Upgrading to Business Contact Manager 2010 Beta

Hi! I’m Vinit Jain, a tester in the Business Contact Manager group. Since we released the Beta, many customers have downloaded the product and asked about upgrading the older versions of BCM ( for instance BCM 2007) to the 2010 version. This post explains step-by-step upgrade process. There are few important things you should know…

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Reporting Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2010 Beta Issues

It’s great to see so many of you downloading and installing Beta. We have been receiving lot of feedback on this blog. In order to address your feedback, I would like to request all of you to submit your feedback through Office Send-A-Smile/Send-A-Frown feature. When you install Office, you will see yellow smile and red frown on…

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Announcing Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2010 Beta

This morning Microsoft announced the public availability of Beta versions of Microsoft Office 2010. We are also releasing Beta version of Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2010. You can download Business Contact Manager Beta from following locations. Check out BCM 2010 overview here. Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2010 Beta (32-bit) Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2010 Beta (64-bit)…

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BCM 2010 Customization 101: Form Customization

Hi, again! I’m Chris Heydemann, Senior Program Manager on Business Contact Manager, back with more information on BCM. One of the most important features in BCM 2010 is Customization. Being able to fit BCM to your specific business needs is a key to BCM’s flexible design. Since our Office 2003 release, users have been asking…

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Lead Management in BCM 2010

The previous blog post demonstrated how the new user experience makes BCM more usable and flexible. In the upcoming series of posts we will discuss how BCM can enhance the effectiveness of managing your sales processes. This first post in the series talks about managing your sales leads. Lead Management Business Contact Manager (BCM) for…

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Business Contact Manager for Office 2010: New User Experience

Hi, all! My name is Chris Heydemann, a Senior Program Manager on Business Contact Manager. We’re very happy to be able to show off Business Contact Manager for Office 2010. In the coming weeks, look for posts that talk about Business Contact Manager’s new and improved features, why we made the changes we did, and…

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Business Contact Manager for Microsoft Outlook 2010 Technical Preview Released

You have probably seen Office 2010 Technical Preview announcements in the press.  Microsoft released a preview of Office 2010 yesterday to a limited number of users. Technical Preview is invitation only program. Office 2010 also comes with a brand new version of the Business Contact Manager.  If you have received Technical Preview invitation, we highly recommend…

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Technical Preview of Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2010

If you haven’t done so, please checkout the “Office2010 The Movie” trailer at http://www.office2010themovie.com/. You can also sign-up for an Exclusive Ticket to Technical Preview by following the link at the bottom left corner. The 2010 version of Office comes with a new version of Business Contact Manager with many exciting new features. -Mukesh

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Service Pack 2 for Business Contact Manager 2007 Released

We are pleased to announce that Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2007 is released. The scope of SP2 was limited to fixing product bugs reported by customers through various channels like this blog, newsgroup and watson. We have also released Service Pack 2 for Office 2007. Outlook team has done…

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