Where is it? Navigating Office ribbon commands

The marketing team has produced three great tools for helping you find commands in the ribbon for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Click on the Start the Guide link to launch the interactive tools. These tools visually show you how to find commands from the previous version to the new ribbon. Here are the links: Word,…


Submit your own community template!

I recently stumbled across some interesting work done by our Office Online team. They allow YOU to submit non-code Word, Excel, and PowerPoint templates to Office Online. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/FX100595491033.aspx?pid=CL100632981033 Here are some samples of templates submitted by the community: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/recent.aspx The process is relatively simple and straight-forward. You just need the courage to share your work,…


Seattle PI article "Microsoft Office 2007 sales twice that of previous version"

These quotes are nice to see. I’m also hearing from online communities an dramatic increase in posts on the new version. Microsoft Office 2007 sales twice that of previous version Microsoft Corp.’s new Office 2007 software produced almost twice the revenue of the previous version in its first month of corporate availability, according to market…


The New York Times "Purging Bloat to Fashion Sleek Software"

NY Times has an good article about the new Office redesign. Nearly these articles are turning out really positive… Nice to see.  http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/18/technology/18pogue.html?ex=1169874000&en=46b182d68b8d6444&ei=5040&partner=MOREOVERNEWS “Eventually, however, Microsoft Office developed a reputation for bloat and complexity. It was fully grown: tall, hairy and toothy. “So what did Microsoft do then? It began shrinking Microsoft Office. In fact,…


The 20 Most Innovative Products of the Year – Office 2007 Tops PC Worlds List!

When we started talking about the ribbon everyone knew it was a huge bet. It is nice to get some props! Here is what they have to say: “Innovation? Microsoft? Yes, we were surprised, too, but the Redmond giant’s latest upgrade of the world’s most popular productivity suite introduces several new features that revolutionize how…


Wall Street Journal’s (Walt Mossberg) take on the ribbon

Walt Mossberg an often critical voice about Microsoft products has published his review of the ribbon in the Wall Street Journal. http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB116786111022966326-mRGBGB2hIZH7SbdbE2Bg7YVHTDE_20070202.html?mod=tff_main_tff_top There is also a video of his recap http://online.wsj.com/public/page/8_0004.html. He didn’t cover anything about Access but had some nice things to say about Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Here are a few interesting quotes:…


Free 60 day trial download of Office 2007

Here is a link to a free 60 day trial download of Office 2007 programs.  http://us1.trymicrosoftoffice.com/default.aspx?culture=en-US As you know, Access is in the professional version. For those of you outside the US, you need to use the following URL’s: Canada: http://www.trymicrosoftoffice.com/canada Japan: http://www.trymicrosoftoffice.com/japan  UK/Ireland: http://www.trymicrosoftoffice.com/ukireland France: http://www.trymicrosoftoffice.com/france Canada: http://www.trymicrosoftoffice.com/canada Germany: http://www.trymicrosoftoffice.com/germany


SharePoint Server Review in CRN

I just came across a nice article about SharePoint on CRN. http://www.crn.com/sections/breakingnews/dailyarchives.jhtml?articleId=193700573 They did a good job summarizing the Excel Services that are part of the MOSS server “Users can now publish interactive spreadsheets with Excel 2007 right into SharePoint, so the tool plays a key role in the creation of business intelligence portals. For instance,…


PC Mag’s Editors Choice – 4.5 out of 5 Stars!

PC Mag just released a review of Office 2007. They gave Office a 4.5 out of 5 stars. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2052256,00.asp I love this quote: “Once you get past the few minutes needed to navigate the new Ribbon interface, you’ll wonder why Microsoft waited so long to get so many things right. ”  They didn’t cover Access in this…


First reviews on Office 12 are available

It is always fun to see your work get press! PCMag just published a review on Office 12 with few paragraphs about our favorite product, Access. Here is my favorite quote: “With some slick productivity enhancements and a completely new interface, Microsoft Access 12 gets more of a makeover than any other Office component in…