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  • Blog Post: Ship It, Ship It Good

    Hello everyone, I thought this would be good time to jump in and introduce myself. I’m the Director of Marketing and Planning for MacBU – a longtime ‘softie and closing in on my first anniversary in the Macintosh Business Unit. Like most of us in MacBU, I’m a long time Mac user – and this will date me...
  • Blog Post: Office 2008 Hits RTM

    Here’s the latest official word – Office 2008 for Mac has Released to Manufacturing (RTM)! We’re very pleased to announce that the product team has signed off, and our final build has left the building and is en route to manufacturing sites abroad. Needless to say there’s some joy in MacBUville, with...
  • Blog Post: Office 2008 for Mac: BFD!

    BFD! Big Friday Deals. Best Friday Destinations. The mall, online - wherever I can find them, I love a bargain. And there is no better bargain-hunting day than Black Friday , the day after Thanksgiving. En masse, we will drag our L-tryptophan dosed selves off of our couches and into the crowds in search...
  • Blog Post: Update on Office 2008 progress!

    Last Wednesday was our general “ZBB” target for the Office 2008 project, a major milestone on the road to release and something we’ve been pushing hard for over the past several months. We saw some fantastic surging by the development team to clear out backlogged product issues late into Wednesday night...
  • Blog Post: “Velkommen, Tervetuloa, Velkommen” and “Bienvenue à Paris”

    So the cat is out of the bag! This morning, as the doors to Apple Expo opened, we officially announced the availability of Office 2008 worldwide from January 15 (dates will vary by markets). As part of the announcement, we also announced a new “Nordic Pack” that will include localized version of Danish...
  • Blog Post: Hello from Paris Expo!

    Amanda Lefebvre and I are here at Paris Expo - we're just ready to go over to the show floor now for the first time,and today we'll be talking to folks from Macworld UK, MacUser, MacFormat, ZDNet France and some other French outlets too, not to mention lots of customers.! Nous ne parlons pas beaucoup...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Art of Office

    The MacBU is excited to announce a new user-generated community site, Art of Office . Art of Office is a place for people to submit artistic and/or useful content made using Office applications (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint). Whether it’s creating pixel art using Excel (a la our Post-it Notes ) developing...
  • Blog Post: Office 2008 Coming January 2008

    We announced today that Office 2008 for Mac will be released to manufacturing (“RTM”) this December, which will allow for retail availability in the US in mid-January (planning for Macworld), and allow us to deliver Office 2008 to our volume license customers and global customers in the first quarter...
  • Blog Post: Come and get it! RDC for Mac v2 beta

    Today's the day! As Craig (our fearless leader) announced a couple of weeks ago, we have now made a beta of Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac, version 2, available. You can download it from Mactopia (scroll down to get to the RDC v2 beta, it's listed under 'other products'). For me, RDC is...
  • Blog Post: Hello from the new General Manager of the Macintosh Business Unit - Craig Eisler

    Hi folks, Wow! I can’t believe I’m actually here - General Manager of Microsoft’s Macintosh Business Unit. I would not have guessed this is where I would’ve landed when I rejoined Microsoft. But after looking at several great options over the course of the past couple months, I jumped at the Mac BU...
  • Blog Post: Get converted

    As previously announced, and as indicated by the lower frequency in blogcasting here, everyone at MacBU is exceedingly busy completing Office 2008, which is on track for release later this year. This work is our primary focus, and is the largest undertaking in our ten year history as an independent team...
  • Blog Post: MacTech’s Mac Office VBA to AppleScript Transition Guide

    Mac natives inside and outside of MacBU have provided their efforts and expertise to produce a guidebook to help you navigate the transition from VBA to AppleScript. That's right, MacTech magazine's April edition will be a massive 150 page blockbuster entitled "Moving from Microsoft Office VBA to AppleScript...
  • Blog Post: 2007 Global MVP Summit

    Starting this Wednesday and Thursday we will have our Global MVP Summit! What is this you ask? Glad you did. Let me tell you about it. First the acronym: MVP stands for Most Valuable Professional. Our MacBU MVPs are a small group of people that both represent our customers and champion our products...
  • Blog Post: Converters Coming! Free and (Fairly) Fast.

    There's been some pretty alarmist news stories this morning ( apcstart.com ; CrunchGear ) about file format converters and Office for Mac. Because some of these stories seem designed more to inflame than inform, I want to reiterate our previously reported intention to provide free converters, clarify...
  • Blog Post: MacBOO to you! Happy Halloween and TidBITs Treats!

    Today kicks off our official sponsorship of TidBITS , and it's a real Halloween treat for us to work with this legendary online newsletter (sixteen years and counting) and the amazing Adam and Tonya Engst. We've been talking to them a bunch since Macworld last year about how we should do something together...
  • Blog Post: Sweet Sixteen

    Just a quick update: Recently we got our blog stats for our first month on the net as the Official MacBU Team blog. The results? Of the 3,500 blogs on MSDN, Mac Mojo came in as the 16th most viewed blog! Not bad for a beginning Mac blog at Microsoft. So, thank you for making Mac Mojo so popular! ...
  • Blog Post: Office Delay? Ya Don't Say.

    No, seriously, you don't say (or shouldn't), because it isn't true. Over the last few days, some Mac sites have been reporting that the Universal Binary version of Office for Mac (officially unnamed, but currently code-named Office 12) has been delayed, but there is no delay or deviation from our development...
  • Blog Post: Mac Office Updates

    Today we released update 11.3.0 for Office 2004 for Mac. You can get this update through Microsoft AutoUpdate or you can download it from the Mactopia site. You can trigger the update yourself by clicking Check for Update from the Help menu of your favorite Office 2004 for Mac application. In addtion...
  • Blog Post: Trouble signing in with Messenger for Mac 6.0?

    Ah, weekends. Time off, down time from thinking about bugs. Well, not if you’re Rebecca, one of our star Messenger testers. Starting on Friday night, September 29, Rebecca was casually checking out the Messenger Newsgroup. (Hopefully this was after dinner and the kids were off to bed.) She’s seen...
  • Blog Post: Messenger: haves and hA/Ve nots

    By now, some of you have heard the news. Today we launched Messenger for Mac 6.0, our first Universal application! It includes some exciting things, like federation with Yahoo, the ability to show “what I’m listening to” on my iTunes and a spell checker (yea!) as well as features that have been long...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to our blog!

    Hello world! We’re excited to launch our first official blog for the Office for Mac team at Microsoft. To some we are also known as the Macintosh Business Unit or just “MacBU”. We are developers, testers, user assistance managers, product managers, usability engineers, product marketers and executives...
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