Windows Vista Service Pack 1 – free unlimited installation and compatibility support

Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for Windows Vista, but only for Service Pack 1 (SP1). This support for SP1 is valid until March 18, 2009. Chat and e-mail support is available only in the United States and Canada.

Both email support and phone support (@ Hong Kong: (+852) 2388-9600) are available.

=== For more information ===

– Microsoft Help and Support ~ Windows Vista Service Pack 1

Fujitsu Shock Sensor on Vista SP1 – This program is blocked due to compatibility issues

After the Windows Update installation of [ Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems – English (KB937286) ] and [ Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB947562) ], the application [ Fujitsu Shock Sensor Utility ] does not work on my Vista x64 SP1 (ENU) on my Fujitsu Lifebook S6410.


There is an update available for Fujitsu Shock Sensor Utility, and can be downloaded from the Fujitsu (Taiwan) official site, while you will need to uninstall the utility, and reboot your Vista box before installation.

To completely remove Fujitsu Shock Sensor Utility, and all of its features…

–> Start –> Control Panel

–> Classic View –> Programs and Features –> Shock Sensor Utility –> Uninstall/Change

You will need to restart your computer, and then install the latest version of Fujitsu Shock Sensor Utility that supports Windows Vista SP1.

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

~ Fujitsu LifeBook Shock Sensor Utility修正程式 @

GovHK Gadget for Windows Vista Sidebar

Have just installed the GovHK gadget, and it’s now sitting on top of my Vista sidebar. The GovHK gadget is a small and handy mini-program that provides quick and easy access to key information such as latest government news, weather and air pollution index. A Search service is also available so that you can easily search for information from all government websites in Hong Kong.

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

~ GovHK Gadget

[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

~ Microsoft Expression

~ MSDN Silverlight Dev Center

~ Hong Kong Gadget Gallery

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server Power Tool – February 2007 – v1.2

Team Foundation Power Tool (TFPT), formerly known as Team Foundation Power Toys, provides supplemental functionality for use with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server.


Note: DSLTool for VS2005 will need to be installed first.


~ VSTS Process Editor is integrated inside Visual Studio for viewing and customizing Team Foundation process templates.

After installing Power Tool v1.2, the Process Editor menu item can be found inside the Visual Studio development environment after connecting to the Team Foundation Server, while the user guide “PEUserGuide.doc” of Process Editor can be found inside the Microsoft Team Foundation Power Tools program group. The user guide contains detailed instructions on how to use Process Editor.

[  >>  Visual Studio  >>  Team  >>  Process Editor  ]

[  >>  Start   >>   Program   >>   Microsoft Team Foundation Power Tools   >>   Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Process Editor   >>   PEUserGuide.doc  ]

~ TFPT installs these commands on the VSTS client computer: Unshelve, Rollback, Online, GetCS, UU, Annotate, Review, History, Workitem, Query, Treediff, Workspace, Treeclean. GUI is supported for some of the commands.


~ Custom check-in policies that comes with the TFPT application: custom path policy, forbidden patterns, changeset comments, work item query.


~ An MSBuild task is installed for customizing Team Foundation Build. The installed task “TestToolsTask” can be used to specify a test container as part of the build process (e.g., a DLL, a Web test, a load test), instead of using *.vsmdi files to specify tests to run.


~ Support for Windows Vista. (When you are uninstalling the old TFPT release on Vista, you will need to disable UAC, or use “msiexec /i tfpt.msi” in order to get rid of the error 1721.)


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

– DSLToolsRedist – Domain-Specific Language Tools for Visual Studio 2005 redistributable components


– Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server Power Tool (February 2007 – v1.2)


– VSTS command-line test execution


~ Cannot find Process Editor after installation of TFS Power Tool v1.2


– Team Foundation Server Power Toys forums


– Domain-specific language tools

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is released

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Team Suite (Standard, Professional , Team Edition), Team Foundation Server, and Express Editions are available, and can be downloaded at {



Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Update for Windows Vista Beta will also be available within a few days, while the final release is expected to be available at Q1 of 2007.


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


– Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Installation of SQL Server 2005 in Windows Vista – warning message on IIS feature requirement during System Configuration Check

During the installation of SQL Server 2005 in Windows Vista, the following warning message may appear during System Configuration Check (IIS feature requirement), indicating that IIS is not configured properly.


===== Warning message =====


Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) is either not installed or is disabled. IIS is required by some SQL Server features. Without IIS, some SQL Server features will not be available for installation. To install all SQL Server features, install IIS from Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel or enable the IIS service through the Control Panel if it is already installed, and then run SQL Server Setup again. For a list of features that depend on IIS, see Features Supported by Editions of SQL Server in Books Online.


===== Solution =====


1. Log-on with a user having administrative privileges, or invoke applications explicitly as the built-in Administrator using the command ‘runas /user:administrator cmd.exe’.


2. Install IIS 7 on Vista

–> Start

   –> Control Panel

      –> Programs

         –> Programs and Features

            –> Turn Windows features on or off

               –> Enable <Internet Information services>


3. Enable various features of IIS

–> Web management tools

   –> IIS 6 Management Compatibility

      –> IIS 6 WMI Compatibility

      –> IIS Metabase and IIS 6 configuration compatibility

–> World Wide Web Services

   –> Application Development Features

      –> ASP.NET

      –> ISAPI Extensions

      –> ISAPI Filters

   –> Common Http Features

      –> Default Document

      –> Directory Browsing

      –> HTTP Redirection

      –> Static Content

   –> Security

      –> Windows Authentication


4. Install SQL Server 2005.


5. Be reminded to apply SQL Server 2005 service pack 2. 


===== For more information ===== 


– You receive a warning message on the System Configuration Check page of the SQL Server 2005 Setup program on a computer that is running Windows Vista Beta 2 or a Server Core installation of Windows Server Longhorn 


– How to install IIS7 in Windows Vista Beta 2


– SQL Server 2005 SP2 is now available


– Installing SQL Server 2005 tools on an Windows Vista workstation

[Hong Kong] The business launch of the 2007 Microsoft Office system, Windows Vista, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 on 2006.12.15 (Fri)

The business launch of the 2007 Microsoft Office system, Windows Vista, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will be held on 15 December 2006 (Friday), at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. There will be many giveaways, live demonstrations, and various break-out sessions on 6 different tracks (business, deployment, operational efficiency, security, productivity, and developing solutions).

Get ready for a better way to do your business. Go! and register now!

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

– Microsoft – Ready for a New Day [Hong Kong]