Office 2008 for Mac Now Available
Microsoft Corp.’s Macintosh Business Unit (Mac BU) today announced the official availability of Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac at the Macworld Conference & Expo 2008. Office 2008 for Mac is significantly enhanced to provide a simplified user experience that helps beginners and longtime experts alike deliver professional documents that are compatible for co-workers and friends on Macs and PCs. The suite provides the Office tools Mac users rely on, with a Mac-like approach and style. In addition to Office 2008, the Mac BU Web site, Mactopia (http://www.microsoft.com/mac), features a dramatic transformation to provide an even more resourceful hub for all things Mac BU.


Field Notes: How To Donate Old PCs

The U.S. EPA recently embarked on a campaign called "Do the PC Thing" that educates users on how to prepare their old hardware for reuse and offers a list of resources. This campaign is a part of the EPA's electronics recycling and reuse public awareness site, Plug-In To eCycling http://www.epa.gov/plugin/). Click on the "Reuse It!" link for articles aimed at consumers or businesses. On this site you'll learn that the most important issue with respect to donating or recycling hardware is protecting yourself. The "Do the PC Thing" literature offers basic pointers on hard-drive wiping and the legal requirements for data security and confidentiality. Whether you are disposing of your computer either for end-of-life recycling or for reuse, you must remove your sensitive data, such as passwords, documents, credit card information, e-mail messages, and Web logs.

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Phone Edition Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Phone Edition is the first generation Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone which is directly compatible with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007

How Presence Powers Office Communications Server 2007

Microsoft Office Communication Server (OCS) 2007 builds upon the strengths of the Live Communication Server (LCS) 2005 release. LCS 2005 delivered enterprise-class instant messaging (IM) and presence. It also introduced telephony integration with existing PBX installations via Remote Call Control (RCC). OCS 2007 further enhances the presence and IM capabilities in LCS 2005 and adds advanced media and phone capabilities with Office Communicator 2007, making it a full-fledged "softphone." Microsoft has also developed conferencing servers and edge servers for media that enable you to fulfill all the communication needs of your organization along with an existing PBX or independently as a complete solution in itself. This article provides an overview of the OCS 2007 solution and explains how various pieces fit together. It also covers how presence is used as an important ingredient in the unified communication recipe and how it can be utilized for routing voice calls more effectively.

 

TCP/IP Registry Values for Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

This white paper describes the registry values for the TCP/IP protocol stack in Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008). The intended audience for this paper is network engineers and support professionals who are already familiar with TCP/IP (both IP version 4 [IPv4] and IP version 6 [IPv6]).