A favourite application: Microsoft XML Notepad 2007

Added 040813: A quick note to respond to Judy’s query: I successfully use XML Notepad 2007 on Windows 7 today – here’s the DL link: Although it’s not expressly called out as compatible, there are a number of older utilities that may not have been formally tested with Windows 7, but work just fine (or via compatibility mode). BTW, I use Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, Windows Phone (7.x and 8), and Windows 8 (RT and x86) at the office.

A shout out on a new, refound favourite application: Microsoft XML Notepad 2007, a simple intuitive user interface for browsing and editing XML documents.

Here’s a little history on XML Notepad from Chris Lovett:

“I finally got around to fulfilling a promise I made to a friend at MSDN. Back in 1998, we shipped an XML Notepad, written by Murray Low in C++. Later on it fell behind in support for XML standards and, because we didn’t have time to fix it, we pulled it off MSDN. But Murray apparently did such a nice job that MSDN was inundated with requests to put the notepad back up, so MSDN asked me for a replacement.

“I’ve been working on System.Xml in C# since 1999, so I figured I could crank out a replacement using the .NET Framework pretty quickly. Well, the problem was it was one of those side projects on my “one-day” list — you know how that goes! Fortunately, a good friend of mine, Michael Corning, took interest in it, helped hold my feet to the fire, and also added some cool features himself. Dan Doris also took pity on me and helped identify some great bugs. So here we are, finally, with something that should be useful to those who want a quick way to view and edit XML documents.

“For those who know the original version, the interface should look familiar: a tree view on the left synchronized with a node text view on the right and handy nudge toolbar buttons for quick movement of nodes up and down the tree (see Figure 1). Because it’s been so long since the first version, I’ve had to leverage the cool stuff in System.Xml and add some bells and whistles that the original version didn’t have:”

  • Incremental search (CTRL+I) in both tree and text views, so that as you type it navigates to the most matched node.
  • Cut/copy/paste with full namespace support in a simple interoperable XML format.
  • Drag/drop support for easy manipulation of the tree, even across different instances of XML Notepad and from the file system.
  • Infinite undo/redo for all edit operations.
  • In-place, pop-up, multi-line editing of large text node values and IntelliSense based on expected elements and attributes.
  • Configurable fonts and colors via the options dialog.
  • Full find/replace dialog with support for regex and XPath expressions.
  • Good performance on large XML documents (loading a 3 MB document in about one second).
  • Instant XML schema validation while you edit with errors and warnings shown in the task list window.
  • Support for custom editors for date, dateTime, time, and color datatypes.
  • HTML viewer for displaying XSLT transformation results.
  • Built-in XML Diff tool.


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Support and Information Resources for Microsoft’s .NET Framework

imageAfter getting through the initial set of current Microsoft products, we come to the true beginning of the alphabet. Actually, we’ll start with punctuation: with the "dot" as in .NET.  

The .NET Framework to be exact.

This is the software framework that provides Windows developers with an extensible common library that can be utilized for developing applications running on a variety of screens – applications and services for apps on mobile and rich client devices, the Web and the cloud…

"The .NET Framework is Microsoft’s platform for building applications that have visually stunning user experiences, seamless and secure communication, and the ability to model a range of business processes. The .Net Framework consists of:

  • Common Language Runtime – provides an abstraction layer over the operating system
  • Base Class Libraries – pre-built code for common low-level programming tasks
  • Development frameworks and technologies – reusable, customizable solutions for larger programming tasks

"By providing you with a comprehensive and consistent programming model and a common set of APIs, the .NET Framework helps you to build applications that work the way you want, in the programming language you prefer, across software, services, and devices."

(OK, enough of the sell. If you’re inclined, you can download the .NET Framework 4 Release Candidate from here.)

imageAs with all good things, for support let’s start at the .NET Framework Support page. There you can Search the forums for an answer to your question, or ask a question if you can’t find the answer, If you are looking for an answer to a question, you can use search to find a resource, ask a question in the forums, or contact Microsoft support for help. If you are looking for a download, please go to the downloads page.

There are many support and informational resources open to developers on MSDN in the .NET framework community, including…

Code Gallery
 Code Gallery for the latest code samples and to share your own.

 CodePlex – where you can find open source projects or start your own projects.

