 became available , first thing I did was downloading the white

  7. I noticed a post on Rob Mensching’s blog this weekend that I wanted to link to here as well. In the post,

  8. I noticed a post on Rob Mensching's blog this weekend that I wanted to link to here as well. In the