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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Installation of Office 2010 RTM

With the recent release of Office 2010 RTM decided to go ahead and un-install the Office 2010 Beta 2, everything seemed to uninstall smoothly except at the end I received a 1402 error indicating that it could not open a specific item in the registry. 
After checking the registry for any problems, found myself still scratching myself without an answer. Decided to be a little risky and force a refresh with secedit, opened the command prompt and typed in:
“secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose”
Once the command completed, attempted the un-installation of Office 2010 Beta 2 once more, this time it was successful.
This might not work for everyone, but in my case it worked great!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Office and SharePoint 2010 just released to MSDN Subscribers!

If you are itching for the RTM versions of Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010, this should be music to your ears. As of today morning, both have been added to the downloads.

Go ahead and start downloading!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Windows 7 SP1 Beta Leaked?

Most of Computer Users in general have either moved to Windows 7 or at the very least considered the move. That said, it was quite interesting to find out that there are rumors of a Windows 7 Service Pack 1 that was leaked into the wild.

More details at:

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Testing PowerPoint Web Application in a Real World Scenario

Recently, had the opportunity to demo the beauty of using Skydrive in conjunction with Office Web Applications. The result was far better than expected:
  1. Uploaded a PowerPoint Presentation to SkyDrive
  2. Logged into SkyDrive
  3. Viewed the Uploaded PowerPoint Presentation
The scenario was a usual one: “Why carry my laptop or USB Thumb Drive with me?”. That said, connected to a PC connected to a projector and initiated the presentation. The attendees did notice that it did not look entirely like PowerPoint, yet it did seem very close to it.
Results: The presentation worked perfectly with the added bonus of being able to use my clicker without a single problem.
Hope that other readers can take advantage of this great functionality as well!