.NET Framework Forums
 .NET Framework Forums – to discuss and ask questions.

Channel 9
 Channel 9 – Get social with the place to meet Microsofties building our technologies, and interact with others leveraging the .NET Framework.


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Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Deliver Beta 2 in Final Stretch to March 22 Launch

As Mary-Jo Foley reported and (as noted on twitter) just announced on Microsoft PressPass, Dave Mendlen discusses availability of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2, the March 22, 2010, launch date, and the simplified product lineup for Visual Studio 2010, including the Ultimate Offer.

"Microsoft Corp. today announced the immediate availability of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 to MSDN subscribers; general availability will follow on Oct. 21. The company also outlined a simplified product lineup and pricing options for Visual Studio 2010 as well as new benefits for MSDN subscribers, including the Ultimate Offer, available to all active MSDN Premium subscribers at the official product launch on March 22, 2010.

Ultimate Offer?

"With the Ultimate Offer, active MSDN Premium subscribers will be transitioned to a higher-level Visual Studio 2010 with MSDN subscription at launch. This provides access to an unprecedented amount of resources, including test and development rights for Microsoft server software (including Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008), Microsoft Office, and premium Visual Studio tools.

“The 2010 wave is not only about innovation but about helping our customers get significantly more for their investments,” said Dave Mendlen, senior director of developer marketing at Microsoft. “The Ultimate Offer and new MSDN subscriber benefits combine to give developers access to high-quality tools, training and community support while at the same time providing organizations with an immensely better value for their money.”

As Scott Hanselman noted in his blog today


"You may notice a few things in the new Splash Screen above. There’s a new Visual Studio logo that goes nicely as well as a new logo for MSDN. You probably heard that we launched a new MSDN this weekend and today we add the new logo and background. This new MSDN is the beginning of a more agile, community focused MSDN and you should expect to see and hear of cool stuff coming from the team, often, in the months to come. Of note will be the new MSDN Lightweight view, soon to be the default view for the library. 

"In the coming weeks I’ll dig into more details on the these new things and how they work together:

  • Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4
  • Windows 7
  • Microsoft Developer Network

"Enjoy! Also, be sure to check out Soma’s blog post and go get Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 as soon as you can!"


For more information on the new packaging, licensing, and pricing of Visual Studio 2010 and MSDN, visit

If you’re interested in downloading Beta 2, visit for the latest details.


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Going to Mix09 in Las Vegas? Check out my helpful hints on surviving tradeshows and finding restaurants in Las Vegas

As you may already know, Microsoft’s Mix09 Conference begins this week in Las Vegas. Yes, it’s true that researchers have determined that stress may cause the brain to become disconnected, but you don’t have to be disconnected at Mix09.

Once again, I was asked not once but twice today for I was asked today for a couple of restaurant recommendations, and with a tip of the hat to my old friends and definite foodies at Rogers (love Aureole), I offer a few tips for those heading off to Vegas this week for the event, recycling the bits in the blog post "Surviving CES in Las Vegas: A few helpful hints". 

Just substitute "Mix09" where you see CES. 😉

Must see’s: keynotes from the very dynamic speaker Scott Guthrie, the incomparable and passionate customer advocate Bill Buxton, the irrepressible Dean Hachamovich, design clarity from Deborah Adler, and many more speakers including…

And here are a few articles of interest that bring a little more colour to the Mix experience:

Everything you should know about MIX09 – Ars Technica. Emil Protalinski noted that "MIX09 may be in March, but we have the details on the conference for you a bit early." By Emil Protalinski | Last updated January 22, 2009…

"Always hosted in Las Vegas, MIX is an annual conference for developers, designers, and enthusiasts who are interested in discussing Microsoft’s latest web-oriented products and services. MIX09 will be the fourth chapter of MIX, held from March 18-20 at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. Scott Guthrie, corporate VP of Microsoft’s .NET Developer Division, will be making the two hour keynote speech on Wednesday at 9AM. This will be the only keynote at the conference, which is a bit surprising if you take into account that last year’s edition had two keynotes and five separate speakers."

