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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: 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: 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: Vista Keyboard Shortcuts

    Killer list of Vista keyboard shortcuts here . My favorite - launch any application by hitting the WinKey and then start typing the name (e.g. Word) hit enter and it launches. This is absolutely awesome. I can't stand trying to find an application by navigating through the Start Programs menu. Now I...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: The New World of Work

    Bill Gates Keynote at CEO Summit and Executive Email On May 19 th Bill gave the opening keynote at CEO Summit in Redmond. The webcast of his keynote is located at http://www.microsoft.com/events/executives/billgates.mspx . Bill will focus his talk on how the world of work is evolving, and how organizations...
  • Blog Post: OneNote Tips & Tricks

    I've been using OneNote for over a year and it is one of my favorite applications. It easily saves me 2-3 hours a week. Recently I came across this OneNote Tips & Tricks video and I can't believe all the new tips I learned! If you're a OneNote user, it's definitely worth watching this...
  • Blog Post: Gates CNet Interview Snippet

    I like this snippet from his recent CNet News.com Interview "We, with our Office franchise, are committed to making workers far, far more productive than they are today. And believe me, we're not running out of ideas. The phone is inefficient today with phone tag and busy signals. E-mail is inefficient...
  • Blog Post: Experience the Microsoft Office System

    Discover all that you can have, be, and do -- with the Microsoft Office System at this new website . It includes trial software, tips & tricks, webcasts and training on how to be more productive.
  • Blog Post: How do you measure productivity?

    Most of us are struggling to deal with all the information we have to work with for our jobs and lives. We live high-bandwidth lifestyles. So how can we be more productive? The Information Work Productivity Council (IWPC) [ http://www.iwproductivity.org ] is an independent group of companies and academics...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Renovates Office Suite as a Web Service

    Referring to the Microsoft Office System that shipped in October of last year, this article from E-Commerce Times is a short and interesting read. It captures some of the vision around the Office System within Microsoft. I especially like this BillG quote: "Office defines business productivity," Bill...
  • Blog Post: What's interesting about Office 2003 SP1?

    Office 2003 SP1 was released on July 27, 2004 . You can download it here. In addition to bug fixes, SP1 delivers advances in several key areas: Greater support for InfoPath . Easier and faster for developers to create InfoPath based solutions with more support using managed code, digital...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft buys Lookout

    I first read about Lookout in Omar's post, Outlook is a platform . I use it everyday to search my Outlook 2003 inbox, calendar and contacts. Microsoft just announced today they bought Lookout: http://biz.yahoo.com/rc/040716/tech_microsoft_search_1.html “Lookout is a small software add-on to...
  • Blog Post: Great Summary of SharePoint Portal Server v2 Workflow Options

    Daniel McPherson has an excellent post in his blog about Approval Routing and Workflow options for Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server.
  • Blog Post: Ray Ozzie has a vision for Information Workers

    This eWeek interview with Ray Ozzie , the creator of Lotus Notes and more recently Groove Networks is an interesting read. In it, he talks about the new version of Groove, v3 which features integration that enables work styles “between Microsoft Office and the file system.“ From the article...
  • Blog Post: What's new for the Tablet PC in XP SP2?

    This video tour by Peter Loforte, GM of the Tablet PC team is well worth the 10-minutes: http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=7603 I’ve found that these enhancements have made it much more possible to use a “slate” Tablet PC like the Motion M1400. Before this I could...
  • Blog Post: Nice new Office 2003 feature - Paste Options

    Have you ever tried to copy text or images from one Office application to another and struggled with the formatting? One neat new feature in Office 2003 is the Paste Options smart tag. When you copy from PowerPoint and paste into Word, for example, a little smart tag will show up in the bottom right...
  • Blog Post: Greetings!

    Welcome to my WebLog. I joined Microsoft about 1 year ago and work in the Information Worker business unit. There is an exciting transformation going on inside Microsoft around the new Microsoft Office System and Information Worker productivity. With this latest release, Microsoft Office has transformed...
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