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Installing WordPress using Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI) v2.0

Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a free tool that makes getting the latest components of the Microsoft Web Platform easy. This includes the latest Visual Web Developer 2010 Express, ASP.NET 4, and ASP.NET MVC2.


Web PI can also be used to download open source projects which works on PHP and MySQL. Web PI will guide you throughout the process of downloading, installing, and configuring all software that are required. Following are some screen captures, showing how easy it will be to download and install the popular publishing platform [ WordPress ] with just a few clicks!


Firstly, you will need to logon to your Windows operating system using an administrative account. This could be Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2+, Windows Server 2003 SP1+, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2.


Then, download and execute Web PI that can be found at http://www.Microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx
Here’s how Web Platform Installer v2.0 looks like.



 


Choose [WordPress], and press [Install]. Web PI will proceed to detect 3rd-party applications that need to be downloaded (PHP, MySQL, WordPress), and the Microsoft products and components that need to be installed and configured (IIS).



As MySQL will need to be installed in order to support WordPress, Web PI will prompt for the root password of MySQL.



Press [Continue], and the installation starts. Web PI will download, install, and configure all of the software for you!



Web PI will then prompt for the site information for setting up an IIS web site.
(You will need to grant appropriate permission for IIS to access the folder as specified in the ‘physical path’.)
(Your should absolutely have a different Web site setting!)



And the next step is MySQL database settings.



 


It’s that easy! Go, and give it a try!


===== For more information =====


~ Microsoft Web Platform Installer 2.0
http://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx

~ Microsoft Web Platform Installer: The Official Microsoft IIS Site
http://www.iis.net/webpi


~ WordPress
http://wordpress.org


 

Create a Game in Microsoft Silverlight 2… and win an Xbox 360!

Silverlight gives a lot of love to .NET coders, especially those versed with Microsoft development tools like Visual Studio 2008 and the new Microsoft Expression Studio. PHP developers have a lot to benefit from Silverlight as well. Using the Silverlight runtime, XAML, PHP code, and a touch of JavaScript, you can add a lot of splash to your PHP apps. Now, your mission–should you choose to accept: Take your shot at gaming stardom if you think you have what it takes to build a cool RIA game and you could win an Xbox 360 or other fabulous prizes. Hurry! You only have until May 15, 2008 to enter your game!


Note: No purchase necessary to enter or win. Open only to residents of the 50 United States (includes D. of C.) who are 17+. Game ends May 15, 2008


=== For more information ===


~ RIA Run Registration


http://www.devx.com/RIA/Door/37507

[Hong Kong] MIX07 on 2007.06.05 (Tue)

MIX is Microsoft’s conference for Web designers, developers and decision-makers who make their living at the forefront of the consumer Web. Join the conversation with Microsoft and others on how to harness the latest technologies, unlock new revenue opportunities, reduce development costs and improve customer experience. MIX is for cutting-edge Web professionals designing and building next-generation experiences. Come and join MIX07, and get a first look at Microsoft Expression Studio, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Microsoft Silverlight, and more… Windows Vista Gadgets Contest will also be launched at MIX07!


Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2007


Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm


Venue: Hong Knog Convention & Exhibition Centre, Wanchai 


===== For more information


~ Microsoft – MIX 2007


http://www.microsoft.com/hk/msdn/mix07


~ Microsoft Expression


http://www.microsoft.com/expression


~ MSDN Silverlight Dev Center


http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/silverlight


~ Hong Kong Gadget Gallery


http://www.microsoft.com/hk/windows/downloads/hkgadgets.mspx

2007 Mirosoft Office system RTM install – does not support upgrading from a prerelease version

===== Description =====


After uninstalling all applications related to Microsoft Office 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh (B2TR), the following error prompts during the installation of Microsoft Office 2007 RTM.


===== Setup Errors =====


Setup is unable to proceed due to the following error(s):
The 2007 Microsoft Office system does not support upgrading from a prerelease version of the 2007 Microsoft Office system. You must first uninstall any prerelease versions of the 2007 Microsoft Office system products and associated technologies.
Correct the issue(s) listed above and re-run setup.


