Office, SharePoint, Visio and Project 2010 News …

Today at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, major announcements were made regarding Office, SharePoint, Project and Visio 2010. Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft Visio 2010 and Microsoft Project 2010 have reached the technical preview engineering milestone. Starting today, tens of thousands of people will be invited to test Office and Visio as…

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How Office 2007 Helps Protect Your Information

One of the primary business concerns that I hear from my customers is: “How do we keep our information and documents safe?” Since so much of what we all do is collaborating and sharing information with others via Microsoft Office, today’s post summarizes some of the top ways that the Office 2007 system can help…

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Want to get Office Enterprise 2007 for $9.95?

We recently rolled out changes to the Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP) that may enable you to download Office Enterprise 2007 for your home personal use for just $9.95! Details can be found on the Home Use site. Not familiar with the Home Use Program? Home Use is just one of the many Software Assurance…

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Office 2010: Register for the Technical Preview Program and Get More Info …

Earlier this week Microsoft made some important Office 2010 announcements during our annual TechEd conference. One of the announcements was that Microsoft will have an invitation only Technical Preview Program for Office 2010. This program is scheduled to launch in July 2009 and will offer selected customers the opportunity to experience early, pre-release versions of…

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Office, SharePoint and Exchange 2007 – Better Together

One of the topics that I frequently present on at conferences is the Office system and why it is “better” to use the Office 2007 client with the 2007 versions of the SharePoint and Exchange server products. The presentation that I use for most of these sessions is a summary of many of the key…

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Office 2007 SP2 Released

Office 2007 service pack 2 has been released today and is available for download. Some of the features being incorporated into SP2 are integrated support for saving to PDF, XPS and ODF file formats – all of which previously required separate free downloads. There are also some bug fixes and performance improvements included in this…

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Office 2007 SP2 to Release on April 28, 2009

The Office Sustained Engineering team has just released the official date for shipping Office 2007 SP2. This will be released to the web for download on Tuesday, April 28, 2009. More details on what is being addressed in SP2 can be found here on their blog post. Also, just a reminder that mainstream support for…

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InfoPath – Going Green, Saving Money and Accelerating Development

Prior to joining Microsoft last year, I worked for more than 14 years as a Microsoft customer primarily in IT architect, development and technical management roles for large companies. Most of my recent work was related to building custom applications and forms on top of ASP.NET One area that I did not explore much before…

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Outlook 2007 Performance Updates Released

Performance updates for Outlook 2007 were recently released. You can read more about these updates and download them here. Please note that these updates, as well as a number of other items, will also be included in Office 2007 SP2. More information on SP2 can be found here.

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