Knowledge Network for SharePoint 2007

Announced yesterday at the CEO Summit, Knowledge Network is a free download for Office SharePoint Server 2007. This starts to answer a question I have had from customers many times over the past few years who want to better way to find experts within their organisation. One that springs to mind immediately is a bank…


Blog Publishing in Word 2007

Just announced – a new feature in Office Word 2007 Beta 2 to enable you to publish direct to your blog. All the details are here: And this post was created using Word just to prove it!


Farewell Office 12, it was nice knowing you

Hello Office 2007! Branding, packaging and US pricing for the next release of Office were all announced this morning.  All the information you could ever want is right here:


Office Live News

Some news on the Office Live hosted solutions offering Microsoft is putting into Beta later this year is reported on Microsoft Office Live Basics provides domain-name registration, site-design tools, Web hosting, Web site traffic reports and a still-to-be-determined number of e-mail accounts. Microsoft Office Live Collaboration is a hosted version of Windows SharePoint. It…



This is one to keep an eye on. Aimed at the small business market this is the Information Worker group’s first foray into online services and will be based sqaurely around SharePoint v3.  Keep an eye on the OfficeLive site to see how the offerings evolve.  


Office in Education

Following up on yesterdays post, I just want to add that there is also a set of cool customizations available for Word, Excel and PowerPoint to make them more useful for students and teachers.  Learning Essentials for Microsoft Office provides templates and toolbars for Office products plus academic tutorials from education publishers.  Templates include everything…


SharePoint in Education / Academia

I had mail from someone at a college yesterday asking about use of SharePoint in education sector.  It ocurred to me that we have set of SharePoint customizations available as a fully supported product that not a lot of people know about.  Class Server and is billed as a learning management platform for students and…