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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    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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    MindManager mind maps and OneNote 2007

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    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...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Tips and Tricks for Using JavaScript on Your Office Live Public Site

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    I'm working on an Office Live end-to-end demonstration called Northwind Inn for the Mix07 Conference with my colleague, Rohit Puri . During the demo I wanted to add some JavaScript code to pre-fill form field elements as part of the demo. You know, the...
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    These are cool - Silverlight screen wallpapers and backgrounds

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    Check these out - Silverlight wallpapers and Dreamscene backgrounds for download.
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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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    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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    Great Summary of SharePoint Portal Server v2 Workflow Options

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    Daniel McPherson has an excellent post in his blog about Approval Routing and Workflow options for Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server.
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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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    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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    What's interesting about Office 2003 SP1?

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    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...
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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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    PopFly, Silverlight and Office Live

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    Microsoft disclosed Popfly today, as the "fun, easy way to build and share mashups, gadgets, Web pages, and applications." We will be showing it off at Maker Faire this weekend. Mary Jo Foley and TechCrunch have some nice coverage of Popfly as well. Popfly...
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    Microsoft Renovates Office Suite as a Web Service

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    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...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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