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office 2007 general
http://officelabs.com Check out he website to find some interesting tools and ideas that we're trying out. Concept testing is what this site is all about. The projects you find here are not products or beta versions. They don't even pretend to be complete product ideas. They are the equivalent...
12 May 2008
Gosh, when I get rolling it goes crazy - 3 posts already today. I'm trying to keep it all separate with separate entries to ensure you get the most out the RSS. Dave has posted the OWC roadmap on his Excel blog. The WORD is out! Check it out at http://blogs.msdn.com/excel/archive/2006/07/17/668544...
10 Sep 2006
Open XML Specs Final Drafts are ready!
The final draft of the Office Open XML file formats specs is ready. This is great news for our customers and partners! With the final draft, partners have now the chance to develop applications that could be ready before the launch, expected by the end of this year. You'll find more of this in Brain...
16 Oct 2006
Wow, my last post was on the 12 th of May! That's a reflection of year-end madness we get infected with at MS. So, now that that's done with, I can return to posting again. Update. I've been reallocated as an SSP. So now I'm SSP Biz Productivity. Translation – I was a Techie and now I'm more into...
7 Sep 2008
Well, they're not too frequent, but here's some questions customers and partners have asked me about SharePoint lately. Q: Where's the Arabic Language Pack? A: At this stage, we do have WSS 3.0 language packs for Arabic. Please download them from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx...
20 Nov 2006
Office 2007 Compatibility Pack
From Brian Jones' blog: The availability of the compatibility pack has been an interesting discussion. Today, the compatibility pack is only available as a manual download . In other words, Microsoft does not "push" the compatibility pack to users using its update tools. IT organizations or end users...
2 Jan 2008
MOSS B2 Dev Map
Found this on a DL a few moments ago and I figured I just had to share it! It's a hidden gem for developers and a must have wall decoration to impress the hell outta everyone. Here's the MOSS Developer's Map . According to the poster on the DL this looks great printed in A3, color.
15 Sep 2006
Today was educational. One of my colleagues came to me with a question about customizing the help files in MS Office. I told him to look for CHM files. Turns out I was wrong. Help's a bit different these days J Here's what I found: More info on Microsoft Help 2.x – which is what is in use. And...
12 Nov 2008
InfoPath fronting SharePoint
So SharePoint was the front-end view for quite a few apps, but now, here's one step further. Why not build your application logic using InfoPath. So I recently read two articles about it and putting them together, you may see more solutions. Here goes: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc194406...
7 Mar 2008
A post I wish I had written
Reading some through mails today I came across a link to this excellent article on OneNote. I’ve been working on OneNote as a GTD app with Outlook – similar to David. But it seems David’s done a lot more to get things done! Here’s his post: http://blogs.msdn.com/david_rasmussen/archive/2006/06/14/630885...
6 Sep 2009
Get the Office and Vista betas
Office & Vista betas for Egyptain community is now available here . The rest of the world go here ! And while you're at it do check out the Office Developer Center Happy Downloading!!
20 Sep 2006
Blogging with Word
I'm in the process of setting up a home office. The other day I and a friend decided to go shopping and I discovered that I was a gadget crazy person too! I started off with the idea of building a desktop from scratch, but after some thinking B and I decided to go for my old laptop and set it up as the...
7 Oct 2006
Some new blog posts on Office & SharePoint
Source: http://blogs.technet.com/blogms/ Office Applications Office 2010 Website | RSS Feed Office 2010: Visuals and Branding - 11-Dec-2009 Digital Signatures in Office 2010 - 08-Dec-2009 Office Access Website | RSS Feed Resize forms with ShrinkerStretcher v11.0 ...
15 Dec 2009
Acrosss from the Bosphrous...
Across from the Bosphrous we're attending a very interesting training focused on Role Clarity. It's 2 and a half days about how we should look into focusing more on how we can increase our value to our customers by covering depth rather than breadth. We're meeting with the Regional Specialists Team and...
6 Sep 2006
Building Groove Apps
I recently got asked by a customer about Building Groove Apps, so I dug around and found some relevant resources. Here's the info for you: Groove Databridge: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/office/grooveserver/2007/guide/GDBAG_01.mspx?mfr=true Groove Developer Portal: http://msdn2.microsoft...
1 Aug 2007
The BI Story!
Warning: I'm not a real expert in this area yet, so please note that I may language a bit loosely below. So, I'm done with that disclaimer. Never really claimed to be a know-it-all and here I can really point to it and say it out loud ;). As many of you may have heard we aquired ProClarity earlier...
14 Sep 2006
Getting Started with SharePoint as an End User
Hi All, Very often I get caught up in the exotic concerns about SharePoint; questions about disaster recovery, geo replication, list size management and others. So back to the basics. What can I do with SharePoint. Here are some readiness tools. I’ll do my best to post more around SharePoint 2007...
8 Feb 2010
Office 2007 – Arabic Articles!
I'm frankly quite impressed by this. I figured that we'd be somewhat slower with the Arabic content, but I'm pleasantly surprised! Maged, from our Office Online team was kind enough to do some looking and pass me these links to Arabic articles: إنشاء صفحات نشر وإدارته رموز تبديل سطر الأوامر فيSharePoint...
5 Dec 2006
Something for the weather
I hope you guys are as tired of the weather these days as I am. In order to make the most of your time indoors, I'd like to introduce you to the Deployment Series! This is a gold-mine! Want to know about SharePoint sizing? What's Excel Services? What migration tools is Microsoft offering for Office 2007...
13 Mar 2007
Visual Studio Tools for Office (beta) Available!!!
NEW! Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Microsoft Office System The VSTO 2005 SE beta offers several new important new features to support Office programmability. Check out new portal page at Office Developer Center and keep coming back for more great content. Cypress is a free add-on for Visual...
20 Sep 2006
Open XML Development
Hi I'm trying to catch up with the updates and the more I delve, the more I seem to find to write about! I'm currently developing an internal course for Office Client components and while doing some of the research for the course, I came across some excellent material that I wanted to share with you...
23 Feb 2007
Security Policies & Settings in the 2007 Office system
This section provides technical reference information for the security settings and privacy options in the 2007 Microsoft Office system. You can use this information to determine: What a setting does. What the default configuration is for a setting. Which tool to use to configure...
15 Dec 2009
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