doncampbell's weblog

Don Campbell's Blog about Office 2007, Office Live, Web Office and Office 2.0 trends

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My name is Don Campbell and this weblog is about the Microsoft Office System, Office Live and trends like Web Office and Office 2.0.  I am an evangelist for Office, and hope to keep track of all the exciting new developments in this space. 

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    Mind Map of Office 2007 Resources

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    This mind map is my attempt to bring together many of the great new resources surrounding the Office 2007 launch. Click on the thumbnail to view the larger, click-able image map. I've also attached the MindManager (.mmap) file here in case you have MindManager...
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    Web Office

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    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...
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    Nice new Office 2003 feature - Paste Options

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    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...
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    Office Live Visual Mindmap

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    What is Office Live? What does it mean for web-savvy developers? Here is my attempt to bring things together in one of my favorite ways - a mindmap . Simply put, Office Live is a set of web-based services for small businesses to manage their business...
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    Learn How To Develop for Office Live

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    Learn about the opportunity that Office Live represents for developers at one of our upcoming Office Live reviews. Do you build software solutions and/or provide services to small business? Do you want to create an additional stream of income with a low...
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    Greetings!

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    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. ...
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    Google is lanching a Web-based Spreadsheet

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    On Tuesday Google is set to launch a Web-based Spreadsheet program. There are a number of takes on this around the web. Comments from Digg.com point out that Excel has set a pretty high bar. And Google's new spreadsheet is focused on the consumer segment...
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    I recently got my hands on a shiny new Motion M1400 Tablet PC

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    What a great machine. Check out the PC Magazine review. I've been using it for about two weeks now and it's fast, light and quiet. Because I'm using the new Windows XP SP2 RC1 the ink support is awesome!
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    OneNote Tips & Tricks

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    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...
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    Some details on IE7...

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    Are beginning to leak. Microsoft Watch has some scoop... I hope they are right about including an RSS aggregator, and I hope it is as cool as the one coming in the next version of OSX Safari
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    The New World of Work

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    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...
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    Gee, thanks Google

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    I work at the Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus in Mountain View. I guess that means we can get free WiFi at Starbucks... Google is everywhere in California headquarters town "The Web search leader said on Tuesday that it is now making a Google-supported...
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    10 Essential Tweaks For Vista RC1

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    Vista RC1 is sweet. I had some trouble with the Beta 2 but RC1 is solid and I'm never going back to XP. Ed Bott has put together a nice list of 10 Essential Tweaks for Vista RC1 . Definitely worth checking out if you're running Vista.
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    New Office Live Screencasts

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    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...
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    Office Live at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco

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    I'm looking forward to the upcoming Web 2.0 Expo - I'll be speaking on a panel called SMBx: The Revolution Of The SMB Application Marketplace with my friends from Etelos , Google , and Zoho . The moderator will be Joel Dreyfuss from Red Herring whom I...
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    Word 2007 on Aero Glass

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    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...
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    Blogging from Word 2007

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    Dare writes about Blogging from Word 2007 . This is in Beta 2 which will be available externally in the next week or two. Joe Friend describes how to do it . In Beta 2 it works with MSN Spaces, SharePoint 2007, Blogger, and Community Server (which...
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    New Channel 9 Interview - OBA

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    We just posted a new Channel 9 Interview with Lewis Levin, Corporate VP of Office Business Applications (OBA) strategy. OBA was announced at Tech Ed today. Essentially, OBA provides a set of services that enable users to access information and processes...
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    Office 2007 Beta 2 Launch

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    Office 2007 Beta 2 just launched on the MSDN Office Developer Center . Check it out! Here you will find tons of new information about Office 2007. My favorite is series of Screencasts covering "How Do I" Office 2007 development and customization topics...
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    Visual Studio Tools for Office

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    Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) 2.0 is now in beta ! Of course VSTO 1.0 has been out for some time now and is available here . What's great about VSTO is that it allows developers a way to extend Office applications with managed code...
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    What's new for the Tablet PC in XP SP2?

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    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...
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    Ray Ozzie has a vision for Information Workers

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    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...
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    Office Research Services

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    In Office 2003, Microsoft Office applications now include a Research task pane that allows users to search for information through the Web or a corporate data source from directly within the application. Now users can access corporate data and work...
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    Microsoft Office Information Bridge Framework (IBF) RTMs

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    The Information Bridge Framework (IBF) "provides a framework for connecting disparate sources of enterprise information from back-end systems like ERP and CRM to Office 2003 Professional applications via web services and WinForms." It just RTM'ed...
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    Microsoft buys Lookout

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    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...
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