Microsoft is drop shipping me something from China! It’s amazing the supply chain is that integrated.
My visit to MicroSoft was interesting.
Two things: Microsoft recently came out with an update to their Ajax Toolkit, and I was told today that my Digital Tool Factory application is the sort of thing that Microsoft likes to spotlight as a case study. Happy day.
While I was in Borders today I overheard someone say “I wish they’d just get what they have right instead of coming out with something new”. I think she was talking about Microsoft Vista. I thought, “That’s what they’re doing, they’re just adding a new skin and saying it’s new.” The the “fixed” features create other problems because that’s just the way technology works.
For some reason Outlook quit working on my new Vista install. Basically it would gray out and then present with me an offer to go to Microsoft to fix the problem. I actually do that and lo and behold, it gives me a registry fix that actually works. Amazing. I think that’s the first time that has happened.
For some reason after the upgrade my local box would not respond to localhost. After several hours of searching, I finally see this article. Who knew write permissions on a log file could be so important?
And now of course, it doesn’t work anymore. Sigh.
I’ve been stuck trying to upgrade Office 2007 for the past 10 hours now. For some reason the Groove files are un-deletable. The Microsoft general knowledge base article on uninstalling Office is here.
Here’s something I’ve just spend 90 minutes discovering – if you use inline code containing a Request.Querystring that screws up the Microsoft Ajax.net code causing it to do a full postback.