In the tradition of keeping to about one blog post per year, I finally had an opportunity to author a column for Office Online.  It's all about the struggles that I've seen Microsoft employees experience with Office.  Here it is:  http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA102255591033.aspx?pid=CH102264241033

The (in my humble opinion) far funnier version of the article needed to be edited prior to posting on an official Office site.  Let me just say that DOJ, Adobe, WordPerfect, Netscape, and a very famous Microsoft celebrity were all featured in the original director's cut.

Here's to perhaps writing more than just one article per year.  I've been toying around with focusing on rants about bad UI design, but I'm not sure how much interest there'd be.  Let me know what you'd like me to write about.  Also let me know if you prefer the huge-article-once-a-year format over the here's-one-paragraph-I-whipped-out-on-a-plane format.