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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Microsoft Office - en-us you can restore them to their previous default settings. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Reset. Select the Delete personal settings check box if you would also like to remove search providers, Accelerators and home pages.
The changes will take effect the next time you open IE. Mozilla Firefox At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
It will close and be reset. When it's done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish and Firefox will open. Google Chrome Open Chrome and click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar. Select Settings. In the "Search" section, click Manage search engine. Check if Default is displayed next to your preferred search engine. An important wrinkle is that you can only use the latest version, so you cannot run Windows XP on this programme - you'd have to upgrade to Windows 7.
This makes sense: Microsoft wants you to be out there flogging the latest and greatest. You get five MSDN subscriptions on the silver level, and ten on the gold.
However, weirdly, with silver and gold competencies you get MSDN subscriptions that you cannot use for direct revenue generating activities examples they give include developing bespoke software for a fee, or customisation as part of deployment , but you can use them to develop a commercial application which partners sell - emphasis on "sell" is mine, it's unclear how this works if you're giving stuff away free.
You should note that you can "top up" the amount of licenses you get by getting more competencies. Refer to the calculator linked above for more information on this. All in all, the silver and gold competencies in the Partner Network give you most of the software needed to run a decent sized IT solutions business, and all of the software needed depending on how you actually make money from the software that you write. You also get advisory hours i.
What these do is get you licenses for cash without the heavy involvement of the Partner Network via the demonstration of competency through obtaining "competencies".
It should be said that with both of these offer elements of the support and sales and marketing help as the full programme - again, Microsoft's payback in this is that you will shift more licenses. Both subscriptions have the same rules about to internal use - i. Although, weirdly, they also include the rule about not allowing custom software development. An important wrinkle is, like the silver and gold competency benefits, you have to be running the latest and greatest. You can pay a little extra to get physical media.
MSDN is the granddaddy of Microsoft developer programmes. It's basically "everything". Would you like Windows 3. That is fine. Access 2. Dyanamics AX? MapPoint ? BizTalk ? There's line items on the a spreadsheet that you can download here - although, remember, I said "spreadsheet".
There are eight current MSDN levels. All of them have that lovely, labourious naming that we have come to love from Microsoft. MSDN Essentials is the level that you get when you buy Visual Studio at retail see the blog entry here , and so we'll ignore that. Importantly with the full silver and gold competency levels on the full Partner Network, you get the Visual Studio Premium with MSDN licenses five on silver, ten on gold.
On the other two you get the more esoteric read "pricey" products, e. There are some differences in the software that you get as part of the core subscription, although the core OS and server stuff you are likely to need is there. I'll leave the "Test Professional" edition for a moment. The version of Visual Studio that I use on a daily basis is Professional, and I must admit I've never hankered after anything in the other versions. The key differences are that in Premium and Ultimate have more debugging and profiling tools.
Professional has standard unit testing, whereas Premium includes a few more tools and Ultimate has a whole raft of testing and profiling tools. Next, Premium and Ultimate both have a collection of frankly irrelevant database tools. On the modelling side, with Ultimate you get all of that but not in Professional and Premium and if you're into modelling, why would you not use a stand-alone tool? Ultimate also gives you something called "Lab Management".
In summary, it's not obvious what you get with Ultimate or Premium that's so amazing, or that certainly can't be filled with, as alluded to, third-party tools. This gives us three remaining MSDN variants to look at. Visual Studio Test Professional is designed for testers who are "embedded" into the test cycle. We haven't spoken much about TFS here but there's a shared toolset for managing the quality aspect of development.
Like Test Professional, if you're in this area you're pretty specialised. Confused yet? You probably are. This arrangement frankly is not pretty. Here is some rough street pricing: Another thing on the MSDN side is that you also get some Azure usage, details of which can be found here although, as we're about to see, the benefits are paltry.
BizSpark BizSpark is a programme to encourage startup businesses to build their solutions on the Microsoft stack. I say "encourage" - BizSpark is firmly from the "your first hit is free" school of marketing. It would be non-trivial to switch away from the Microsoft stack once your startup was up and running. To short circuit the discussion, BizSpark helpfully says that you get access to most of the licences available in Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN, although confusingly they they go on to explicitly state that it is Visual Studio Ultimate that you get.
See this page. There is no clearly given limit to the number of users on you can have on the programme, presumably because the eligibility requirements act as a natural ceiling. Once your membership is up, you "graduate" from the programme and buy your licenses at a discount. A caveat laden discount - follow the single asterisk on this page.
Where BizSpark gets more interesting is on the production server licensing. Remember, with the other programmes thus far you cannot use the licenses in production environments - they are internal use only.
On the Start menu for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner , click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following: Click Uninstall a Program. Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs. When you find the program Microsoft Office - en-us, click it, and then do one of the following: Click Uninstall. Follow the prompts.
A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Microsoft Office - en-us. How do I reset my web browser? If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Microsoft Office - en-us you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Click the Advanced tab, and then click Reset. Select the Delete personal settings check box if you would also like to remove search providers, Accelerators and home pages. The changes will take effect the next time you open IE.
Mozilla Firefox At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.
To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens. It will close and be reset. When it's done, a window will list the information that was imported.
Click Finish and Firefox will open. Google Chrome Open Chrome and click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar. Select Settings. In the "Search" section, click Manage search engine.
Check if Default is displayed next to your preferred search engine. If not, mouse over it and click Make default. Mouse over any other suspicious search engine entries that are not familiar and click X to remove them. When the "Show Home button" checkbox is selected, a web address appears below it. If you want the Homepage button to open up a different webpage, click Change to enter a link.
Restart Google Chrome.