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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    Want a Quick Tour of Windows Vista?

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    Check out these short, high quality Screencasts by Long Zheng . He takes you through many of the coolest new capabilities in Vista, including: Windows Aero Glass File Copying Guided Help Tablet PC Windows Sidebar Vista Search Media...
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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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    The real Web Spreadsheet: SocialText + WikiCalc?

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    Amidst all the buzz that Google’s Web Spreadsheet has been generating, Rod Boothby has an insightful take on the recent events in his post: Spreadsheet Wars! Microsoft, Google and SocialText . SocialText is now providing an enterprise solution for web...
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    How to give us feedback on 2007 Office Beta 2

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    Please give us your feedback (suggestions, bugs, wishes) for Beta2. Here are a few ways: MSWish The Office Online Suggestion Page The Office Preview Site Community Forums Microsoft Product Support Services And my favorite way is this...
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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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    eWeek Office SharePoint Server Beta 2 Review

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    "Judging by the beta version, Office SharePoint Server 2007 will be a welcome upgrade." From this review of Beta 2 from eWeek . Some highlights of the review: By default, all pages and content created in SharePoint can be delivered to mobile devices...
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    Office 2007: No Training Required (well, almost)

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    This Ars Technica article and comments is a great discussion of the new Office 2007 User Interface. I also found some pretty cool things in this article. Like a one page PDF that covers everything a user would want to know about using an Office application...
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    Getting the Office 2007 Beta and related downloads

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    My Colleague Doug Mahugh has a great write-up on how to get Office 2007 Beta 2 and related developer oriented downloads on his excellent blog.
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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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    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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    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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    What is the most popular Office application?

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    Word is the most popular Office application , according to Google Trends. Thanks for Steve Rubel's MicroPersuasion post, 25 Things I Learned on Google Trends .
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    Mix06 - All Sessions Are Now Online

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    All of the Mix06 Sessions are Online Now - with a great new UI for finding/accessing them. Michael Swanson does a nice description of the sessions. Here is a quick summary from his post: All 52 sessions, including Bill's keynote, 2 general sessions...
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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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    Office 2007 Videos on Channel 9

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    Channel 9 has some nice video interviews with the Office product team members. They are a great way to get an advance look at what will be coming in Office 2007. Take a look at some of them on Channel 9
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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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    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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    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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    Martin Taylor interviewed on Slashdot

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    Martin Taylor - Microsoft GM - did an interview at Slashdot recently. Tough crowd, and he did a great job. You can listen to the MP3 or read the transcript if you're interested in hearing Microsoft's thinking around open source.
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    Bill Gates webcast from the Microsoft Office Developer Conference

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    You can watch the webcast here - go to https://www.interopmonth.com/home/ , then choose Recorded Bill Gates MSDN Webcast: Connected Systems and the Microsoft Office System (Level 300)
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    Tips and Tricks for increased Office Productivity

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    Discover how to get the most out of Microsoft Office System to save time and be more productive. Tune in to these live and on-demand webcasts to learn time-saving tips for optimizing your use and your team’s use of today’s Microsoft Office...
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    First Office Developer Conference

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    Last week Microsoft held their first Office Developer conference in Redmond. I attended and found it to be packed full of solid details on Office 2003 development topics such as InfoPath, Visual Studio Tools for Office, SharePoint Development, and more...
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    Gates CNet Interview Snippet

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    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...
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    Experience the Microsoft Office System

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    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.
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    How do you measure productivity?

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    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...
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