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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    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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    What is Office Live?

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    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...
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    Vista Keyboard Shortcuts

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    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...
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    Socialtext Releases SocialPoint

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    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...
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    Office 2007 Tips and Tricks Web Site

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    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...
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    Developer Map for 2007 Microsoft Office system

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    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...
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    Creating Screencasts for the web

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    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...
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    Congratulations Office 2.0 Conference!

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    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...
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    RibbonX Changes in Office 2007 B2TR

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    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>...
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    Introducing SlideShare: PowerPoint + YouTube

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    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...
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    Mindjet, OpenXML and the Ribbon UI

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    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...
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    Windows Vista: The choose your own adventure UI

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    Long Zheng's blog is one to watch. He's got a great post that shows off Windows the four different Vista RC1 UI choices with several different applications: Aero Glass | Vista Standard | Vista Basic | Windows Classic. Check it out !
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    Gathering MOSS

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    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...
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    Diggriver - Digg on Your Mobile Device

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    Nice - Digg.com now has a no-nonsense page for mobile devices called Diggriver . Now I can check Digg on my Treo 700W super fast. Simple but so useful if you're a Digg addict...
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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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    ClearContext for Office 2007!

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    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...
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    I've been waiting for this - XNA Game Studio Express!

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    You can download the beta now.
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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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    Office Developer Conference Videos on MSDN

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    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...
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    Office Design Site

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    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...
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    Two New Office 2007 Screencasts: Wikis/Blogs and Dashboards/KPIs

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    We just published two new Office 2007 Screencasts to Channel 9: Creating Windows SharePoint Services Sites with Support for Wikis and Blogs - This screencasts walks you through how to create Wikis and blogs in WSS and shows off many of the cool new...
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    Want to see a killer Vista & Office 2007 demo?

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    Check out this demo of Accruent's application - lots of eye candy in this one: http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=214738 And here's a cool diagram of all the technologies used.
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    The Scobelizer has left the building

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    Charles did a nice exit interview with Robert and it's up on Channel 9 now: http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=213207 I'll miss working with Robert. I think he did a lot to make Microsoft more human and transparent. Something that we...
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    Blogs, RSS and Wiki Capabilities!

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    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...
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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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