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Are you a Microsoft MVP? Get a FREE copy of West Wind Html Help Builder


Are you a Microsoft MVP and would like to check out Help Builder? If you are, you can get a free, full copy of Help Builder from us. No strings attached, no signup – just come and get it. To do so:

 

Send me an email with a link to your Microsoft MVP profile so I can verify you and a return email address so I can send you the download detail.

 

send to rstrahl @ west-wind.com (no spaces). Note that if your email is very different than your profile or name I might have to get back to you.

 

Why am I doing this? Few of reasons.

 

First a number of MVP’s have actually helped me out a lot along the way of getting Help Builder finished last year. And over the years, well, MVPs (and others too have) helped me out in too many ways to even mention. So this one way to give something back.


But ultimately I’m looking for feedback, and MVPs are good about that, and not too political about it either (which is a good thing even if it hurts)  Comments, suggestions, hate mail <g>… it’s been very hard to get feedback either good or bad and I would like to improve the product and in order to do so I need more people that are vocal and check it out.

 

As a quick summary, Help Builder is a Documentation solution for both end user documentation and developer documentation. It’s not NDoc, although it provides a good chunk of the functionality that NDoc provides for .NET developer documentation from .NET assemblies. But Help Builder is a full doc solution so it doesn’t just generate docs from assemblies (and COM objects and Fox classes and SQL Server Databases) but lets you create samples, walk through overview topics – you know the stuff a real help file needs to have for a complete solution. It also includes VS.NET and VFP IDE integration to let you hook up help content to WinForms or read/write XML comments from source code to Help Builder and vice versa.

 

 

I’m hoping that this will get more people to try out the product and hopefully motivate a few more people in the world to write documentation – god knows, we need it with all this undocumented developer stuff out in the wild these days.

 

So if you’re an MVP and interested, drop me a line.


The Voices of Reason


 

Joao tito Livio
March 11, 2005

# re: Are you a Microsoft MVP? Get a FREE copy of West Wind Html Help Builder

Hello Rich, can i try hel builder?

jlivio@mvps.org

Marino Posadas
March 12, 2005

# re: Are you a Microsoft MVP? Get a FREE copy of West Wind Html Help Builder

I didn't know about your blog. It's quite nice. I'm going to include a link to it in next update. (If that is any inconvenience, please, let me know).

Cheers
Marino Posadas
www.ElAveFenix.net

Ken Halter
March 14, 2005

# re: Are you a Microsoft MVP? Get a FREE copy of West Wind Html Help Builder

Hi.

This is a very generous offer. Has it been available long?

It may take a day or two for my profile to "go public". I've been an MVP for 4 years now and I've never really had reason to make it public before now :-)

Anyway, the link above should take to my profile. Email addresses are also on the page.

Just in case, I'm at Ken_Halter@Hotmail.com

Thanks

Ken Halter
MS-MVP-VB

Rick Strahl
March 15, 2005

# re: Are you a Microsoft MVP? Get a FREE copy of West Wind Html Help Builder

Ken, no need to post anything publically - as the message states you can send email to me...

Nancy Ward
September 01, 2006

# re: Are you a Microsoft MVP? Get a FREE copy of West Wind Html Help Builder

Hi, Rick. I'd like to try Help Builder.

Thanks a lot for your offer.

Nancy Ward
Windows Live Messenger MVP

Francisco Fagas
September 04, 2006

# re: Are you a Microsoft MVP? Get a FREE copy of West Wind Html Help Builder

Hi.

This is a very generous offer. Has it been available long?

My Profile is https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=386EBADC-FA2A-42B8-AD0F-529993FA5195, I've been an MVP for 4 years.

Just in case, I'm at franciscofagas@Hotmail.com

Thanks

Francisco Fagas
MS-MVP-Team System

 

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