Last Saturday, April 5th 2014, I received an email from Google that they believed my site was hacked. I immediately FTP'd into the hosting service and pulled down the ASP. It was VBScript. I haven't written VBScript since 2002. I quickly jumped on Google and searched for "Rob Mensching". My heart sank when I saw my site was labeled with the dreaded, "This site may be hacked."
I just finished watching Microsoft's 2014 //build/ Conference's Day 1 Keynote. As expected there were a lot of announcements, not all of them surprises. But there were two anouncements that I found particularly interesting. IMHO, these two announcements exemplify just how far Microsoft has come since it released its first Open Source project almost exactly 10 years ago.
While the rest of the internet goes crazy with silly hoaxes today, I got some great news that turned out to be true. Microsoft awarded me "Most Valuable Professional" status for 2014 in "Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing".
I've been so heads down running FireGiant that my attendance on StackOverflow has decreased signifcantly. However, someone who answers a fair number of MSI related questions on StackOverflow asked me a question to clarify his understanding. I started to answer but realized that it could be a useful blog post. So let's try to answer "Remove information about installed product".