After installing the Office 2010 Beta I continued to develop my SSIS and SSAS projects without interruption. In my spare time (a rare thing) I wanted to keep my web app skills up to date and continue to explore Silverlight and its all-singing, all dancing .NET RIA Web Services. All was well at first. I created a new web application project and started to create my master page and default web form when without cause I was not able to click on the Visual Studio 2008 window. The CPU was idle and I had no other apps open at the time other than Spotify. Tried the ALT+TAB to see if some modal dialog had gone astray but nothing…I was completely locked out.
I scratched my head for a while and tried restarting a few times. The only way I could kill VS2008 was using the Task Manager. The same occured each and every time with a web project. BI projects remained functional. I started to trawl the internet and did not find much but then I stumbled across Martin Hinshelwood’s blog and this article. He hit the nail right on the head.
If you have VS2008 locking you out on web projects after installing Office 2010 your solution awaits you here. Thanks Martin.