Expression Web 4 Service Pack 2

Service Pack 2 for Expression Web 4 has been released. You can download it from  Expression Web 4 SP2 applies significant fixes and improvements to publishing, SuperPreview, file management, extensibility, and other areas of the programs.

You can watch a video on Expression Web 4 SP2 Workspaces Demo as well as Expression Web 4 SP2 Code Editing Demo.

You can get a more complete description of Expression Web 4 SP2, including a list of issues that are fixed, in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article entitled “Description of the Microsoft Expression Web 4 Service Pack 2.” (This link appears not to be live as yet.)

Some of the improvements include:

  • jQuery IntelliSense
  • Thumbnails in Folder View (Vista & Win7 only) – The preview area  is resizeable. Just above the top folder you will see 5 tiny gray dots that you can grab and drag down.
  • New Snippets Panel
  • Universal comment/uncomment
  • Workspaces
  • Custom toolbars
  • Interactive Snapshot

Steven Guttman. who is the  Director of Product Management for Expression Web, has written about the newest features of Expression Web 4 SP2.

How to Determine if Expression Web 4 SP2 is Installed

In Expression Web 4, click the Help menu, then click About Microsoft Expression Web. If Expression Web 4 SP2 is installed, the following version number appears:

Microsoft Expression Web 4 Version 4.0.1303.0 SP2


Diskeeper 2011 Giveaway

Giveaway has ended. Winners will receive an email directly from Diskeeper. Enjoy the new program and thanks for entering.

Diskeeper 2011.

Diskeeper 2011

How many of you perform regular system maintenance on your systems? Do you defrag your hard drive on a regular basis? No. Do you know what fragmentation is and what defragging your system does does?

Fragmentation of your hard drive occurs when your operating system cannot or will not allocate enough contiguous space to store a complete file as a unit. Instead it puts bits and pieces of the file in gaps between other files. Large files and a increasing number of files only make this worse. As the hard drive becomes more and more fragmented, you may notice a decrease in your system performance.

Windows comes with a Tool called Defrag. It is located under Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup. Running Defrag is notoriously SLOW – at least it always has been for me.  For several years now I have been using a program called Diskeeper. When I first tried it on an older computer, it was slow. BUT I have been running Diskeeper 2010 with IntellWrite for quite some time and it runs quietly in the background with no noticeable decrease in my performance.

I was recently given a copy of Diskeeper 2011 to try before its release to the public.

Diskeeper 2011 offers  IntelliWrite technology which  prevents fragmentation of your hard drive even before it begins. It works quietly in the background and you should notice no decrease in performance. The new Instant Defrag feature of Diskeeper 2011 eliminates any fragmented data that may occur.

Would you like to have a NFR (Not for Resale) copy of Diskeeper 2011 and see for yourself how efficiently it works?

I have 3-5 copies of the latest version (NFR) available to be given away BEFORE it becomes available to the public.  Thank you Derek from Diskeeper. All you have to do is head over to the Diskeeper Home Page and give me the name of one of the other products that Diskeeper Corporations sells. Fill in the contact form on this blog and give me your answer in the message field.

If you post a correct answer, I’ll put your name in a hat or bowl or whatever and draw the names.  I will then pass your details to Derek at Diskeeper and he will forward the NFR copy to you. Don’t delay, enter now using  the Contact Form on this blog. Good luck!

The official release date for Diskeeper 2011 is March 22, 2011.