Kirk Evans is a Microsoft Architect for the Azure Center of Excellence.
Introduction to SharePoint and Azure IaaS
Building SharePoint Apps with Windows Azure Platform as a Service
SharePoint Solutions and Architectures on Windows Azure Infrastructure Services
Understanding Authentication and Permissions with Apps for SharePoint and Office
I installed Office 2007 Beta 2 today. I was reluctant to install previous versions of Office 2007 because this is my main productivity machine and I really don’t fancy going back to having two computers again.
The first thing I made sure worked was Outlook. After I tinkered for a couple minutes to see what new features are there, I saw that you could add RSS subscriptions. Thank goodness, because I was getting random explosions from the My.Blog Outlook sample using Outlook 2003. It will be nice to have an aggregator again without having to manage yet another program. I love consolidating functionality into Outlook, because then you get the goodness of moving items to tasks, scheduling items based on content received in emails, etc.
I ran through some of the blogs in the blogs.msdn.com feed, and noticed Joe Friend posting on blogging from Word 2007. A clean HTML generation? Oh man… I gotta try that, especially if there is no post-processing needed to remove all the verbose metadata in the HTML anymore.
And just to prove it… this blog entry brought to you by Word 2007.
Steps I did to make it work: