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October, 2005

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Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly owns Mike Kelly Consulting LLC, a technology consultancy based on Bainbridge Island, Washington.  He previously worked for fifteen years at Microsoft, ending as Partner Group Program Manager of the Consulting team within Microsoft's Engineering Excellence group.  This team investigates new software development practices and works directly with Microsoft product teams to improve their engineering efficiency and product quality.   Before joining Engineering Excellence in 2006, Mike worked for twelve years as a developer, development manager and group program manager on the Microsoft Office team.  He has written articles for MSDN Magazine and spoken at numerous industry conferences including Microsoft TechEd, Microsoft Professional Development Conference (PDC), and USENIX.  Prior to joining Microsoft in 1993, Mike worked as a senior engineer at AT&T; on enterprise content management systems at Odesta Systems (now OpenText); and as a database systems consultant.  He received a BS in Computer Science in 1980 from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.  Mike lives with his wife, Lisa Romasco, and his two sons, Kyle and Evan, on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

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    Help Viewer and Programmability Help

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    One of the questions I've heard is about help for the object models Office programs expose. In particular, some users are very interested in object model or developer help; some end-users would only be confused by this, since they don't understand Visual...
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    More about the Help Viewer

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    I have some preliminary screen shots of the "Office 12" help viewer. Remember that this is all pre-beta and so may change some, but it is all working today and indicates our direction in "Office 12". A lot of this is in response to customer feedback on...
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    Office 12 and Assistance

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    We've started unveiling some of the features in the new upcoming version of Office, code-named "Office 12". One of the big ones from my team is a new help interface for Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. We introduced in Office...
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