What Windows Azure is… and isn’t – Ars Technica – "Ars learns a little more about Microsoft’s cloud computing Azure architecture thanks to a chat with Steven Martin, Microsoft’s senior director of Developer Platform Product Management. By Emil Protalinski | Last updated March 15, 2009 9:31 PM CT — "I recently had the opportunity to chat with Steven Martin, Microsoft’s senior director of Developer Platform Product Management. He’s responsible for developer technologies including Silverlight, .NET Services, Oslo, ASP.NET, IIS7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Azure. With MIX09 coming up later this week, we focused our discussion on the last one: Windows Azure, the hosted suite of services Microsoft revealed at PDC in October 2008. The Azure Services Platform is part of Microsoft’s cloud effort, which also includes Microsoft Online Services."

Microsoft Mix ’09: Fewer sheep to be thrown, more business apps shown | All about Microsoft |, Posted by Mary Jo Foley @ 6:55 am, Mar 16, 2009 — "If you’re tired of Web 2.0 conferences where “Throw a Sheep” apps reign supreme, Microsoft’s Mix ‘09 might be a breath of fresh air. "Microsoft execs are on tap to talk up more of what’s coming in Silverlight 3, ASP.Net 4.0 and Expression Studio 3.0 at this week’s Las Vegas confab. A new Azure cloud-computing Community Technology Preview (CTP) also may be on tap. And many company watchers are expecting Microsoft to announce on Thursday during the morning Mix keynote that Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8) is as done as it’s going to be and will be released to the Web. "But business uses of Microsoft’s Web-centric technologies are getting a surprising amount of attention at this year’s Mix. These sessions caught my eye…"

Microsoft to highlight Silverlight 3 technology | InfoWorld | News | 2009-03-16 | By Paul Krill – "Mix09 conference features developer and designer offerings from software giant By Paul Krill, March 16, 2009 — "Microsoft will tout at the Mix09 conference in Las Vegas this week its planned Silverlight 3 rich Internet application technology along with a host of other developer-related offerings, according to the conference Web site. "Other efforts to be pondered at the conference include the planned Visual Studio 2010 IDE, the Azure Services Platform for cloud computing and Expression Web, for building Web sites. "Mix09, which begins on Tuesday, is billed as an event for developers and designers, with an emphasis on Web development and design skills. While Microsoft representatives declined to comment on specific announcements planned for the event, an industry analyst focused on Microsoft said he anticipates news about Silverlight 3 as well as other developments from the company."

InternetNews Realtime IT News – Silverlight 3 to Headline MIX09 in Las Vegas – March 13, 2009 By Stuart J. Johnston – "At next week’s MIX09 conference in Las Vegas, Microsoft officials plan show off the latest and greatest technologies and products for designers and website developers. "Near the top of the list will be the first public demonstration of Silverlight 3.0, Microsoft’s streaming media technology. Other likely featured technologies include Internet Explorer 8 (IE8), and Windows 7. "The event, hosted at the glitzy Venetian resort, is in its fourth year."

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Happy Boxing Day: A few of my favourite MSDN Links for you

2008-12 snowAs I Tweeted today (I can stop any time), Happy Boxing Day. I remember from my growing up in the great white north this as a holiday unto itself, usually associated with post-Christmas sales.  But (according to the Wiki) it’s "based on the tradition of giving gifts to the less fortunate members of society."

We’ll be participating today on both levels.  The snow is melting fast and the roads are a series of flowing slushy rivers.  So much for our White Christmas.

But first, a quick post before we had out with the kids to burn off some of that post-holiday energy that children manage to store up over the holidays. Recovering from my holiday musings, a few too many snow days, school getting out early and unable to get to the office for most of the last week (‘though I did make it in on Monday and Tuesday), here are some of my favourite / most interesting posts from MSDN over the last week or so from my delicious tags.

Keith Kinnan’s Blog : Virtual Earth Santa Tracker  "Check out the MSNBC Virtual Earth Santa Tracker. You can see Santa at his village in the North Pole and also track Santa as he travels around the world delivering presents. The Santa Tracker requires the Virtual Earth 3D plugin to be installed."

Paul Stubbs : Santa vs. Parents: Which has the best distribution model?  Paul writes that he "thought it would be interesting on Christmas eve to compare the two models of distributing presents (content/services). I have put together a short list of features for each model." Worth a read.

