As promised here are the answers to the Office 2007 quiz I posted last week. As before, bear in mind that the questions and answers were written 12 months ago at the launch of Office 2007. I've skimmed through them to see if any answers may have changed since that time and have only spotted one (question 9). If you see any others feel free to point them out.
Now, honestly, did anyone get 40/40 without the help of a search engine? I think some of these are tough.
The toolbar in Office 2007 is known as what?
The Ribbon / Fluent Ribbon
What is the name of the new peer-to-peer based collaboration tool in Office 2007?
Which Microsoft Office product allows you to quickly build forms that link to XML backends?
In what year was the Microsoft Office version prior to 2007 released (Windows Version)?
2003 (Note that a Mac version was released in 2004)
What is the name of the toolbar that provides quick access to your most commonly-used Office commands? (clue: the answer is in the question)
Quick Access Toolbar
How many SmartArt graphics are included in Microsoft Word 2007?
More than 80
More than 100
More than 500
More than 1000
What is the new file extension for an Excel spreadsheet saved using the default file format?
True or False: The default file formats for Word, Excel and Powerpoint are now XML files that are zipped automatically
What is the name of the primary tool for developing solutions built on Microsoft Office?
Visual Studio Tools for Office (or “Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System”)
[Update 2008: The correct answer today would be Visual Studio 2008]
How many rows can Excel 2007 support?
How many columns can Excel 2007 support?
When was the 2007 Microsoft Office system released to manufacturing (RTM’d)?
6 November 2006 (or just “November 2006” will do)
How many products are included in Microsoft Office Basic 2007?
(Word, Excel and Outlook)
What is the recommended product to use for sharepoint site development?
Which Microsoft Office 2007 server product allows you to interact with InfoPath forms via a web browser?
Office Forms Server 2007 (or just “Forms Server”)
True or False: Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007 runs on 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows?
True or False: Microsoft Entourage is an e-mail client and personal information manager developed by Microsoft for Mac OS 8.5 and higher
True or False: Microsoft Word was originally called “Multi-Tool Word” and developed for the Xenix operating system
Which Microsoft Office product allows you to connect SharePoint to the line of business applications and surface that data through web parts, lists and search
Business Data Catalog
PowerPoint was originally developed by which failing Silicon Valley company in the mid Eighties?
True or False: The user can change the default file format for Office 2007 to use the older (Office 2003) formats as default
What is the absolute minimum amount of RAM officially supported for Office Basic 2007? 64MB
Which of these Office 2007 products does not have the new-look menus and toolbars?
Which Microsoft executive is the original creator of Lotus Notes?
True or False: Office 2007 is the first version of Microsoft Office that supports XML
Which Microsoft Office product allows you to process Excel documents on a server and present spreadsheets via a web browser?
What does the abbreviation MOSS stand for in the context of Microsoft Office?
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
Which .NET Framework 3.0 technology is used as the workflow engine for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server?
Windows Workflow Foundation (or just “WF”)
True or False: Microsoft Office Open XML is an ECMA International standard
What was the codename of the 2007 Microsoft Office System?
What year was Microsoft Office first released?
Which three products were included in the first ever “non pro” version of Microsoft Office?
Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
(The Pro version additionally included Access and Schedule+)
In what year will mainstream support for Office 2003 end?
True or False: On versions of Microsoft Office before 2003, the Save Icon's floppy disk had the shutter on the wrong way around
What was the codename for Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007?
In what year did Microsoft acquire Seattle-based Visio Corp for US$1.5 billion in stock?
2000 (actual date 7 Jan 2000)
True or False: Microsoft acquired the original version of Excel from a small startup company in 1983
False (Excel was developed in-house at Microsoft)
Which was the first version of Microsoft Office to include OneNote?
True or False: Microsoft Office was released for the Apple Macintosh operating system before it was released on Windows
True (First Mac version 1989, first Windows version 1990)
In what year did Microsoft acquire Groove Networks?