Archive for April, 2010

Office 2010 is now available on MSDN & TechNet

April 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Office 2010

Microsoft Office 2010 is NOW AVAILABLE on MSDN & Technet!!

The Office 2010 is now made available to all MSDN and Technet subscribers today. As for now, the following version of Office 2010 is available to download:

  1. Office Professional Plus 2010 (x86 and x64)
    This suite includes Excel 2010, OneNote 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Word 2010, Outlook 2010, Publisher 2010, Access 2010, Communicator 2010, InfoPath 2010 and SharePoint Workspace 2010
  2. Project Professional 2010 & Project Standard 2010 (x86 and x64)
  3. Visio 2010 Standard, Professional, and Premium (x86 and x64)
  4. Office Web Apps (x64)
  5. Share Point Server 2010 (x64)

Note: Currently there is only 1 key available for all the suites and programs above. More keys will be made available on 4/30

If you are a MSDN or Technet subscribers, what are you waiting for? Start downloading now!!

Categories: Microsoft Office

Using Microsoft Fix It Center

April 21, 2010 Leave a comment

In my previous post, I’ve talked about the new Microsoft Fix It Center and showed how to install it in your PC. Here, I’m going to show you how to use Microsoft Fix It Center.

First, you have to run the program. Click Start and type “Microsoft Fix It Center” in the search bar and run the program. When the program is launched, you will see this


In the list of troubleshooters, you just pick one that most resemble your problem and click on the Run button on the right.


In this screenshot I have run the Performance troubleshooter and are asked whether I want the tool to apply fixes automatically or just present them for me so that I can select which ones to apply.


It will now run the diagnostic to detect for problems.


Next, all the detected issues will be listed out. Click Next to continue


It will now show you the solution for the detected issues. Click Next after you had solved the issue.


Now, Microsoft Fix It Center will ask you if the solution has solved the problem. Click Submit to complete the diagnostic process.


You will be then be taken to the Microsoft Fix It Center Online service where you can see a summary of problems and fixes for your machine.


Categories: Uncategorized

Microsoft Fix It Center

April 21, 2010 Leave a comment

What is Microsoft Fix It Center?

Microsoft has released a beta version of a new tool called Microsoft Fix it Center. This tool provides one single point you can go to in order to run several different troubleshooters to solve the different issues you are having with your computer. Although currently in beta it already provides a multitude of automatic troubleshooters to you. If you are having problems not addressed by the tool, you can report your issue through the tools online center and hopefully Microsoft will follow up on it. The tool looks promising, especially for those of us that falls into the category of being the family and friends it-guy! Just make sure you have this installed on their machines – and you can easily guide them through its use.

System requirements

Microsoft Fix It Center can be installed on:

  • Windows XP SP3
  • Windows XP Pro (64-bit) SP2
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2

Note: You may need Internet connection to get started with Microsoft Fix It Center.

Installing Microsoft Fix It Center

First, you need to download Microsoft Fix It Center


After the downloading is complete, run the setup file that you have just downloaded. You will then see the window below.


After the installation has completed, you will be asked to set it up and personalized it for your PC.


Based on your PC hardware and software, Microsoft Fix It Center will suggest additional troubleshooters it can download.


Next, you will be required to create an account at Microsoft Fix It Center Online


If you are creating a new account, you can use your current Windows Live ID to sign up.


Then, Microsoft will ask for your permission to share some information about your system with the online service.


Finally, you have successfully installed Microsoft Fix It Center on your PC.


Categories: Windows 7

Silverlight 4 Released

April 16, 2010 Leave a comment

The final release of Silverlight 4 is now available!

What is in the Silverlight 4 Release
Silverlight 4 contains a ton of new features and capabilities.  In particular we focused on three scenarios with this release:

  • Further enhancing media support
  • Building great business applications
  • Enabling out of the browser experiences

On Tuesday Scott Guthrie gave a 60 minute keynote about Silverlight 4 which showed off many of the new features and capabilities now available.  You can watch Scott Guthrie’s keynote to learn more about Silverlight 4 and see a ton of great demos of it in action.

Also check out these three great posts by Tim Heuer that talk about the new features and provide a guide to the new Silverlight 4 capabilities:

Also read David Anson’s great Silverlight 4 Toolkit post to learn more about the new controls and functionality also available within the Silverlight Toolkit release we also made available today.  Visit this page to learn more about the new Pivot functionality in Silverlight 4 – which makes it really easy to visualize and interact with collections of images using Silverlight.

Lastly – make sure to visit the web-site and visit the “Get Started” section to find free tutorials that you can use.

Download Silverlight 4 here!

Categories: Silverlight

Is Launched! Microsoft Visual Studio 2010!

April 13, 2010 Leave a comment


Today will be the official launch date for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. This launch is happening Live from Las Vegas!

Bob Muglia, President of Microsoft Corporation just announced the official launch of Visual Studio 2010 here at Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas during his keynote for the conferences. Follow by his announcement, MSDN Premium subscriber can now officially download Visual Studio 2010 at MSDN Subscription website as the link to download is available now.

Download Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Trial version or from your MSDN Subscription now!

Categories: Visual Studio

Visual Studio 2010 Launch (Malaysia)

April 12, 2010 Leave a comment


Today is the official launch date for Visual Studio 2010. All developers and/or IT Professionals can attend this FREE event. This event will be happening in 2 places. They are:

  1. Date: 12 April 2010
    Venue: Sunway Pyramid Convention Center
  2. Date 15 April 2010
    Venue: Penang Skills Development Center (PSDC)

Furthermore, you can also win prizes by just following them on Twitter. Every 50th follower will win a mystery gift. If you are unable to attend the event, you can watch the live webcast at their official website.

For more info, log on to

Categories: Visual Studio