Key points for updating a deployed office solution

You might have got a requirement to update the existing (deployed) office solution. If so, here are some key points related to signing certificates, that you need to keep in mind before doing this, which are suggested by msdn.

  1. Ensure that the solution is set up to provide the correct evidence for the security checks –
    • If the old solution is signed with a trusted certificate, sign the updated solution with the same certificate. If the certificate has expired or cannot be reused, use a certificate that is trusted at the enterprise level.
    • If the ClickOnce trust prompt was used for trust but the zone has been disabled, the solution will be disabled.
    • If the signing key was changed, trust must be re-established by using the ClickOnce trust prompt, or the certificate must be trusted at the enterprise level. If the trust is pre-established, the first version will be uninstalled and the updated version will be installed.
    • If the new certificate is trusted at the enterprise level, then the update takes place with no prompting.
    • If the new certificate is not trusted, a trust prompt is displayed to the user, if the prompt is allowed.
  2. Use the Publish Wizard to publish the updated Office solution to the same directory as the previous version.
    The Office solution is published to a folder at the same directory level as the old solution, but with an incremented version number. The application and deployment manifests are replaced, so the user is automatically directed to the new version the next time the solution checks for updates.
  3. Copy the solution files to the installation location, if it is different from the publish location. Keep the folders and files in the same relative positions.

Windows Azure Camp

Windows Azure Day

Windows Azure Camp is a one day event which has deep dive sessions, designed to help you speed up on developing for Windows Azure.

Here is the Agenda…

Time Topic Speaker Name
0930 to 0945 hrs Opening Note Harish Ranganathan
0945 to 1045 hrs Beginning with Windows Azure Shravan Kumar
1045 to 1145 hrs Azure Development Factory Chalk Talk Arun Koshi, Manish Sharma, and Parthasarathi
1145 to 1200 hrs Tea Break
1200 to 1300 hrs Showcase: Azure SDK 1.3 and the new Azure Management Portal Pearson Jebamony, Microsoft
1300 to 1400 hrs Lunch
1400 to 1500 hrs Cloud Storage – Windows Azure storage services Rahul Rai, Namit TS
1500 to 1530 hrs Windows Azure Quiz & Goodies Hima Bindu Vejella
1530 to 1630 hrs Connecting Windows Azure to your Enterprise Network & Applications Arun Koshi & Manish Sharma
1630 to 1645 hrs Wrap up & Closing Note Harish Ranganathan

You can register here

Date: 10-Apr-2011

Time: 9:30 AM – 4:45 PM

Venue: Microsoft Campus

Building 3 MPR Halls,
Hyderabad, India