OBA Reference Application Pack for Supply Chain Management

Globalization, specialization and outsourcing are changing the way we work. Global information workers need to collaborate in a way that is seamless, synchronized and secure. Microsoft’s 2007 Office System provides a platform for building composite solutions, called Office Business Applications (OBAs), designed to support cross-functional processes and allow information workers to collaborate. Assembled from a…


Microsoft Office for Architects

With the 2007 Office System, Microsoft Office has evolved beyond a productivity suite into a unified solutions platform that makes enterprise data and processes more accessible and relevant to users. Composed of clients, servers, services, and tools, it provides a single infrastructure for communication and collaboration, business intelligence, and content management solutions. This site brings…


Security in Windows Vista, 2007 Office and Exchange 2007

“Office 2007 presents a radically different way of working, with employees no longer limited to the desktop and company information being disseminated far more effectively. A new way of working needs a new paradigm for security, and Windows Vista is designed to deliver it. Vista alone includes almost 200 entirely new security features.” So, if…


Microsoft European SharePoint Conference 2007

Nice to see Microsoft using it’s own InfoPath Forms Services Technology to power the registration site for the Microsoft European SharePoint Conference 2007. The first ever Microsoft European SharePoint Conference will be held in Berlin, February 12—14, 2007. At the event, Microsoft executives and Partners will deliver technical and strategic insights targeted at developer, IT…


The Demo Showcase & Office 2007 Launch (Part 2)

There’s another fantastic scenario contained with the Demo Showcase which expertly shows off the amazing conditional formatting and newly designed table capabilities of Microsoft Excel 2007. In the scenario, we assume the character of Patricia Doyle, a Sales Manager with Contoso.  Maybe the silicon chip inside her head is switched to overload (but) she don’t like downtime.  So,…

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The Demo Showcase & Office 2007 Launch (Part 1)

One of the great things about the Demo Showcase is the Office 2007 content it contains.  One of the scenarios let’s you assume the role of Julia, the HR Manager at Contoso who needs to publish a HR newsletter on a regular basis.  Now, to me, Julia looks more like someone who spends hours and…

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The Enchanted Office

Once upon a time, in a land not so far far away, there lived a beautiful piece of software…  If ever you needed to understand just how Microsoft managed to turn the Office frog into the handsome prince, this fairytale could just be what you need… Based around Madeline, a beautiful princess (CEO) in need…


The EVOlution Tour…Day 2, London Kensington Odeon

Surprisingly, I was second up today, my roommate Steve Marsh ding the honours and allowing me an extra ten minutes in bed by taking to the shower first… On for day 2 of the Business EVOlution Tour 2006! Everyone piled on the tour bus in time for 7:30, my phone call to the recent recruits…


The EVOlution Tour…Day 1, at Bristol IMAX

Surprisingly, I was first up.  I felt the need to provide my roommate Steve Marsh, the main man presenting today with some time and space so that he could get his head sorted in time for the presentation he was about to deliver so a 6am alarm call was the order of the day…plenty of…


VSTO for the 2007 Microsoft Office System

“The architect, by the relationships which he creates he wakes in us profound echos, he gives us the measure of an order which we feel to be in accordance with that of our world, he determines the various movements of our heart and of our understanding; It is then that we experience the sense of…