Steve Rowe’s Blog : 10 Programming Languages Worth Exploring — Steve writes that as he "completed the final class toward my Masters Degree I have the time to explore some things of my own choosing. One thing I intend to do is to learn a new programming language. This article I discovered via Reddit is a good place to start. It lists 10 languages worth learning. These are the up-and-coming languages, not the current hot topics like Python or Ruby. Interesting items on the list include Squeak, Haskell, Clojure, and PLT Scheme." Published Wednesday, December 24, 2008 7:45 PM

Brian Groth’s Life at Microsoft : Microsoft Technologies Available for Licensing — "Back in May of 2005, I created a blog entry that listed the 20 technologies that Microsoft licenses. I now see that Microsoft licenses 47 technologies (as of December 2008), which I think is pretty cool. Think about it: you can license Microsoft technologies (Microsoft Intellectual Property Licensing) that Microsoft is willing, and wanting, to have you include in your own solution." Published Wednesday, December 24, 2008 1:40 PM

Microsoft SMB Community Blog : Twas the night before Christmas – A holiday wish for you — ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and here at the house We’re all snowed in, me, the kids, and my spouse; Can’t believe it’s been snowing, for so many days now, Who would ever have guessed, we’d need a snow plow?"

imageBrad Abrams : Resolution Randomizer — "I have always found it is hard to make meaningful New Year’s Resolutions. Lucky for me, I ran across this cool Silverlight Application that helps you find a truly meaningful resolution… if you don’t like the one you get, just click "Randomize" and try again!" 

Jeff Beehler’s Blog : Updated Visual Studio Team System 2008 Trial VPC images available — Jeff posted that "For those of you that want to try out Visual Studio Team System 2008 including Team Foundation Server, without having to go through the process of installing the product, we have recently released four VPC and HyperV images for your use. The “all-up” image includes Team Foundation Server, Team Build, Team Explorer, and Team Suite while the TFS “only” version has just Team Foundation Server, Team Build, and Team Explorer. "These images are set to expire on December 31, 2009 (over a year from now) and are a replacement for the original VPC images we released last year."

Carpe Datum : Quote of the Day – Stating the Obvious — "I can’t tell you how many times I’ve come into a troubleshooting or performance tuning project, only to find that "it isn’t plugged in" type issues. It reminded me of this quote: "Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious. – George Orwell" Published 26 December 08

steve clayton: geek in disguise : XBOX 360 Imitated Playstation Logo — A story on the origin of the Xbox 360 name… "Hardly likely but funny all the same."

The Old New Thing : Why are all computers shown with a Printers folder even if printer sharing is disabled?  Friday, December 26, 2008 7:00 AM Raymond writes: "When you visited a computer on the network by typing \\computername into the address bar, Explorer showed you a Printers folder if the computer had printer sharing enabled. But starting in Windows Vista, the Printers folder is shown regardless of whether the remote computer is sharing any printers. Why did this change?"

Strategy and Architecture Council : Does a Company Need a Chief Engineer / Chief Software Architect / Chief Anything?  "Interesting post by Scott Bellware on Toyota’s Chief Engineer and the impact of the role on Toyota’s planning and production. With the recent talk of the new administration in the US appointing a CIO for the first time; it got me thinking about the importance of a single individual to the technical direction of an organization."

US ISV Developer Evangelism Team : Microsoft Code Name ‘Geneva’ Moves Identity to the Cloud  "One of the hottest topic for ISVs is identity. The ability to identify a user and provide the correct details for that user is a challenge all ISVs face. ISVs need a federated identity, an identity that you can get from your customers. You need to be able to use that identity regardless of whether it comes from Active Directory or some other provider. A project Microsoft Code Name "Geneva" is an claims-based access model identity platform’s foundation is the claims-based access model. It is built on Security Token Service (STS) technology that we’ve been developing over the past few years as part of its industry effort to create a single identity system based on standard protocols."

TechLeaders : How do you develop your vision, drive it and keep it in line with the company’s?  From the TechLeaders HR blog: Published 12 December 08 10:08 AM "Very interesting question and as a front line (M1) manager this can be challenging. I am a firm believe that everyone on the team needs to have a clear attachment to the Vision. I like to work both directions… from the bottom up and the top down."

