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Office 2007 Deployment Series – the aftermath
Wow – is it really July already? Last month we had about 150 people join (or watch later) our Office deployment webcasts. When we decided to run these, we were thinking that about 20 people would listen in – so the interest has still been quite high, even this far into the lifecycle of Office 2007 (and...
5 Jul 2009
What’s on the ‘tubes this June - Office 2007 Deployment Series
Oh, boy – here I was looking to hibernate this winter… but we will be kicking off a local deployment webcast series. Office 2007 Deployment Series - Session 1: Get Started with your Office Deployment Language(s): English. Product(s): 2007 Microsoft Office suites. ...
27 May 2009
Bending the Ribbon to your will…
There are some great resources to help smooth over the transition to Office 2007 and a very popular tool is the Get Started add-ins for Office: Word: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=F587370C-FDAE-4EDE-B528-AC58031A5DFF&displaylang=en Excel: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads...
16 Apr 2009
Things floating around my head this week…
Should this be three posts? Probably – but here are some things that have caught my eye lately… Go Green with Visio Visio is one of the great workhorses of the Office System. Visio is to the IT crowd what PowerPoint is to the business crowd – a great way to represent and communicate information. (cue...
3 Mar 2009
How can adopting Office 2007 help government agencies kick start the economy?
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is using Office 2007 to improve their grants process: “Making the grant process faster, easier, and more transparent helps us to track the impact of grant funding on Illinois businesses. It also helps boost morale for employees, citizens...
7 Feb 2009
When is the right time to deploy Office 2007?
Christmas 2005 (beta 1 of Office “12”), well at least that was the time I deployed Office 2007. But I appreciate some of you may be the risk averse type. SP1 is usually a good milestone for mainstream-ity. I had a realisation that Office 2007 had surpassed mainstream adoption over the last week. I am...
4 Nov 2008
Free MSI installers
We had a question regarding how to create MSI packages at the Sydney Linux User Group on Friday night. There are lots of free and commercial packages that can do the job: Macrovision: FLEXnet Adminstudio (formerly Installshield) Altiris: Wise Package Studio Attachmate: WinINSTALL MSI Packager Professional...
28 Jan 2008
Top 5 Apps every Office developer should know
It seems like everybody is doing "Top x Predictions for 2008", "Top x Resolutions for 2007" and the like. So here is one of my own: 1. Visual Studio 2008 - Visual Studio Tools for Office included? Templates for Office 2007, Office 2003 and SharePoint 2007 workflows? Visual Designer...
29 Dec 2007
OMPM tips on Channel 9
I saw this on Doug Mahugh's blog ( Doug Mahugh : OMPM tips ), but I thought it was interesting enough to repost. Channel 9 is hosting some community tips and tricks for working with the OMPM (Office Migration Planning Manager) here . My favourite: Link Repair Macro A sample macro which can fix the broken...
19 Nov 2007
Some cool Office 2007 Deployment and Development links
I try to stay away from posting random streams of links to other peoples hard earned content. That being said, here is four articles Deployment Business Desktop Deployment Resources is a pretty extensive site from the UK with all the resources, webcasts and blogs you'll ever need! The Office Customisation...
3 Sep 2007
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