Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

Some of the laptops/desktops do have a download manager software that makes installations easy.Many of you might have noticed that when you purchased one.Don’t you think it would be really good if you could have one for Microsoft web installations?If you think so,I would like to share that they have one called as Web Platform Installer.This tool can automatically find what all you have installed currently & helps you in installing additional web components.Ain’t this a cool addition?Hope you will try this!You may download the latest version Microsoft Web Platform Installer 3.0  from here.


I have always thought about the fact that Visual Studio comes with such awesome utilities,still it is  difficult to run one by one everytime from outside.

I was trying to figure out a way & it took me to msdn  which talks about how to run external tools from visual studio.I felt as if my wish got granted so fast 🙂 In my previous post I talked about the tool guidgen.exe which helps to create guids & here I will explain how you can run the same guidgen or some other tool from Visual Studio itself.

Open Visual Studio,On the Tools menu  choose External Tools

In the External Tools dialog box,click Add, and enter a name in Title Box – CreateGuid

Add path in Command box

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\bin\NETFX 4.0 Tools\guidgen.exe

Leave Arguments box as empty as for this one you do not require that

Add the following to Initial directory

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\bin\NETFX 4.0 Tools\

Click Ok ,You are done!

Again click on tools,you will be able to see the menu item with the name you added in Title Box.Click on it,the utility is loaded for you.

Same steps apply to any of the exes which you find in Microsoft SDKs folder.Read more here

Hope you find this useful 🙂

I was just thinking it’s end of year & will there be any new announcement from microsoft for year 2011 .Thought of checking site for new updates.You know where I reached?couldn’t beleive when I saw..Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio,a platform for developing robotics applications.Never knew that microsoft has got such fancy stuff too.There is nothing related to upcoming year,only thing is I am lil late to know about this news 🙂 However its better late than never.Thought I’ll share this here with you ppl too 🙂 To know more,click