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    get Control of your laser mouse

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    Okay, so I bought the spiffy new Microsoft Arc Mouse from Microsoft at the Company Store. It’s sweet! I can fold it, put it in my pocket, show up at a meeting and still have a full-sized mouse. It’s awesome! I was the envy of my co-meeting-attendees for...
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    Office 2007 / 2003 Compatibility

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    I got this in my email today: How do your comments on Office 2007bkwd compatability (3/24/2006) jibe with Andrew Whitechapel's blog (8/23/2007) about retaining O2K3 when installing O2K7? He warns, for example, that if you have Excel 2K3 and 2K7...
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    I've moved to the Trinity Team!

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    So, one year after working on Access 14 (which is going to be great), I've moved over to the Trinity team! I'm literally right across the hall from Eric Carter. After nine years here, I'm in an interrior office again, but at least Kevin Boske (who defected...
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    OpenXML - A graph, not a tree

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    So, for those getting started looking at the OpenXML SDK, the first thing you'll probably notice if you start recursively mining a Presentation file is that OpenXML is a graph. Not a tree. And yes, it can have cycles! The Presentation format is the...
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    Microsoft Document API for OpenXML

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    Sorry I've gone dark for so long. Something about features you've been working on that makes it hard to talk about because you're so excited you can't hold it in - and you realize you have to say nothing. We announced today the API for OpenXML ! For...
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    Office System 2007 PIA Compatibility

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    Office 2003 .NET-based solutions will run on Office 2007 without recompile...
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    Get signed up for the Office Developer Conference!

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    There should be plenty to talk about at the conference. We may even have some folks from my team talking! Hopefully I get to see some of the folks I've met over the last year... like Scott Bullen and folks. It's great to meet these people whose lives...
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    PIA registration issues

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    I read you webblog about the Office 2003 PIA installed in the GAC. I have found several issues that make this solution extremely problemmatic for developers. First, I currently compile my Visio 2002 addin on a box that does not have visio on it. I...
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    Office 2003 PIA Referencing Question

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    Jim wrote: Its great to see that MS has provided a redist for the 2003 PIAs but is there any plan to turn the PIAs into files. My issue I can't use the /reference flag of csc when trying to develop assemblies that use the 2003 PIAs? Jim You...
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    PDC '05 or bust

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    See you all at PDC! It's going to be great to finally get to talk with you about Office 12 and building solutions on top of the infrustrcure in the new product. I should be in the Office and Shaprepoint track lounges most of the time. I'll be the one...
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    Office 2003 PIA's are now available for redistribution!

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    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=3C9A983A-AC14-4125-8BA0-D36D67E0F4AD&displaylang=en I didn't contribute much, but after lots of hard work, we've finally got this ready. I know lots of folks have been wanting an easy way...
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    Office Developer Conference - Day 3

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    In case you were wondering, VSTO rocks. I am curious about folks writing managed code for Office without the comfort of VSTO. (Please add feedback if you do.) VSTO adds a lot that makes using the Office PIA (Primary Interop Assemblies) much easier to...
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    Office Developer Conference 2005 - Day 1

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    Hi! For those that don't know me, which is probably most of you, I am an Office developer working on programmability features. I've worked on the primary interop assemblies, VBA, and some of the object model. Previously, I worked on globalization in Office...
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