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  • Blog Post: Onward and Upward

    This is my last post on my Microsoft blog. I've had a great 4.5 years here at Microsoft. Met some amazing people, and played with some cool technology. Now I'm moving on to do my own thing. I'll be blogging about Office 2.0, Web 2.0, and all kinds of technology in general over at my personal blog - http...
  • Blog Post: New Look for Office Live Developer Portal

    The entire Office Developer Portal on MSDN has been redesigned, including the Office Live section. The result is a nice clean look, with less navigation required to get were you're going. The excellent MSDN team is constantly coming up with improvements to the content and the site.
  • Blog Post: Popfly and SharePoint Integration

    Here is a great post by Mike Gannotti - how to integrate Popfly mashups with SharePoint. He also published a screen cast . What I think is compelling about this - he was able to create a mashup with Popfly that can be published to any web page, SharePoint site, or as a Gadget on your Vista desktop. Easily...
  • Blog Post: Presentation to Mountain View Chamber of Commerce - Vista, Office and Office Live

    On Wednesday May 9 at 4:00 my colleague Ben Riga and I will be doing a keynote presentation to the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce called Microsoft for Small Business: Ready to Grow When You Are . We will demo Windows Vista, the new Office 2007 user interface, and Office Live. No PowerPoints here,...
  • Blog Post: A Balanced View of Open XML and ODF as XML File Formats

    There has been a lot of controversy about these formats recently, but the reality is both will be around for a long time. I don't think it is an either - or proposition. Michael Scherotter at Mindjet Labs just posted about the ability for MindManager to export both OpenXML and ODF type documents. He...
  • Blog Post: New Office Developer Visual How-tos!

    Watch it, Code it, Read it, Explore it – New Office Visual How To’s! Office Visual How To's combine a video demo, a code sample, a conceptual overview, and links to related resources in a single experience. All this provides a wide variety of learning resources and different flavors of content for people...
  • Blog Post: Webcast on Word 2007 and MindManager

    On Tuesday, January 30, Michael Scherotter from Mindjet and I will be giving a free technical webinar on how the Word 2007 Map Editor for Mindjet MindManager works. Here's the description: Join Don Campbell, Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, and Michael Scherotter, Solutions Platform Evangelist for...
  • Blog Post: MindManager mind maps and OneNote 2007

    The prolific Mindjet labs has produced another great integration with Office 2007, this time with OneNote 2007. This integration allows you to From MindManager, you can easily map out the Notebooks, Sections, and Pages, including hyperlinks to the notebooks, sections, and pages: Select File...Open.....
  • Blog Post: New Office Live Screencasts

    I've just posted three brand new Office Live Screencasts. Albert Shen, a software design engineer on the Office Live team recorded them and did a fantastic job showing how to use SharePoint Designer 2007 to customize the Office Live environment. Here are direct links to the screencasts: 1. Office Live...
  • Blog Post: What is Office Live?

    As part of our Software + Services vision outlined with the Live strategy, Office Live just launched today and is generating a lot of interest. It is heating up and is one of the top projects I'm working on now. So what is Office Live anyway? This interview with Ray Ozzie sums it up nicely - Office Live...
  • Blog Post: Socialtext Releases SocialPoint

    Socialtext released SocialPoint today , enabling Microsoft SharePoint deployments to leverage the Wiki Web Services that come with Socialtext 2.0 . Ross Mayfield, Socialtext CEO has some nice things to say about Microsoft . Thanks Ross! If you were at the Office 2.0 Conference in October, you probably...
  • Blog Post: Office 2007 Tips and Tricks Web Site

    I just noticed this; I guess I should have found this before but here it is: Office 2007 Tips and Tricks web site . They have live and on-demand webcasts, newsletter archives and a bunch more great stuff related to Office 2007. Oh, and there's also a very cool Windows Vista tips&tricks web site too...
  • Blog Post: Developer Map for 2007 Microsoft Office system

    Another great post from Erika. Definitely keep an eye on her blog . She's posted this image map for developers. Make sure to visit her blog post because there it is a 'clickable' image map where you can just click on the area you are interested in and it will take you to relevant content.
  • Blog Post: Creating Screencasts for the web

    I think screencasts and video blogs are an exciting way to show off new product capabilities. Others think so too. We've had a lot of demand for the Office 2007 screencast virtual tours on MSDN and Channel9 . These are short, highly targeted features that show how to do a specific developer task in Office...
  • Blog Post: Congratulations Office 2.0 Conference!

