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  • Blog Post: top Office:Mac questions at Macworld Expo

    I know, I know, Macworld Expo was last week, and I should have written this up earlier. I had every intent of taking a break on Thursday after my shift in the booth and my talk, but it just didn't end up happening that way. Forgive me: the show was awesome, and I'm only now recovered enough to be able...
  • Blog Post: on working the show floor at Macworld Expo

    John Gruber of Daring Fireball wrote about the Macworld Expo prelude yesterday, and how the absence of Apple will impact it. As he rightfully points out, there's a lot of content at the show that doesn't come from Apple themselves. There's lots of other companies there that have things to share, and...
  • Blog Post: come chat with me at Macworld 2010!

    I haven't posted my Macworld schedule yet! Thursday, noon-3pm: booth duty. Tell me what you like about our apps, tell me what you don't like, get some help with a problem, or anything else that might come to mind. We're on the main aisle near the main stage, so we won't be hard to find at all. ...
  • Blog Post: $15 Macworld 2010 expo pass or 15% off conference registration

    Haven't registered for Macworld 2010 yet? Use priority code TWEETMW to get either a $15 Expo pass or 15% off any conference package. If you are coming to Macworld, don't forget about my talk about administering Macs in Exchange on Thursday afternoon. I'll also be working in the Microsoft booth a...
  • Blog Post: Mac Office loves you

    There's some new goodness from us, just in time for Macworld Expo . We've got a new website Mac Office loves you . We've also got a Office:Mac page on Facebook and a spiffy new twitter page too. Speaking of Macworld Expo, I'll be there giving a talk about administering Macs in Exchange . Come and...
  • Blog Post: Macworld Expo rocks for software developers

    I noticed a post on The Unofficial Apple Weblog that is contemplating the uncertain future of Macworld Expo . My friend John Welch offered up his dissent . For me, as a software developer, I'm with John: MWSF is very much worth my time. As I said in the comments there, the one-on-one time that I get...
  • Blog Post: year in review

    If the boss can write a retrospective , so can I. :) 2009 has been an Entourage-filled year for me. At Macworld 2009 in January, we announced Entourage for Web Services . While EWS didn't get a lot of UI touches, I still got to make some UX improvements , especially with regards to perceived performance...
  • Blog Post: Macworld Expo 2010 session: Administering Macs in Exchange 2007/2003

    I'm giving a talk at Macworld 2010: Administrating Macs in Exchange 2007/2003 . This session will cover best practices for Entourage in an Exchange environment, and include tips and how-tos for Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007. This will include troubleshooting, and tips for how to best set up Outlook...
  • Blog Post: Kevin Smith at Macworld

    The fangirl in me squeed when I saw the news that Kevin Smith will be joining me at Macworld 2010 . Okay, maybe not joining me (although, sir, if you do know anything about administering Macs on Exchange, you can drop me an email and we can work something out ... ), but he's giving his own Q&A session...
  • Blog Post: 100 days until Macworld 2010!

    This morning, Paul Kent tweeted that there's only 100 days remaining to Macworld 2010 . I suppose that this is a reminder that I need to get working on my presentation. John Welch somehow talked me into giving a presentation about administering Macs in Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007. I somehow...
  • Blog Post: Macworld Expo has new dates

    This morning, IDG announced that Macworld Expo is moving to February in 2010 . Personally, I love this announcement. According to the article, one of the main reasons that the date was moved was because "the old January date posed logistic hurdles for developers, who found themselves rushing over...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: What mouse were you using on the demo machines in the Office:Mac booth?

