WiX toolset support for Software Id Tagging - ISO/IEC 19770-2.

A name, or if you prefer identity, is a profoundly important concept in pretty much everything. In software deployment identities serve as the foundation for versioning and dependencies which are pretty much everything for us. In ancient Egyptian mythology, Isis was granted power over the all powerful sun god, Ra, when he told her his true name. Ra gave Isis a bunch of other names before his true name which is similar to a problem we have in software deployment. How do you get the true identify of software? Well, ISO/IEC 19770-2 wants to be the solution and today's release of the WiX toolset makes supporting that standard trivial.

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WiX Working Group video of the week, tax propaganda.

It's Tax Day in the United States soon. Have you ever wondered where taxes came from? I hadn't thought about it deeply and found the NPR story fascinating. The video was astounding and I was left wondering what the world was like when a video such as this could be distributed. Think about it.

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WiX Working Group video of the week, april's assassin's creed.

This was so awesome. It builds slowly then goes over the top. Seriously, who wouldn't want to be Ezio? The final question is which version would be better, XBox 360 or Wii?

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WiX v3.6 Release Candidate Zero available.

Today we released WiX v3.6 RC0. If you are on the WiX v3.6 Beta or you were waiting for Burn to become fundamentally stable or you are looking for VS 11 support, this is a great time to upgrade. Core scenarios work and we do not expect any further breaking changes. At the same time, we are still fixing most bugs that are filed. That means if you do hit an issue in RC0, there is a good chance we can get the fix in before locking down. Wondering what's left?

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