    Ismael Ghalimi produced the first Office 2.0 Conference at the beautiful St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco this week. I attended and spoke on a panel called " Transitioning to Office 2.0 " along with TJ Kang , Robert Sutor , Sridhar Vembu , and Danny Kolke . Rafe Needleman was the moderator. The premise...
  • Blog Post: RibbonX Changes in Office 2007 B2TR

    If you have been developing custom Ribbon UI solutions like Mindjet or ClearContext , you've noticed that there have been some changes from Beta 2 to Beta 2 TR. A quick summary of the changes to the schema that I ran into: <fileMenu> becomes <officeMenu> <advanced> becomes <dialogBoxLauncher>...
  • Blog Post: Introducing SlideShare: PowerPoint + YouTube

    TechCrunch is covering an interesting new startup - SlideShare . It helps solve the problem of sharing PowerPoint presentations without having to e-mail slides around. Just publish your presentation to SlideShare and you can view it on the web, embed it in your blog, like videos and YouTube. There are...
  • Blog Post: Mindjet, OpenXML and the Ribbon UI

    I'm a big MindManager fan. Mind maps help me organize my thoughts and plans - they just work the way I think. They engage both the right and left brain. I've been working with Michael Scherotter at Mindjet Labs, and he has come up with this outstanding integration between MindManager and Word 2007. This...
  • Blog Post: Gathering MOSS

    When you want to know about WSS v2 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS), Ted Pattison is THE MAN. This article - Gathering MOSS - Developer Centric Features in Office SharePoint Server is one of the best ways to get an all-up understanding of MOSS 2007. Ted developed and delivered the content...
  • Blog Post: ClearContext for Office 2007!

    I know a lot of people depend on ClearContext to help with their e-mail overload. And if you are like me you've been running Office 2007 Beta 2 for a while; which means no ClearContext. Until now. Deva and Brad from ClearContext stopped by to show me their latest version of ClearContext IMS Pro for Office...
  • Blog Post: Office Developer Conference Videos on MSDN

    Thanks to Erika Ehrli and the MSDN team, you can watch the full sessions from the Office Developer Conference online. There are many good sessions here - everything from Client Development, WSS Platform, Business Intelligence, Collaboration, EPM and Portals. Check them out!
  • Blog Post: Office Design Site

    One of the things that is the most exciting about Office 2007 is the new user interface. Jensen Harris has been providing an ongoing commentary of the development of this new UI, including many screenshots and now movies of the user interface elements in action. The Office Design site is another great...
  • Blog Post: Blogs, RSS and Wiki Capabilities!

    We recently posted a Channel 9 Interview that shows our new Blogs/RSS/Wiki functionality in Windows SharePoint Services v3. This is very exciting stuff to be able to talk about finally. We’ve been using this functionality more and more internally at Microsoft, and you can try it out as part of the Office...
  • Blog Post: Word 2007 on Aero Glass

    Cool - Long Zheng is at it again with this new screencast showing off Word 2007 running on Vista Aero Glass . He takes you on a tour of Word 2007, and covers a ton of features including: Editing and Publishing Live Zoom Live Style Preview Cover Page Quick Formatting Keyboard...
  • Blog Post: Web Office

    Rod Boothby’s paper on Web Office is a great vision piece on what the future of office productivity may look like. He discusses many examples of how Web 2.0 type applications are changing the landscape for how people get things done. Rod says that people graduating from college today will enter the...
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