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What it's really like to be working with the 2007 Microsoft Office System Beta 2

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  • Blog Post: Undoing my work, one step at a time

    This is a B2TR bug-bear of mine (I can't remember whether or not it was a problem in plain B2). I'm typing away, powering through some work, and then I need to make a change. Say, I think of a word that better expresses what I'm trying to convey. So I hit undo (ctrl+Z because I'm working on the keyboard...
  • Blog Post: First impressions in 10.2 seconds

    After much anticipation, Beta 2 has arrived and is now publicly available. Anyone can visit the Preview site (this is the UK link), download the programs and take the 2007 Microsoft Office system out for a spin. So, first impressions... If, as with people, we form an opinion within a minute of meeting...
  • Blog Post: Reaching the Pioneers

    Forgot to let you know, if you do have any Beta hints, tips or stories about how it is changing the way you do things, please drop an email to atworkuk@microsoft.com to reach Gill and me :-)
  • Blog Post: Hat wasn’t quiet what I waned too right

    Sorry… that wasn't quite what I wanted to write. One of the drawbacks with the spell-checker in Office 2003 was that it could only check words on an individual basis. So while the title of this post makes no sense whatsoever, each word is correctly spelt. As such, if you were to rely solely on the...
  • Blog Post: Lost and found

    The learning curve for the beta, for the most part, appears to be short and sharp! I feel like I'm getting up to speed pretty quickly (I'll certainly not forget where "save as" is located) and although a couple of features have gone walkabout, they've usually been pretty easy to track down. ...
  • Blog Post: Say goodbye to Beta 2; say hello to the 2007 release

    I know, I know, as bloggers we've really fallen off the wagon. I could bore you with my excuses but I don't want to test your patience any further! This is however the last official post of the Office Pioneers. From today, the 2007 Microsoft Office system is now publically available to companies and...
  • Blog Post: What does Create Document Workspace mean in Office?

    If you are unfamiliar with a Microsoft product called SharePoint Services then it is unlikely that you will know about the functionality that is available with the ‘Create Document Workspace’ feature included in Office. The Create Document Workspace description included on the button informs...