I’m moving….to a new blog

For all the technical stuff I’ll be moving over to a new blog http://blogs.technet.com/bgp. I’ll keep this one for personal stuff but may not be blogging here as frequently.


Silverlight support for PowerPoint

There’s no native Silverlight support but we have this custom app on CodePlex:   Convert PowerPoint slides to Silverlight presentation in webpage: http://pptx2silverlight.codeplex.com/   It’s a separate app, not an add-in and shouldn’t need PowerPoint installed since it simply consumes and exports files.   The app converts PowerPoint slides to a silverlight web page  …


TechNet Wiki

The TechNet Wiki is new way of sharing information for Microsoft products and technologies. Like Wikipedia.org or other Wikis out there on the web or in SharePoint, you can create new articles. Plus, others can edit and you can edit other’s articles. There’s tracking similar to the TechNet Forums. Open to anyone with a Live ID….


Latest Chart Hang Fix is in KB 981047

WE MOVED!!! See this post on our new blog for the latest on this issue. The Office 2007 cumulative updates (CU) for April 2010 were released recently and contain the latest fix for the chart crashing. It’s only targeted towards one issue but contains the previous hotfixes as well (hence the term cumulative updates). This…


2007 Chart crash update

WE MOVED!!! See this post on our new blog for the latest on this issue. In a previous post an issue where PowerPoint hangs while working with charts was discussed.  A fix for this issue was originally planned for release as part of the August Cumulative Update.  There were problems with the first fix.  …


2007 Chart Crashes or Hangs after Office 2007 SP2 or Feb/April CU Applied

WE MOVED!!! See this post on our new blog for the latest on this issue. An issue has recently been discovered in PowerPoint 2007 where the application will hang while working with a 2007 chart object (not the legacy MS Graph chart). The PowerPoint product team is aware of this issue and a fix is…


New KB to fix Office Live Add-in pop-up repeats

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969144  This has a “Fix It” link that automates the manual registry editing part in the last post.


‘Get Started with Office Live’ (add-in) window keeps popping up after first startup of Word/Excel/PowerPoint (2007)

Before you read below, this is fixed in version 1.4 of the add-in: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=36bac9da-1ee4-40df-b06c-a327269f2b63&displaylang=en   There’s also a knowledge base article for this issue http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969144 that contains a link to an automated fix. Click on the “Fix it” icon in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969144 for the automated fix.   There was a new update ‘Office Live Add-in’ that we started offering through…


We now have a KB (961223) for the "No Disk" error in Word/PowerPoint

If you’re getting this error: “There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive D:.” *In this case drive D is the CD-ROM drive and PowerPoint is the application you’re starting.   See this knowledge base article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961223


Finding useful crash data and Windows Error Reporting (WER)

Also check out http://blogs.msdn.com/wer/pages/faq.aspx#weronpc Application Log Whenever an application crashes (faulting application) you should get the message <application name> stopped working. Once that occurs the crash details get logged in the Application Log as an Error event. If the report is sent to Microsoft the Application Log will also have an Information event that contains a…