    In the weeks before Macworld Expo , it's pretty easy to guess what the majority of the questions are going to be in the booth. Last year, since it was our launch year, 90% of the questions asked "when is it available?" and "where can I get it?" Prep was easy. This year, we knew that we'd get a lot of...
  • Blog Post: reflections on Macworld Expo 2009 (part two)

    Working in the Office 2008 booth this year felt different than the past. That seems like it’s a function of where we are in our release cycle. Last year, since we had just launched our product, I could have simply printed up a sign and taken care of 90% of the questions that I got: "It went on sale on...
  • Blog Post: reflections on Macworld Expo 2009 (part one)

    Compared to some, I’m a noob when it comes to MWSF. My first was 2006, the year that the first Intel Macs were announced for consumers to purchase. Most people seem to think of MWSF as being comprised solely of the show floor, where vendors (including the small company that I work for) show off their...
  • Blog Post: top Entourage questions at Macworld Expo today

    Today, I worked in the Office 2008 booth at Macworld Expo. My day was spent answering questions about Entourage. For those of you who aren’t here at MWSF, I bring you the top questions that I answered today. What’s this about Entourage? Later this month, we’re releasing a public beta of the next...
  • Blog Post: Macworld Expo tips

    Just a handful of tips to make your Macworld Expo experience all that much nicer ... San Francisco should never be called "San Fran" or, worse, "Frisco" (our own Emperor Norton , Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico, even fined those who were "heard to utter the abominable word"...
  • Blog Post: Steve's not gonna be there, but I will

    Yesterday afternoon, I was working at home, digging through my email and trying to let my background process work on my MWSF presentation. Suddenly, Twitter and my RSS feeds exploded with the news that there's no Stevenote this year, and Apple won't be at MWSF2010 (and the subsequent news that Apple...
  • Blog Post: my super-duper PowerPoint 2008 demo

    I spent this morning in the Office 2008 booth again, this time giving one-on-one demos of the new features. It was pretty fun. My demo station was right next to the Apple booth, right below one of their big MacBook Air banners, which inspired me as I was demoing Office 2008. In PowerPoint, as I demoed...
  • Blog Post: today's top five questions in the Office 2008 booth

    This afternoon, I worked in the main Office 2008 booth, answering questions. Based on my own (exceptionally faulty) memory, here are the top five questions and their attendant answers. When is Office 2008 coming out? It hit the streets in North America on Tuesday, 15 January 2008. Where...
  • Blog Post: Nadyne @ MWSF 2008

    I forgot to post my MWSF schedule! Oops. Feel free to swing by the booth and say hi! Monday : User Group wine and cheese reception; MacManagers at the Beale Street Bar and Grill; Ars Technica MWSF party. Tuesday : Stevenote; hanging out in the blogger lounge; MacBlast Wednesday : in the...
  • Blog Post: Nadyne's unofficial guide to working in a booth at Macworld Expo (part two)

    Each day of MWSF has its own special flavour. If I were in a coma for three weeks, and then woke up and found myself in the Moscone Centre working at our booth, I'm pretty sure that I could tell you which day it was within twenty minutes. They're all easily identifiable. Monday Okay, Monday actually...
  • Blog Post: Nadyne's unofficial guide to working in a booth at Macworld Expo (part one)

    MWSF is coming! In the past few weeks, some of the newer members of MacBU have asked me what it's like to work the show floor at Macworld Expo. We've got a big booth there, and we staff it with honest-to-goodness MacBU employees. It's a great experience for everyone involved. MWSF attendees get to come...
  • Blog Post: my MWSF wishlist (MWSF 2008 edition)

    It's that time of year again -- time for my MWSF wishlist. This is only a wishlist, not some deep analysis of what I think will actually happen. iPhone games -- Please, Apple, please help me pass the time. I want casual games on my iPhone. Yes, I know about webgames with iPhone versions. That...
  • Blog Post: from the depths of despair

    Right after yesterday's Stevenote , I was standing in the Moscone Centre with a bunch of my fellow MacBU members (MacBUers? I don't think we've got a good collective noun for ourselves). My manager asked me what I thought of the UX of the new iPhone . I told him that the first thing that I noticed was...
  • Blog Post: reminder: at the blogger lounge

    Just a reminder ... I'm hanging out this afternoon from 3-5pm at the blogger lounge. Come over and say hi. I'll have a few tote bags with me, and I'll give them out to the first people who talk to me. :)
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