Popup that doesn’t go away: please wait while the installer finishes determining your disk space requirements

9 03 2010

Recently, while preparing a fresh set of development virtual machines, I started getting a popup window with the message “please wait while the installer finishes determining your disk space requirements”. This happened every time I tried to install a msi. apparently this is a bug with the msi engine. A workaround that did the trick was to on the command line and execute the following command:

msiexec /package .msi /qr

I’ll try to add some more information on the problem itself ASAP.

Cheers,

Rui

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Office 2010 (Client + Server) public dates

7 03 2010

According to a recent information, the new wave of the Office products will be available on may 12th.

Almost there!





Bing Maps steps up

5 03 2010

While watching a recent Steve Ballmer’s presentation regarding “the cloud”, the new version of bing maps was shown (+- min 30). Interesting? well, SHURE! At last you can experience a serious integration of a set of tools that are coming together (maps, search, flickr, world wide telescope, photosynth, etc.). Just take a look at it and judge for yourself. DO explore:

  • Map Apps ( will lead you on the available apps)
  • Zoom in and go from map, to aerial generated photo, to aerial photo/bird’s eye, to street watch
  • now map available photos to the street level with photosynth technology
  • look up and turn off the sun, allowing you to explore the night sky at any time/date you wish

I just took a peek and was really impressed. Still a lot to cover :).

Have fun!