Microsoft 2012 Launch Event Series – Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012, and More

A major series of free, full-day product launch events for Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012, Windows Server, and more begins on October 30th: Attend a FREE one-day event and be part of the biggest product launch in our history. You’ll discover how the latest Microsoft technologies are transforming the way people work—from developers and managers…


Office 2007 Search Commands Add-On

Prompted by recent feedback on a Roadshow visit, I set off to research a bit about the "Fluent" (ribbon-based) interface in Office 2007.  Though it surfaces more functionality to users, it can clearly take some time for those used to the menus of earlier Office versions to get up to speed.  While there are transition…


Congratulations to SB Chatterjee!

Some great news to welcome in the new year!  Long-time community leader SB Chatterjee has just been awarded Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for Groove!  For years, SB has been doing great work both in Connecticut with the CT .NET User Group and online with his support of Office Groove via discussion groups and more….


Got Tech Posters?

Have a blank wall (and access to your company’s color printer)?  There are plenty of technology posters and charts for developers available on MSDN.  I didn’t realize just how many until I searched for “poster” on MSDN downloads. Here’s a list of the more recent ones: .NET 3.5 Namespaces PosterThe .NET Framework 3.5 Common Namespaces…


Office 2007 Document Inspector

I have a new favorite feature in Office 2007.  I often need to send documents to contacts, but I want to ensure there’s no extra information tagging along for the ride (revision history, document properties, speaker notes in PowerPoint, etc.)  You used to have to resort to macros or manual removal, but in Office 2007,…


Boston Vista, Office 2007, Exchange 2007 Launch Event – 1/24/07

Boston is one of the key launch cities for the upcoming Vista, Office 2007, Exchange 2007 launch series.  The launch will be held at the Boston Convention Center on January 24th. Some highlights: Attendees will get a free copy of Office 2007 Professional and Office Groove 2007 Breakout sessions for developers, IT pros, and technology…