The wonder that is the Microsoft Office system

A place to share my thoughts and findings on all things Microsoft Office and anything else that I've found interesting in the big bad world of technology.

June, 2006

  • New York, New York

    Well folks, I’m off for a bit of a break but I’ll be leaving the ‘Get Your Groove On’ workspace in the very capable hands of Jo Carpenter . Keep signing up and spreading the word about my little experiment. Already there are some great discussions going...
  • Get ‘in the know’ with Office SharePoint 2007 and WSS 3.0

    For those of you out there that like to get stuck in and get your hands dirty (come on, own up, you know who you are ) there are a number of new online trainings available. Details of these trainings can be found in this blog post from the SharePoint...
  • Anyone for a Test Drive?

    For those of you who want to experience Microsoft Office 2007 but aren’t too sure about installing the Beta 2 then how about a free, browser-based test drive? The real-time test drive does not require product installation or download—it's the fastest...
  • Have you got your Groove on? No? Well I want to help.

    When I started work at Microsoft I was lucky in that 8 other people started on the very same day which gave me a ready-made group of friends for the new boy from up-north. I think that it says something about Microsoft and the people that are employed...
  • And the Oscar for Best Short Film on a Technology Subject goes to...

    There’s nothing like a bit of self promotion so here goes... As you may or may not know, the UK PTS team have been trying a few new approaches to spreading the Microsoft word to as many of our partners and customers as possible. One of the vehicles...
  • First a slap...then some Protection

    Soooooo......long time no blog posting. Bad blogger. Slap on the wrist. Anyway I’d like to make a few excuses for lack of posting but there isn’t really anything that excuses my behaviour although I did have a very busy time for most of last week (and...
  • Bill Gates to become the worlds richest part-time worker

    Today Bill Gates announced that he will shift his focus to working full-time for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and part-time for Microsoft from July 2008. Chairman and Senior Technology Advisor of Microsoft as a part-time gig. Better than a...
  • Microsoft to boot Acrobat out of Office

    Well there goes one part of my 2007 Office demo! Acrobat is booted out of Office . I used to get cheers when I first started to show the ‘Save as PDF or XPS’. This is really a shame that we have had to cut this capability from Office as I believe that...
  • Over Half a Million in 2 Days!

    WORD around the water cooler is that we had approximately 500 000 downloads of 2007 Office Beta 2 in the first 2 days of public availability and I’m guessing that the OUTLOOK is that we will have many more. This has apparently taken some people by surprise...