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Gray Matter

Gray Knowlton's blog on Microsoft Office

September, 2010

  • A Company of One

    I may have hit a chord with the management theme last week, lots of offline feedback on that post. I’ll post on the topic again to see if I can turn a data point into a trend. At Microsoft we have a competency called “Cross-group Collaboration”...
  • Office Round-up

    Tossing up a few useful links and a few random comments to go along with it. BPOS Customers can now view service status through a new dashboard. An RSS feed is also available. Mac Office will Arrive on October 26 th . Office 2011 is a fine product. We...
  • How to present to an executive

    Taking a left turn for a moment on the software talk. I’m at a point where I have to vent on a topic, and no better place to do it than to the anonymous reader. For some reason I’ve been in a lot of these lately (usually the presenter or...
  • Updating the Custom XML Scanning Tool

    A while back I posted a scanning tool to detect the presense of Custom XML Markup in Open XML documents . I wanted to provide an update for this tool to reflect the new Open XML SDK 2.0. The scanning tool has been recompiled against the new version...
  • Welcome Back

    Resurfacing, It has been several months since I last posted. I have spent that time transitioning to a new role in Office sustaining engineering . I am the proud owner of a new title, I changed my office, my boss, my commitments, bought a mini-van...