Windows Mobile Development : Smart Device Development : MSDN Forums

David Sayed’s Microsoft Blog : How to Force Expression Encoder 2 Express Mode  "Expression Encoder Express is a free version of Expression Encoder. If you have the full version and want to force Express mode (for testing purposes perhaps), there are two ways to do so: Registry Key and the Object Model Method"

Tom Hollander’s blog : Windows Live finally makes sense  "Those who have followed my blog for a while should know that I’m not in the habit of using this space to blindly promote Microsoft products – although if I find something genuinely cool or useful I’ve been known to give it a quick plug. This is why I’ve never posted about Windows Live before. It’s not that the various sites and apps were bad – it’s just that they were obviously a random collection of rebranded MSN assets that didn’t make a lot of sense as a unit. "But thankfully this has all changed with the latest incarnation of Windows Live. This has been out for a couple of weeks now, but I’ve only started looking at it properly in the last few days – and so far I’m extremely impressed. While most of the old sites are there in some form, there is now a clear common theme: sharing and discovering information about your social network (which is built from your Messenger contacts)."

Media And Microcode : Media: xBox 360: 70 XNA Games in 24 Days — James posts about he loves video games, "and I really love my xBox 360. I’ve had one since just after they first came out, and I’ve slowly but surely accumulated about 70 physical games for the 360 made by major producers. I remember seeing the total xBox 360 games climb past one hundred, and I remember losing count. But until now, it’s been rare to see more than a few games come out each month. But now there’s XNA."

Mike Ormond’s Blog : MIX09 Special Offer: 40% Discount — Mike notes that "there’s a 40% discount available for the first 200 registrations using RSVP code MIXspecial1. Simply visit the registration page, click on "Register for the event using an RSVP Code" and, well you can figure out the rest… "Even in the current economic climate, $795 looks like a great deal."

Developer Webcasts This Week: Xbox, SharePoint, Web Dev, Mobility, WPF, Silverlight — Scott Lum posted about "the upcoming Developer Webcasts for this week. All of these webcasts are free of charge. Topics include: Xbox Game development, SharePoint development, Testing Windows Mobile development, Benko Tips on Visual Studio, WPF and ADO & Silverlight development."

jkOnTheRun » Blog Archive Sideshow gadget turns WinMo smartphone into a full-featured Media Center remote «  "The iPhone can already control iTunes and an AppleTV through Apple’s free Remote application and now Windows Mobile devices can claim a similar accomplishment In fact, after watching Ian Dixon demonstrate this feat, I think I’m more impressed with the WinMo solution because it offers far more than just remote control features. Ian shows off an early look at a Windows Sideshow Gadget for Windows Mobile that functions as a full-featured remote for a Windows Media Center system. Aside from the basic remote control functions for audio and video, Ian can set up DVR program recordings or view program guide information that offers information about what’s on television. It functions over Bluetooth and looks pretty slick… slick enough that I might dust off that ol’ HTC Dash and use it as a full-time remote once this gadget gets a little more stable."

The Official Netflix Blog: Changes in Customer Service — Sunday, December 7, 2008 "Steve Swasey, VP of Corporate Communications, here to let you know about some changes in Customer Service. "For those of you who watch movies instantly on your PC or Mac, you may have noticed our player is much easier to install and use now with Silverlight. The good news is fewer problems for you. The bad news is that we are now overstaffed with technical specialists in our Customer Service (CS) group. "So last week we announced internally some changes in CS. 50 of our technical specialists will work through December, then be let go in early January after the holidays. 15 of our technical specialists will take new roles in the main CS group."

Related: a holiday favourite site:

J.D. Meier’s Blog : Jason Taylor on The Zen of Results — Jason shares how he "implements the Zen of Results workflow as well as a dialogue around some sticking points with his team. Jason’s one of the most effective people I know and his insights are always crisp and actionable. Here’s my key take aways: Free yourself from your tasks to focus on delivering real value. Be mindful of your results. Avoid becoming attached to your backlog. Time changes what’s important. Use the weekly cycle and reflection to improve your ability to execute. Reprioritize, delegate, and defer. Watch out for common binds – randomization, poorly planned objectives, fuzzy priorities. Create a workflow that revolves around delivering value, not completing tasks. if you’re not hitting your goals, figure out why – don’t spiral into the pit of despair. Results build momentum."