===== Resolution =====


*** These are for advanced users only. Take your own risk!
*** You have been WARNED!


You will need to uninstall all of the following applications before proceeding to install Office 2007 RTM.
- Microsoft Office Professional 2007 (Beta), Groove, OneNote, InfoPath, Visio, SharePoint Designer, Project, etc…
- Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components
- 2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS (Beta)
- Microsoft Expression Web Designer Beta 1 / CTP1
- Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats (Beta 2 Technical Refresh)
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Office Tools
- Microsoft Compatibility Packs for 2007 (Beta)


- Try to install Office 2007 RTM. If it prompts the same setup errors (of prerelease version), use Windows Installer CleanUp Utility to check whether any of the Office 2007 related products have not been installed, and try to remove the programs using {*** Add or Remove Programs ***} first.
 


- If the RTM setup still prompts the same setup errors, use {*** Windows Installer CleanUp Utility ***} to remove the related products. I have resolved my setup problem using the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility, and thus, do *not* need to proceed to the following step.   [;)]
 


- If the RTM setup still prompts the same setup errors, follow the steps in {manually removing the Office 2007 beta}.


===== Preparation for the installation of Office 2007 RTM =====


After the installation of Office 2007 RTM, you are suggested to install {Windows Desktop Search 3 RTM for Windows XP}, to install {PDF & XPS add-in for Office 2007}, and to fix {Building Blocks issues: to delete the file “%appdata%\Microsoft\Document Building Blocks\Building Blocks.dotx” *only* when you have *not* modified the Building Blocks content (e.g., galleries)}. For more information, please refer to {Office 2007 RTM issues}.


===== For more information =====


- Error messages when you try to install the original release version of a 2007 Office suite or program: “Setup is unable to proceed”
http://support.microsoft.com:80/default.aspx/kb/927222/en-us


- Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301


- Unable to install Office 2007 Beta 2 applications – Error 2711. An internal error has occurred. (GraphicsFiltersCDRFilesIntl_1033 )
http://msmvps.com/blogs/martinpoon/archive/2006/11/12/after-applying-office-2007-beta-2-technical-refresh-b2tr-unable-to-install-office-2007-beta-2-applications-error-2711-an-internal-error-has-occurred-graphicsfilterscdrfilesintl-1033.aspx


- Office RTM product key issue update
http://msmvps.com:80/blogs/benwalters/archive/2006/11/17/office-rtm-product-key-issue-update.aspx


- Manually removing the Office 2007 Beta
http://pschmid.net/blog/2006/11/13/79


- Office 2007 RTM Issues
http://pschmid.net/blog/2006/11/13/80


- Windows Desktop Search 3.0 RTW for Windows XP (KB917013)
http://www.microsoft.com:80/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4982072F-7660-492F-B96C-E42B4F5AB4AA


- 2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4D951911-3E7E-4AE6-B059-A2E79ED87041&displaylang=en

Unable to install Office 2007 Beta 2 applications – Error 2711. An internal error has occurred. (GraphicsFiltersCDRFilesIntl_1033 )

===== Error =====

Microsoft Office Groove 2007 (Beta) encountered an error during setup.
Error 2711. An internal error has occurred. (GraphicsFiltersCDRFilesIntl_1033 )

===== Description =====

After the installation of Office 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh (B2TR), error 2711 will occur if you try to install any of the Office 2007 **Beta 2** products. To resolve the problem, you will need to uninstall all Office 2007 applications, uninstall Expression Web Beta 1 (if you have Expression Web installed), and use Windows Installer CleanUp Utility to remove all Office 2007 entries. Here are the steps that you will need to follow.

~ Uninstall **all** Office 2007 applications (Access, Excel, InfoPath, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word, SharePoint Designer, Visio, Project, OneNote, Groove).

~ Uninstall Expression Web Beta 1 (if you have installed this application).

~ (If you cannot install Office 2007 Beta 2) use Windows Installer Cleanup Utility to clean-up all Office related entries.

~ Install **all** of the Office 2007 Beta 2 products.

~ Install B2TR for your Office products. Make sure that you install all Office **Beta 2** products before applying Beta 2 Technical Refresh (B2TR). You will *not* be able to install Beta 2 products after applying B2TR.

===== For more information =====

- Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

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Download 2007 Microsoft Office system Beta 2 Technical Refresh (494.7 MB)

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Download Project 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh (186.1 MB)

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Download Groove 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh (185.4 MB)

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Download Visio 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh (261.2 MB)

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Download SharePoint Designer 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh (211.4 MB)


- Download Expression Web Beta 1 (196.5 MB)