Show me the proof!

When I meet with customers to discuss how they can use the Microsoft Office 2007 System to have a real impact on their business, I am frequently asked for proof and examples of other customers that are doing this in the real world. Having spent 14 years as a Microsoft enterprise customer myself (working in…


Office 2007 Value, Integration, Deployment and Training Slides

Thanks again to all of the customers that joined us at our Office 2007 events in New York & New England during the past 2 weeks to hear more about: The business & technical value of Office 2007 How the Office Client integrates with the Office system server products: SharePoint, Exchange & Office Communications Server…


Office 2007 Resources from BrainStorm

A partner of ours, BrainStorm, has worked with the Microsoft team in Redmond to summarize some of our best practices and links to resources to help with deploying and training on Office 2007. You need to complete a free registration at BrainStorm’s site in order to access the material, but it is worth it.


Happy Birthday Microsoft Word!

Did you know that Microsoft Word has turned 25 years old? Perhaps we should all send a birthday card to Clippy, if we can find him. I hear that Clippy has assumed a new identity and is relaxing somewhere in a secret location! 😉 But I digress … PC World has published an article that…


Office Customization Tool Best Practices

For those of you deploying Office 2007 using the Office Customization Tool (OCT), there is a great blog post available from the team that develops and tests the OCT. This is a great resource for learning more about the OCT and reviewing best practices and lessons learned.


PDC Announcements – Office Web Apps, Azure, Windows 7 and More …

Wow – what a week! Earlier this week we made a number of significant announcements at the Professional Developers Conference (PDC). These announcements included Office Web applications, which are light-weight versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote that are designed to be accessed through a browser. Office Web applications will be part of the next…


Office 2007 SP2 Details Announced

Details have recently been published and released here regarding service pack 2 for Office 2007. The current expected release date for this is sometime between February and April 2009. Some of the features being incorporated into SP2 are integrated support for saving to PDF, XPS and ODF file formats – all of which currently require…


Slides from My Beyond TechEd Presentations

Yesterday we wrapped up the 3rd day of our local Beyond TechEd events. Thanks again to all of our customers and partners that joined us in Hartford, CT, Rochester, NY and Waltham, MA. The feedback that we have received was that this event was a great success. During these events I presented on the topic…


New E2E Sales Forecast OBA Released

The E2E Sales Forecast OBA walks you through a salesperson creating and submitting a quarterly sales forecast. Using a customized Excel template (built using VS 2008/VSTO), our salesperson has the ability to navigate to the team Sales Forecast portal (SharePoint portal), invoke a custom Excel sales forecast template from the New button (content type mapping…


Office 2007 Desktop Deployment Labcasts

Join Microsoft’s two-part Desktop Deployment: Planning, Deploying, and Managing Office 2007 Labcast to learn about new tools and technologies to deploy the 2007 Microsoft® Office system.  During these sessions, you will receive practical technical information and proven techniques to help simplify your 2007 Office deployment.  Part 1 of 2 – Topics covered include: Deploying the…