Category Archives: Microsoft Office

Install Visual Studio 2017

This short blog walk you through the installation of Visual Studio 2017. Run mu_visual_studio_enterprise_2017_x86_x64_10049783.exe from the offline installer (here is how you get the offline installer https://chanmingman.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/create-visual-studio-2017-offline-installer/). For this installation, I choose .NET desktop Development, Desktop development with C++, ASP.NET, … Continue reading

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Create Visual Studio 2017 offline installer

Good or bad news, Visual Studio no longer comes with ISO file for download in MSDN. You need to run the command in command prompt to get your own Offline Installer. The instruction link is below. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/install/create-an-offline-installation-of-visual-studio There are some … Continue reading

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Office 2013 application cannot run Office App Store application

This blog is specifically for Windows 7 32 bit and Office 2013 32 bit. I have this problem when my Windows 7 32 bit, cannot do Windows Update. That also means MS Office 2013 will not be updated. You need … Continue reading

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Microsoft Power BI vs Qlik vs Tableau 2017

Gartner 2017 reports shows Tableau, Qlik, and Microsoft are the leader in Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. The full Gartner url is at the bottom. The Gartner link will be expired in sometime later, that was my experience with Gartner … Continue reading

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The refactoring operation cannot be completed because it requires changes to generate code

The short blog shows you the workaround to the error “The refactoring operation cannot be completed because it requires changes to generate code”. In one scenario, you will get this error is that you want to rename the namespace of … Continue reading

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Unable to cast COM object of type ‘System.__ComObject’ to interface type ‘Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.ContactItem

This short blog show you how to fix the error you might have when following a msdn article for Outlook Add-in. If you are following this article How to: Programmatically Search for a Specific Contact  https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms269001.aspx You might hit the … Continue reading

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VSTO Add-In for Outlook

This article shows you how to create VSTO Add-in for Outlook. There is an MSDN article out there but as usual most of the MSDN articles ask you to visualize the IDE development interface by yourself. The first step is … Continue reading

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