Because you needed a poster, right?

The darndest things show up on the Microsoft Download Center.  If you’ve been looking for some posters to raise excitement about your upcoming Office 2007 deployment… then you’ll want to hit up the Office 2007 IW Excitement Posters.  From the description: This is a collection of 6 posters designed to be used by Microsoft customers…


MOF licensed under Creative Commons

I know this has been in the works for a while, but I see over on the MOF blog that Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) 4.0 has been licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license.  From the post: One of the first things people realize when looking at implementing a service management framework, whether it is…

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Followup

When managing projects or people, delegation is A Good Thing™.  I have had a problem, however, that emails I send (no matter how clear I make it that a response is needed) are often simply ignored by the recipient. Since I send and receive about 4 million emails a day, I tend to not notice…


Viewing RSS Feeds Chronologically in Outlook 2007

Wow… that is a painful post title.  Titles like that that make my wife re-affirm her decision to not read my blog ;)  However, the title will work well in search engines when someone is trying to figure out how to sort their RSS feeds chronologically in Outlook 2007… I guess you win some, you…

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Creating a PowerPoint Deck from a Word Outline

Great trick to use when creating a presentation in PowerPoint.  If you start out when planning your presentation by just firing up PowerPoint and adding slides, it can be difficult to keep track of the overall flow of the presentation.  If only you could create an Outline in Word, and then automagically have that outline…


Combining Smart Art Diagrams in Word 2007

One of the coolest features of Office 2007 is SmartArt.  It makes it incredibly easy to create great looking diagrams to show a process, cycle, hierarchy, or relationship. During some business planning recently, however, I had the need to actually COMBINE two different diagrams to show a relationship between two related processes.  However, in Word,…

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The Demented Borg Mind

As I mentioned earlier, Microsoft has released the specifications for our binary Office 97-2003 file formats.  Joel Spolsky of Fog Creek Software has a great take on the announcement (and specs): If you started reading these documents with the hope of spending a weekend writing some spiffy code that imports Word documents into your blog…


Microsoft Office Binary File Format Specifications Released!

Just saw this over on Brian Jones’ Blog, and I’m surprised this hasn’t made more of a splash on the interwebs…  Microsoft has just released the specification documentation for our binary Word, Excel, and PowerPoint file formats.  This means that if you write another office program like OpenOffice, Lotus Symphony, StarOffice, etc., you can ensure…

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February TechNet Magazine is out

And it is all about SharePoint and OCS baby! http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/ Sharepoint A Smart Approach to Gathering Data in the Enterprise Information is one of the most important assets in an enterprise. But it can be a challenge to manage the mountain of data being gathered through e-mail, Web-based forms, surveys, and other mechanisms. Here’s a…

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Pre-order Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac

I see over on TUAW that Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac is now available for pre-order from Apple and Amazon, with delivery scheduled on January 15th.  It really is a sweet release.  You’ll want to check out the official Product Site and the Mac Mojo blog, which have lots of information, screenshots, etc. Pick it…

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