John R. Durant's WebLog

Blog of "The" Office Developer

March, 2006

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About John R. Durant's WebLog

This blog is the main "pulpit" for Microsoft's Office Developer technologies-- although the opinions and views expressed are the author's own. John frequently writes about technical details, tools, and features that developers care about when building productivity solutions. He also adds the very popular "Rock Thought of the Day" to each post.

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    Office Developer Conference 2006- Summary

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    Last week was exhausting but a heckuva a lot of fun. We had a Software Design Review (SDR) with well-known VSTO devotees. An SDR is essentially a chance for the product team to acquire really early reactions to proto-thinking about our product development...
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    Want to be my co-worker?

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    Yeah, you could have an office just a couple of doors down from me, and that could be a good thing. Depends on whether you want to help realize the vision of Office as a development platform and want your work integrated into every one of the hundreds...
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    OpenXMLDeveloper.org and Bill Gates Keynote

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    I just left the Office Developer Conference 2006 keynote where Chairman and Chief Software Architect, Bill Gates spoke about Office 2007. As I watched him, I realized how he is aging. He seemed so timeless to me for a long time. Now, I see greater wisdom...
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