WiX Working Group Video of the Week, big blue ball machine.

Last week Heath was disappointed I showed the past's view of the future instead of something "funny". So I picked a video this week that is the tip of an iceberg full of videos geeks will love. I had never heard of freddiew and somehow accidentally tripped across his crew on YouTube. Check this out.

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AppX has no custom actions.

I didn't plan to start my discussion about the new installation technology in Windows 8, AppX, with this topic. However, a quick scan through this morning's email from wix-users prompted me to start here.

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WiX Working Group video of the week, the future is now.

Given all the excitement around Windows 8 and I thought I'd dig out this video about the future. We continue the trend of interesting advertisements (boot parachute last week and birds angry in real life before that). These come from 1993 (almost 20 years ago!) and are eerily prescient.

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Setup in Windows 8 and Visual Studio.

I joined the Developer Division almost 2 years ago. When I announced the move I spoke about my new focus on the short and long term of setup on Windows. In the Windows 8 keynote and the Developer Preview bits available now you can see the results of both. It all starts in the keynote when Antoine Leblond comes on stage and fires up Visual Studio.

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