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  • Blog Post: Planning the Vista deployment at Microsoft

    We've got a fair few machines kicking about at Microsoft and as you can imagine deploying Windows Vista and Office 2007 is quite a task in itself. In fact, planning such a depoyment is a job in itself. If you're planning your Vista and Office 2007 rollout and you want to get some great insight into how...
  • Blog Post: Software Developers Innovate on Office 2007 System

    Are your apps ready to take advantage of the Office 2007 System? If not then you need to get started, because the last thing you want is to be left behind. We've put together a website so that you can better understand the opportunity and leverage the huge investment we've made with the new Office platform...
  • Blog Post: Free Vista Deployment Summit

    The training maestros over QA-IQ are running a free Windows Vista Deployment Summit at Microsoft UK HQ on April 18th. There is capacity for 120 people but, as always, the tickets are going very quickly . The summit will feature Jason and Keith from the Deployment Center of Excellence Team and a keynote...
  • Blog Post: January Partner Action Packs

    The new Action Packs for Partners are being distributed to subscribers and include the following Microsoft goodness: • Windows Vista Business • Microsoft® Office Enterprise 2007 • Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007 • Microsoft Office Outlook® 2007 with Business Contact Manager • Microsoft Office...
  • Blog Post: Become an Office 2007 Solution Partner

    As many of our partners already have found out, Solution Profiler and Solution Finder are fantastic vehicles available to profile your business solutions for customers, partners and Microsoft sales teams. These can then be used to solve business critical problems. We would also like to make you aware...
  • Blog Post: Vista and Office 2007 Technet Deployment - Why and How

    If you have a Microsoft licensing agreement * there are resources you already have to help explain why and how you can effectively deploy Windows Vista and Office 2007 in your organisation.  Following on from a successful event last year on this topic and as a result of further requests for the...
  • Blog Post: Partner access to Vista and Office

    It has been over four years since the last major release of Office or Windows and twelve years since we launched both products simultaneously. A lot has changed in that time with regard to how we license these products and the different number and type of SKUs available in the marketplace. The recent...
  • Blog Post: Developer Launch of Vista and Office

    Register for the Developer Launch of Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system: 19 and 20 January 2007, Reading Microsoft's most important product event for years, the launch of Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system, is in Reading on 19 and 20 January 2007. Over two days, developers...
  • Blog Post: Which version of Office 2007 is right for you?

    Picking the right version of Office 2007 will depend on your business needs. Some of the areas that are beginning to concern and interest companies when it comes to their next Offiec 2007 purchase are: Information Rights Management (keeping your digital secrets, secret) Content Management (workflows...
  • Blog Post: Vista & Office Events

    28 November 2006, Edinburgh: Windows Vista Security Titbits and Data Security This security-focused TechNet event will have two distinct parts, the first covering security. Find out how to prevent attacks while still giving your organisation the agility it demands. Come along for an interactive afternoon...
  • Blog Post: Parksey compares Office 2007 to Open Office

    Chris is one of our team members who is always experimenting so I wasn't surprised to see his latest blog post comparing the mail merge functionality in Office 2007 to that of Open Office . I suspect there is going to be a little bit of activity on his blog once the 'sphere gets hold of this. Let the...
  • Blog Post: Vista: Microsoft IT share experiences and best practices

    Being an earlier adopter can sometimes be painful because you have to do a lot of the learning and path finding on your own. Microsoft IT are the best example of early adopters and it's good to see they are sharing their experiences with the rest of us so we can learn from their mistakes and knowledge...
  • Blog Post: Ultimate Steal – Office 2007 for £38.95

    www.theultimatesteal.co.uk Cheap like the budgie, for university and college students and staff!  You need an email address that ends with .ac.uk.  Offer runs until 30th June 2009! Go, go, go!
  • Blog Post: Building an app that uses Office documents? Win an Xbox!

    If you're a partner or company developing an application that does stuff with Office documents - saving, loading, storing - whatever, then you might want to consider building it with OpenXML built in.  Why would you do this?  Two reasons really.  We're running a competition to find the...
  • Blog Post: Ready for a new Day?

    The launch website for Office 2007, Vista and Exchange 2007 has just been unveiled and amongst other things you can view the official product launch at the NY stock exchange later today. Other useful resources are the videos and the forums where the business value propositions of all three products can...
  • Blog Post: UK Vista & Office 2007 Events

    Envisioning Session (Vista & Office 2007) Date: 1 st November Audience: Senior BDM / TDM Purpose: talk about opportunities technology brings to partners. Registration URL: Nov 1: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032313066&Culture=en-GB Technology Overview (Vista &...
  • Blog Post: Once upon a User Interface

    Slightly off brand, and that's why I love it - check out the Echanted Office a rather nice website our marketing team have put together. Find out how the new ribbon interface saves the day...
  • Blog Post: Wait a minute, is that Office 2007 Web Edition?

    I nearly did a back flip this morning when I was visiting MSN.co.uk and saw the page layout below. I thought we'd pushed out Office 2007 Web Edition too early or something ;-) But no, I was taken in by this rather clever advertisement for Office on our MSN website today. The ad lets you experience some...
  • Blog Post: Word 2007 freezes after installing patch from Windows Update

    Jeff from New Jersey left a comment on one of my posts telling me about a problem he was having with Word 2007 after applying a new patch which he downloaded from Windows Update. The problem was that after installing the patch he couldn't use Word - it just froze. A bit of a weird problem but after speaking...
  • Blog Post: Hands-on Lab: Deploying 2007 Microsoft Office System

    Get Hands-on Experience Deploying 2007 Microsoft Office System in TechNet Virtual Labs Try out all the cool new features of ISA Server 2006 such as single sign on, automatic link translation, HTTP compression, flood resiliency and more. This series of labs will walk you through how ISA Server 2006 can...
  • Blog Post: Action Pack Webcast

    It's slated for one hour, but I hope they bank on running over because there are going to be a few questions from people logging on to this Action Pack webcast. Not happy, want to give feedback and improve future action packs? Do something about it - speak direct to the people who make the decisions...
  • Blog Post: T-Shirts and tour dates

    You know it's getting serious when they give you a "crew" t-shirt for the upcoming Cinema tour! We've nearly sold out on this tour so make sure you book your ticket immediately! Book me a seat and get my popcorn ready!
  • Blog Post: Bristol is now ready for the business evolution

    Yesterday, we presented the first of five cinema events featuring Exchange 2007, Office 2007 and Vista. The gig itself was at the Bristol iMax which had a spectacular screen onto which we presented the fabulous. One of the AV guys informed me that the screen was made partly of Silver and cost £3000 per...
  • Blog Post: Software + Services: edging toward reality

    I was speaking at the 2007 West Midlands ICT Conference a couple of weeks back about Microsoft's Software + Services Strategy. The talk focused mainly on what S+S is, where Microsoft is going with it and provided some reality with a few demos. Microsoft believes in a combination of both offline and online...
  • Blog Post: Office 2007 Training

    Excellent resources available on training for Office 2007 which are well worth a look. See the full list here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/CT102036981033.aspx Training presentation: Outlook 2007—Create great-looking signatures for your e-mail Rating: (16 votes) Training presentation:...