SBSC Canada Blog : Why webcasts are important & this week’s schedule — From the SBSC Canada Blog: "There are webcasts taking place all the time in the Microsoft SMB technology world led by Microsoft, members of the community, and/or third-party associations. "It’s important for you to attend whenever you see topics that are of interest to you or even areas that you are already familiar with. Why? Because you never know what kind of ideas and opportunities you will walk away with – whether it’s something that you could add to your business or something you do today that you didn’t think you could actually do better."

Backstage at MED : Ever wanted to just disappear from the world for a while?  Loke posted about how the guys at "Trinket software are cool! they keep on building and releasing simple yet useful applications that YOU WILL USE unlike apps that do nothing but let you watch swimming fish. "The latest app is called Do Not Disturb which is currently in beta, allows you to configure your Windows Mobile device to capture incoming calls even before the phone rings and perform custom behaviors based on how you’d want them handled."

Aaron Stebner’s WebLog : Link to more information about Zune device reboots when exiting an XNA Game Studio 3.0 game — Starting with the Zune 3.0 firmware, you can install and play a set of games on your Zune device. Texas Hold Em, Hexic, Checkers, Sudoku and Space Battle are available in the Zune firmware and software that is available at the time that I am writing this blog post. These in-box games are created with the XNA Framework, but they behave a bit differently than Zune games that you can create yourselves with XNA Game Studio 3.0. Specifically, many developers have asked on the forums why these games do not require a reboot of the Zune device when you exit them, whereas games created by other developers and deployed to the Zune device using XNA Game Studio 3.0 or via a .ccgame package do require a device reboot.

Live Framework and why should you care?  From the Microsoft Health and Life Sciences Evangelism Team: "The Live Framework team recently published a short (but to the point) white paper entitled The Live Framework: What is it and Why Should I Care? “The Live Framework provides a platform-agnostic, HTTP-based, resource-oriented programming model for accessing data. This programming model abstracts away the details of the File System, Networking APIs (for P2P and P2C), caching/storage APIs, serialization technologies, etc. and provides a consistent way to access data on all devices – PC, Mac, Mobile as well as (Windows Live) cloud. “

Community and Influencers Blog : When the desktop meets social media — Nestor writes that "Today I got excellent news about an alliance between Microsoft and one of the most popular social media sites for sharing presentations called SlideShare. This is another end user delivery of the Microsoft’s vision for Software plus Services! It gives users the flexibility to develop and share presentations from the desktop and share it with their social networks via the cloud. "You can download the ribbon… To install it, you will need to have PowerPoint 2007, Vista or Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later, and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1."

Dr. Z’s Blog : Publish and Share Your Presentations in the Cloud — "SlideShare provides several ways to share publically or privately your Microsoft PowerPoint presentations on the web. I tested 3 of them and included my quick comments highlighted in boldface fonts."

Community and Influencers Blog : Answers at your fingertips: A deep “Vista”(*) of the Microsoft Answers Support Site — "Inside and outside Microsoft Vista is a conversation topic that with some frequency is present at technology discussions and conversations. At community level Vista is a conversation driver in forums, newsgroups and bulleting boards because the number of people that love it, doesn’t like it or simply hate it. One of the hot conversation topics is support and it is key for all Vista users and a special note is for the very end user who is not technology savvy at all (like my mom) but uses Vista on a daily basis for mail, chat or just internet browsing."

Why Can’t I Change the Update Path when Redeploying VSTO Solutions? — "The other day I was asked about the automatic Updates feature of VSTO 3.0 deployment. In this scenario, he used the Publish Wizard in VS 2008 to create a Word document solution and the install manifest. Then a bunch of people used the Word document, and kicked off the installer which then copied things to their ClickOnce cache. Everything worked fine. Then he needed to make changes to the code, recompile, and somehow get the solution to all of his customers. Instead of using the Publish Wizard to create the update in the same server, he chose to use a different server path. The customers were unable to install the updates. He tried editing the custom properties of the document to change the install path to the new server, but it still didn’t work. Then he tried testing with a new, clean computer, and on that computer he was able to install from the new path and use the new Word document. He asked us why were the “old” users unable to get the update?"
How To: Steps to create web services in MOSS 2007 — "I followed the article but still I had to do couple of more settings which I have covered here."

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