Mark Bower

Random thoughts on Collaborative Apps, Social Software and SharePoint in the Enterprise

September, 2005

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    Office 2003 SP2 Available for Download

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    Anytime now Service Pack 2 for Office 2003 should be available for download. Key enhancements include: · Improved Security – SP2 includes an enhancement to Outlook to help prevent “Phishing.” Outlook has also improved the handling of “Junk” email....
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    Office 12 XML features available in all editions

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    Office 12 will make the XML integration features available in all editions of the product....
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    Learning the Office 12 UI

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    I have seen a few posts over on channel9 and a other lists discussing the difficulty of learning a new UI paradigm. I have had Office 12 installed for about 2 weeks now so I thought I would post my experience of starting to use Office 12....
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    Office 12 Preview website updated

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    The Office 12 Preview website has now been updated with more information on yesterday's PDC announcements. Good news is that the site now also has an RSS feed: http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/rss.xml
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    Jensen Harris is blogging

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    Jensen is a PM on the Office 12 UX team. His blog will be focussed on the new UI for Office 12....
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    Office 12 Screenshots - Part II

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    More Office 12 UI screenshots and info... This is Excel 12. Assuming you are familiar with the basics of the Ribbon from my last post , this screenshot is notable for a couple of reasons. First you can see an example of the new look charts. Secondly...
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    PDC Keynote Webcast

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    How have you been getting on with the PDC keynote webcast? I have been having real trouble getting a reliable connection. Pictures are lagging way behind the sound, that is when there is any sound. I guess there must be an awful lot of people trying to...
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    Office 12 Ribbon Screenshots

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    Today saw the launch of the brand spanking new user interface for Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint: the Office 12 Ribbon. The Ribbon replaces all the menus and toolbars, and most of task pane options for the applications that have taken it. Yes that's right, menus and toolbars are (almost all) gone! ...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Release Candidate Available for Download

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    Visual Studio 2005 Release Candidate is now available for download from the MSDN subscriber download site. The build is compatible with the September CTP of SQL Server. Both of these builds will be handed out to PDC attendees in the keynote session later...
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