Did you know that, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Client and Windows XP SP2 support ends coming July 13, 2010? If you are still using one of these OS, its time you plan your migration stratergy. When you look at moving to Windows 7, how about presenting you with one single center, which will provide you all the resources available to help you move to a new client and server operating system?

The Springboard Team has created a End-of-Support Solution Center to help with the planning of your migration strategy from Windows 2000 or Windows XP to Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

Most developers understand the benefits of writing reusable code. It makes sense to use that piece again when you need the same functionality. The more pre-tested software you can reuse, the fewer bugs you’re likely to have in the final product.

Merge modules extend the notion of reusable components to the software installation process. Once you’ve developed a way to install a reusable component, you can also reuse the installation process!

This article explains the Merge Modules, the need of it and How to merge them to an existing installer file (.msi).