Posts Tagged ‘Deployment’

Converting a .vdproj to WiX in Visual Studio 2012, 2010, 2008

I'm sure you're all aware of the fact that, from Visual Studio 2012, that Visual Studio Setup projects (.vdproj) is a thing of the past. This news has been met with shock, horror and disappointment, but luckily all is not lost. As I've mentioned in a previous article, Microsoft is touting WiX (Windows Installer XML) as the heir apparent to the traditional VS Setup projects and all things considered it is a very good and free alternative ... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: How to convert a .vdproj to .wixproj in a click

You might already know or you might not… Visual Studio 2012 does not support setup projects. If this statement feels like a punch in the nose and you asking yourself, "does this mean what I think it means?"…the answer is "yes!" ... Read the rest of this entry →

How to convert Visual Studio 2012, 2010 setup project (vdproj) to WiX

In my last article I've shown you how to create a new WiX installer project. But, what if you already invested a good amount of time in creating a Visual Studio setup project? You could always create the setup project from scratch, but there has to be an easier way. ... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express vs. VSTO: Office add-in deployment

Planning the deployment of any software product is something most of us leave right to the end of the project. It makes logical sense to do so, everything that needs to be built is built and we know what we need to deploy... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: Create an Office shared add-in – building a custom Click Twice deployment package

The video, Part 5, is the last of the series. In this 15-ish minute video, you will learn how to build a Click Twice deployment package for the MyTasks add-in. Click Twice is one of the major strengths of the Add-in Express toolset... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: Implementing a custom UI for Office add-ins with ClickOnce

Sometimes I get on a roll. Currently that roll is "customizing deployment packages". Yesterday, I subjected you to a video that shows you how to customize a ClickTwice deployment to include a EULA (among other things). Today, I have some ClickOnce goodness for you... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: Customizing a ClickTwice deployment package of your Office add-in

When you build an Office add-in, your users' first impression will be based on the installation experience. I know…it isn't fair…but it's true. This fact means they will judge your app before they have encountered it. So you need to provide a quality installation experience ... Read the rest of this entry →

How to allow a user to choose target MS Office applications during installation

In today's post I'll demonstrate how you can customize your add-in setup project to allow your users to select which Microsoft Office applications the add-in will be installed for. I am using Add-in Exprewss 2010 for Office and .net... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: Fully featured setup projects for Office solutions

It's well known that Add-in Express simplifies Office development via our support for multiple types of Office based solutions. But perhaps you don't know that one of our best features is how we simplify deployment via support of 4 base deployment technologies... Read the rest of this entry →

Redeploying Office extensions via ClickTwice

This is the final part of the series that describes all possible ways of deploying your Add-in Express-based Office extensions. I recommend that you begin from the very beginning: Step-by-step deployment of Office extensions: Overview. Or, if you are interested only in ClickTwice :) deployment, you can start right away with Deploying Office extensions via ClickTwice :)... Read the rest of this entry →

Deploying Office extensions via ClickTwice

Part 7 of the deployment series explains how you can use your favorite installer software to deploy your Office extensions over the web; this is the essence of ClickTwice :). If you didn’t read the previous parts of the series, I'd advise that you start with Part 1 - a brief overview of the available deployment technologies... Read the rest of this entry →

Deploying per-user Office extensions via Group Policy

This is part 6 of the deployment series that targets corporate deployment techniques and provides step-by-step instructions for deploying your per-machine Office extensions via Group Policy. I recommend that you start with reading Part 1 that gives a brief overview of all deployment technologies... Read the rest of this entry →

Redeploying per-user Office extensions via ClickOnce

This is part 5 of the series of articles which describes all possible ways of deploying your Office extensions based on Add-in Express. I recommend you starting from the very beginning: Step-by-step deployment of Office extensions... Read the rest of this entry →

Deploying per-user Office extensions via ClickOnce

In part 4 of the deployment series I will show you how to deploy your per-user Office extension using ClickOnce. Before we proceed, I recommend that you read Part 1 for a brief overview of all deployment technologies... Read the rest of this entry →

Deploying per-machine Office extensions via an MSI installer

This is part 3 of the deployment series that provides step-by-step instructions for deploying your per-machine Office extensions via an MSI installer. I recommend that you start with reading Part 1 that gives a brief overview of all deployment technologies... Read the rest of this entry →

Deploying per-user Office extensions via an MSI installer

This is part 2 of the series that covers all possible ways of deploying Add-in Express based Office extensions. Part 1 provided a brief overview of the available deployment technologies and now we are going to have a close look into deploying per-user Office extensions via an MSI installer... Read the rest of this entry →

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