Friday, December 14, 2007

Microsoft's idea of backwards compatability

Office 2007 SP1 was released recently. Anyone who installed it and recompiled their Access projects (accde, ade or mde) discovered that the application is now only usable by someone who also has Access 2007 SP1. Microsoft is aware of the problem and has included three options for correcting it:
  1. Install Office 2007 SP1 on the computer -- *duh*
  2. Create the compiled application on a computer without SP1 installed -- *double duh*
  3. Use the 2007 SP1 version of the Access 2007 executable file -- are you freaking kidding me?!
Apply Office service packs with caution.

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