I came across some interesting blog posts this week and here's a few links that I'd like to share with you.
Learning about Office 14 is one of the most exciting things I've been doing since I came back. I am dying to talk about so many of the great new features for developers in Office 14. Can't say much now (hopefully soon I will), but I came across a public announcement from PDC: Office 14 on the Web. In case you missed it (like me), Microsoft announced at PDC that the new release of Office will deliver Office Web applications - lightweight versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote - through a browser. With these new applications, people can use a browser to create, edit, and collaborate on Office documents. What's great is that this provides a consistent Office experience when and where our customers want it, regardless of whether they are accessing their Office documents through the PC, phone, or browser.
Want to see how it works? Here's a cool Channel 9 demo where you can watch it in action.
Angela Chu-Hatoun has written most of the Outlook dev documentation you see on MSDN, so she is a super Outlook expert. Some years ago we used to share an office. Now we have our own offices, but sometimes we hang out and chat. As good geeks we are, we talk about technology and Outlook stuff and this week we were talking about the latest release of the Outlook MAPI. The MAPI for Outlook 2007 provides a set of classes, interfaces, functions, and other data types to facilitate the development of Outlook 2007 messaging applications. Angela worked for the last few months on an update and she blogged this week about the latest release.