January 2010 - Posts
From: Expression Web team blog : SuperPreview and Firefox 3.6 release
SuperPreview users probably want to know if the newly released Firefox is compatible with our application. Currently, SuperPreview does not support Firefox 3.6 due to changes in Firefox that require engineering work on our end. However, we made specific updates in our Expression Web 3 Service Pack 1 in preparation for precisely this circumstance. In Service Pack 1 we added the ability to do incremental updates to our browser support outside our normal release cycle. These changes mean we can release browser support updates in a matter of weeks rather than months.
We've already done a lot of the necessary leg work with the Firefox 3.6 beta and RC builds. We're waiting on some final 3.6 related items to be released from the Firefox team, then we'll enable support for Firefox 3.6 in SuperPreview. Be on the lookout for another post to this blog when a downloadable update is available.
In the meantime, if you haven’t already updated, install Expression Web 3 Service Pack 1.
Microsoft Expression Web
Today we released Security Bulletin MS10-002 out-of-band to address vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. All customers using currently supported versions of Windows and Internet Explorer should apply this update as soon as possible. Once applied, customers are protected against the known attacks that have been widely publicized. For customers using automatic updates, this update will automatically be applied once it is released.
I also wanted to clarify some information that we included in our update to Security Advisory 979352 yesterday. We let customers know that there are other applications that may use mshtml.dll as a rendering engine and if those applications allow active scripting, they can be used as an attack vector. Customers who install today’s update are NOT vulnerable and are protected from all known attack vectors. These applications are NOT vulnerable and no security updates are needed for them. Installing today’s Internet Explorer update addresses the vulnerability across all applications.
As we noted in our blog post yesterday, this Internet Explorer security update was already planned for release in February. When the attack discussed in Security Advisory 979352 was first brought to our attention on Jan 11, we quickly released an advisory for customers two days later. As part of that investigation, we also determined that the vulnerability was the same as a vulnerability responsibly reported to us and confirmed in early September.
More at: The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) : Bulletin MS10-002 Released
During the installation of Expression Web 3, you may encounter the following error:
Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.Cannot find DependencyProperty or PropertyInfo for property named ‘Effect’. Property names are case sensitive. Error at object ‘LayoutRoot’ in markup file ‘XSetupUI;component/initializationwindow.xaml’.
Clicking the OK button takes you out of the installation and there you are – no Expression Web 3 installed on the machine and you feeling pretty frustrated. What does that error even mean anyway?
In a nutshell, that error means you have a bad install of the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 on the machine, which is required for both the setup of Expression Web 3 and the program itself to run. To resolve it, follow the instructions at: Ruminations from the Expression Web support team : “Cannot Find DependencyProperty or PropertyInfo for Property named ‘Effect’” error during xWeb3 Setup
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After a few months of dealing with a borked QWERTY keyboard on my HTC Mogul, I went to the Sprint store and took a look at what they had to offer. My requirements were a QWERTY keyboard, touch screen, and Windows Mobile. My biggest issue, though, was that I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a phone that would not be upgradable to Windows Mobile 7 (a.k.a. "Windows Phone) when it comes out. I was eligible for an upgrade, and the phone that met my requirements and came in at the lowest price (after a $100 rebate) was the Palm Treo Pro. The fact that it was highly recommended by some Windows Mobile MVPs didn’t hurt either.
So far, I am really happy with my choice. Palm makes it really easy to set up ActiveSync and it worked flawlessly the first time I connected. Another thing I like about it is that you have to press the Center button twice to turn on the phone. I recently got an Airave from Sprint, and when I come home, there is some interaction between the phone and the Airave and the phone turns itself on. With the Mogul sitting in my purse, there was the risk of “pocket-dialing” because the touch screen was turned on – that isn’t going to happen with the Treo Pro.
The only downside I have found so far is that it didn’t come with many accessories – I had to buy a car charger and a case. Still on my list are screen protectors, extra styluses, a syncing cradle and a second wall charger to keep in my laptop bag. But I plan on putting most of my HTC Mogul accessories up for sale on Craigslist or eBay, so that will help pay for it all.
If you own a Palm Treo Pro and have any tips or tricks to share, please let me know in the comments – thanks!