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  • Blog Post: Want to Preview Office 2010?

    It’s that time again where Microsoft is close to showing off the latest and greatest productivity software!  There are so many things in Office 2010 I want to tell you about but can’t; however, I encourage you all to register to gain access to the Technical Preview in July.  This is invite...
  • Blog Post: OneNote Changes Student Computing Paradigm at Pharmacy School

    Palm Beach Atlantic University students in the Pharmacy program have adopted tablet PCs and Microsoft OneNote as the standard for academic collaboration and courseware. One interesting item in the statement says, "Course content documents are available 48 hours before a lecture for students to...
  • Blog Post: Previewing Office Online Web Apps…”Impressive”

    Techcrunch has a really good preview of our new browser-based version of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Onenote.  At the moment it is being rolled out for free to some Live Skydrive users.  The public beta is happening in early 2010 but if you’re a religious Skydrive user, it may be worth checking...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 Tips & Tricks – Organize Your Life with a Notebook

    Find, organize and share information all in one place Use OneNote 2010 for much more than your typical note taking. Collect content—anything from typed text to a copied photo—and use search and tags to find it once it’s stored.  Stop wasting time looking through folders and get what you need at...
  • Blog Post: Powershell and OneNote - Are You Geek Enough?

      I'll admit, when I saw OneNote and Powershell in the same headline, I was like WTF mate .  I started computing with command-line back with MSDOS, but somewhere between Windows XP and World of Warcraft, I just stopped caring about these outmoded nunchuck skillz.  Thankfully, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: OneNote Web Exporter...*pst* It's Open Source

          Anyone who works with me knows that I'm a big OneNote fanatic!  Not only is it a great piece of software, it is a great development platform for ISVs.  One of the great things developers can do is tap into the OneNote API and extend functionality. David Tse is a program...
  • Blog Post: When Having OneNote Is Not A Good Idea

    Technorati Tags: Microsoft , OneNote , Office , Tips , SharePoint , Backup Since coming to Microsoft from academia, one of greatest products that no one in academia knows about is OneNote. I'm sure I'll be getting emails for the product teams saying how I'm an ignorant fool and that Microsoft has...
  • Blog Post: MacWorld - Office: Mac 2008 Word

    To continue with a deeper analysis of Office for Mac 2008, I'd like to share with you some thoughts on the enhancements made to each individual app.  I don't think any review can fully grasp how much of a joy it is to use the new product, hopefully a discussion on a few great features will peak...
  • Blog Post: How Green Is Your Business?

    I hate hippies. I lived in California for about 6 years and not a day went by when there wasn't some random print, news, or radio story related to the hippies and the environment. Everyday it was, "corporations are evil," "save Mother Earth," and "plants are people too...man!" The common derogatory term...
  • Blog Post: How To: Capture Perfect Screenshots

    I was reading the an article about the IE8 Blocker Toolkit and when reading the comments, someone was flaming about how bad the screenshots were because of the rough edges.  I personally use the OneNote 2007 Screen Grabber that allows me to capture any size window from the screen.  Sometimes, however...