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Upgrading to BlogEngine.NET 1.6 from Previous versions

Hi All,

I use BlogEngine.NET , the best opensource .NET blogging platform. And on Friday morning I had been busy for about 20 mins upgrading to 1.6 version. The upgrade was pretty smooth but with one glitch. I found an issue while following the usual steps learnt over my previous upgrade experiences, Well then, there is a step missing (its missing even on the BlogEngine.NET Upgrade Page).

There has been some changes done to the App_Data\DataStore folder with some addition of some config files. I was eventually able to find this issue when BenAmada replied to me on the BlogEngine.NET forums. Well this fixes all the issues with the installation and I am currently checking out the new features of the upgrade!

For an excellent upgrade instruction guide head over to David Wynne’ Blog. I wish I had seen it earlier :)


Important Reminder Regarding Expiration of the Windows 7 RC

Source: The Windows Blog - http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/archive/2010/02/01/

On February 15th, people still running the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) will receive a notification reminding them that starting March 1st, 2010, their PC will begin experiencing bi-hourly shutdowns. These shutdowns will continue through June 1st, 2010.

On June 1st, 2010, a non-genuine experience is triggered where your wallpaper is removed and “This copy of Windows is not genuine” will be displayed in the lower right corner above the taskbar. This means your PC will no longer be able to obtain optional updates or downloads that require genuine Windows validation.

To avoid any data loss, I suggest making plans to move to a released version of Windows 7 before the automatic shutdowns start. During these shutdowns, your work will not be saved.”

In short – Please upgrade to RTM version before Feb 15 to avoid nagging.