Office 2010 Beta Available via MSDN

If you are an MSDN subscriber, Office 2010 beta is available for download. If you’re interested in exploring the developer investments in Office 2010, visit the Developer Centre. SharePoint 2010 is also available via MSDN Subscriber Downloads. There’s plenty of Office + SharePoint 2010 content on Channel9 as well.

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Happy New Year and New Job

Where has 2009 gone so far?  I can still remember Christmas lunch looking at the Easter Eggs on the supermarket shelves. Bad news for the waist line as I still haven’t lost the extra weight from having the baby… unlike my wife. Just before Christmas, I accepted a new job in the Partner Technology Specialist…

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Positive changes to the Open XML standard

Brian Jones blogged recently about the latest round of proposed changes to the Open XML standard.  If you read the status report released by TC45 you’ll see that there have been some pretty significant changes proposed so far, and you’ll see more are on the way. Here’s a link to the TC45 report: http://www.ecma-international.org/news/TC45_current_work/New%20set%20of%20proposed%20dispositions%20posted.htm Here’s…

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SharePoint the Facebook for Business?

I was looking up the link of Lawrence Liu’s blog for a partner I met yesterday and noticed this entry about will Microsoft become the Facebook for the Enterprise?  It’s this article that has been making its rounds internally at Microsoft so Lawrence blogged it. Lawrence being one of the Microsoft SharePoint guys believes this…

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Office Business Applications Marketplace

One of our technology pushes with ISVs is to develop Office Business Applications (OBA).  What started with SAP / Duet is now resonating broadly across our ISV community.  The site www.OBACentral.com is a great place for additional information and receives plenty of visits every month with 187 OBA solutions currently available. I think it’s worth…

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More Partner Training for BPIO-U

If you are considering developing solutions around SharePoint, Office, Unified Communications or Business Intelligence think about attending this training… if you are wondering what BPIO-U is, it stands for “Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization University”. BPIO University 2 Day Workshop – Sales Track for Partners This 2 day interactive workshop – targeted at Partners participating in…

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MOSS Portal for Aussie Information Worker Partners

Saw this on Siatro’s blog (who is Siatro below) about how you demo a live Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) environment whilst you are on a customer site. Have you ever wished you could demo a live MOSS environment without having to wheel around large VM’s? Have you ever considered leaving a Web site with…

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Resources for the Office Developer

Thanks to Darren Strange for circulating this list: BDC High-Level Click-through demo on BDC and Excel Services Lower-Level Using the Business Data Catalog and Smart Tags with the 2007 Microsoft Office System Office Interactive Developer Map Latest MOSS SDK download has an Application Editor which allows you to author ADF files with a UI rather…

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BPIO University

If you are in a pre-sales or sales role and are talking to technical or business decision-makers, BPIO U will arm you with information and tools you need to drive your revenue. If you are a technical expert and support Microsoft Office Systems solutions, BPIO U will give you the technical expertise to deliver business…

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2008 Office Developer Conference

Dates and location for the 2008 Office Developer Conference have now been announced with Bill Gates delivering a special keynote presentation in sunny San Jose (opposed to sunny Seattle). When: February 10-13, 2008 Where: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA Who: 2000 developers and architects who build solutions on the Office platform (Office clients,…

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