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  • Blog Post: moving to new digs, and open Q&A thread

    I've been meaning to do this for ages, but I've finally moved my blogging home from here on the MSDN blogs to my own domain. This gives me greater flexibility in blogging, not to mention full control over my blogging tools (a pain that I've been feeling pretty sharply here on MSDN lately, which you can...
  • Blog Post: RTM, baby!!!!!!!

    I'm not often given over to exclamation points, but today is Really Truly Massively awesome because Office:Mac 2011 has hit RTM. RTM stands for Release To Manufacturing. Office:Mac 2011 (v14.0.0) is done, and now it's in the hands of our manufacturing partners. They'll start cranking it out, and it...
  • Blog Post: more details about Office:Mac 2011

    Today, my team released a video showing off more of the upcoming Office:Mac 2011. Watch it to learn more about the Scheduling Assistant in Outlook (one of my favourite features, not only because I worked on it!), broadcast slideshow in PowerPoint (another personal fave), and integration with the Office...
  • Blog Post: Office:Mac usability study participants needed for studies beginning in September

    Office:Mac 2011 is hitting store shelves in October. In conjunction with our release, my user experience team will conduct multiple research studies about the new applications to track their usage and usability over time. Since I have several big studies coming up, I need a lot of new participants! ...
  • Blog Post: another taste of Office:Mac 2011

    Today, my team has released another video about Office:Mac 2011. This time, it stars one of my absolute favourite people: Kurt Schmucker, our evangelist. Kurt's one of the smartest and nicest guys you could ever hope to meet. So watch the video: In the video, Kurt shows off sparklines and pivot...
  • Blog Post: what's on your Office:Mac to-do list?

    For those of you who aren't following Mac Mojo , the MacBU team blog, or following us on twitter @officemac , you've been missing out on a chance to win a customised colour Macbook and a copy of Office:Mac 2011 when it's released [1] . We're asking a series of questions in our blog about your usage of...
  • Blog Post: Office:Mac 2011 will hit store shelves in October

    It's been a hugely busy few weeks for me, but I have to pop in to share a couple of things about Office:Mac 2011. It will be available in late October, which is right in line with our earlier statements that we'd be out in time for your holiday shopping pleasure this year. For more details about our...
  • Blog Post: Office:Mac 2011 preview on CNet

    The folks over at CNet have a video giving you a quick preview of Office:Mac 2011 . Check it out!
  • Blog Post: Q&A: What do you think about Office:Mac 2011 being 32-bit?

    Via email, I was asked: What are your thoughts about Office 2011 being 32 bit instead of 64 bit? As we announced last week during WWDC, we're drinking the Cocoa and moving our world in that direction. Moving to Cocoa is a huge undertaking. Outlook:Mac is Cocoa, and new features in the...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: Should I get Office:Mac now or later?

    I noticed this question on the Office:Mac forum : My daughter is headed to college this fall. I just got her a Mac because the college she is going to is a Mac campus...that is all they use. I would like to get her the Office 2011 for the Mac. I understand that the release date might be in 12/10 but...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: when is the next version of Office:Mac coming out?

    I keep on getting variants of this question in email: When is the next version of Office coming out? As we announced at Macworld Expo this year , Office:Mac 2011 is coming out at the end of 2010, in time for your holiday shopping pleasure. I don't have an exact date to share yet, look for that...
  • Blog Post: cross-platform collaboration with Office:Mac 2011

    One of my colleagues did an interview with Tech Night Owl about Office:Mac 2011 and Messenger:Mac. There's lots of good stuff in there -- cross-platform collaboration, using the Office Web Apps on your Mac, how to co-author documents, audio/video suport in Messenger:Mac, and Outlook. You can download...
  • Blog Post: the expert vs newbie fallacy

    The idea of the MacRibbon causes consteration amongst some people. The latest example is from the Apple Core blog on ZDNet, which a blog post with the link-bait title Oh the horror! Why is Microsoft pushing the hated Windows Ribbon for Office:Mac? He quotes from my blog post why is Office:Mac getting...
  • Blog Post: Office:Mac installation questions

    I just got two back-to-back installation questions via email, so let's take them in turn: My hard drive is almost full. What can I do to Office to save space? The questioner didn't ask about third-party applications like Monolingual or Xslimmer, so I'm not sure if those are under consideration...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: Why is it Office:Mac 2011 if it's coming out this year?

    I got this one via email, and I've seen variants of it elsewhere: i thought office was coming out this year, why is the name of it office 2011? Our naming is like that of cars: if it comes out in the first half of the year, it gets that year; if it comes out in the second half of the year, it...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: is Visual Basic returning to Office:Mac?

    My post about questions we got at Macworld 2010 raised some questions, one of which was this one: The biggest question in my mind is: will Office 2011 support visual basic for excel? Yes. We announced in 2008 that Visual Basic for Applications will return to the next version of Office (you...
  • Blog Post: Why is Office:Mac getting the Ribbon?

    Ever since our announcement last week that we're bringing the Ribbon to the Mac, I've been following various online forums to see what the response has been. I think I could characterise it in three groups: What's the Ribbon, and why do I care? I've used the Ribbon in Windows Office, and I hate...
  • 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...
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