Monthly Archives: November 2009

7 posts

New security feature in Microsoft Office 2010 – Protected View

As I mentioned in my previous post, Microsoft Office 2010 introduced many new features to help user to get their work done more quickly and more safely. Protected View is one of the new security features introduced to add another security layer to protect user when working with potentially harmful documents. The basic idea of the Protected View is to provide a sandbox environment to allow user to preview untrusted or potentially harmful documents, so […]

Re-arm Windows 7 90-day trial

You probably already know that Microsoft released a 90-day trial version of Windows 7 Enterprise, which is a full version without any function limitation. After the trial period, you can re-arm the version to another 90 days (so you can use the trial version for a total of 180 days) by taking the following steps: 1. Start->All Programs->Accessories 2. Right-click Command Prompt, then choose Run as administrator 3. Type in slmgr -rearm, then hit Enter 4. Reboot your […]

Quick glance at Microsoft Office 2010 beta

Microsoft released the first public beta of Office 2010 two days ago, within one month after the release of Windows 7. There are some major feature changes from Office 2007 plus some UI changes. For example, Office 2010 has a native 64-bit version that enables user to work on files or databases larger than 2GB. There are also some new security changes in Office 2010 to provide more protection against malicious attacks, for instance, Data […]

Peek, Snap, and Shake: Windows 7 new features

Peek, Snap, and Shake are three interesting, fun, and useful features in Windows 7. Peek If you have multiple windows open, when you move your mouse over the icon of an application at the taskbar, a small thumbnail window will popup to let you peek the actual window before maximizing or switching to it. What is more, when you move your mouse over the thumbnail window, a “X” button will appear at the right top […]

Firefox 3.6 Beta 3 released

Mozilla community released Firefox 3.6 Beta 3, which contains over 80 bug fixes from the last beta release. If you are a Firefox fan, you should give it a try. How to run Firefox 3.6 Beta 3 in Ubuntu? 1. Download the tar package of Firefox 3.6 Beta 3 2. Unzip the tar package to a folder 3. Open the folder, find a file named “firefox” 4. Double click “firefox” to launch Firefox 3.6 Beta […]

SQL Server Express 2008 setup error on Windows 7: Invoke or BeginInvoke cannot be called on a control until the window handle has been created

I got this error today when I tried to install SQL Server Express 2008 Service Pack 1 on Windows 7: “SQL Server Setup error: Invoke or BeginInvoke cannot be called on a control until the window handle has been created” It is a bug according to this post. The fix is simple: close the dialog and then rerun the installer.