Microsoft Offers Free Office 2007 Upgrades – purchase is necessary

You know when you see something on TV and they say “no purchase necessary”? Well this doesn’t apply for this offer : ) Anyhow today Microsoft just announced a free upgrade coupons for those who purchase Office 2003 between Oct. 26, 2006 and Feb. 28, 2007. For more info please see this article: Microsoft Offers…


Windows Desktop Search 3.0 final version!

This just in, Windows Desktop Search, WDS, just went gold and is released to the web! You can get it here: Windows Desktop Search 3.0 RTW for Windows XP (KB917013) For all of the other versions for Windows 2003 Server, XP 64-bit and more go here. Questions you may have: Q: Does this work with…


Next steps with Connect

As you may know we are nearing the end of the Office 2007 beta and we are getting ready to release Office 2007! Office 2007 is schedule to be available to business customers (and I assume MSDN subscribers) in Oct 2006 and it will be available to consumers in Jan 2007, see here: Microsoft Confirms…


Customer Feedback – a Success Story & Thank you

From: OneNote team To: OneNote User Community Subject: Customer Feedback – a Success Story & Thank you We would like to thank everyone who has posted bugs and posted feedback for the beta program for Office 2007 and in particular OneNote 2007. For some of you who have been on BetaPlace you have been logging…


Add a reference to OneNote 2007? No longer under .Net but under COM

There was a change in setup between B2TR and the RTM build where the Office .Net PIAs are no longer placed in the proper place so they appear in the .Net References tab in Visual Studio. What does this mean for you? It means that if you want to add a reference to OneNote you…


What being a PM is all about & a real spec

I was just reading this blog about the Windows Shell – shell:revealed blog and I saw a post from VinnyP which is A look into the feature design process. My thoughts: If you want to learn about MS and how software is designed read this post This is what I do, Olya, David, Owen &…


Fix for Daily Journal in OneNote 2007

I was reading my feeds, I am way behind, and I saw this great post from AdminID over @ OneNote PowerToys, which discusses how to fix the Daily Journal for OneNote 2007. Here is what AdminID says: I was manually recreating the functions of the Daily Journal PowerToy using the same format and a “Links”…


Add OneNote Mobile to your speed dial!

I *finally* got myself a Windows Mobile device, the Motorola Q, and I have to say that I love it. There are a few bugs but otherwise it is a great experience for a phone and for email and more. As you could guess I have been using OneNote Mobile a whole lot more now…


Timebomb date for B2TR – When it stops working

As many of you are aware Office 2007 B2TR is set to expire sometime next year. I wanted to post those dates and make them more public: March 31, 2007 – all client products May 15, 2007 – all server products Make sure to save all of your data or upgrade before that date!


Send a Smile feedback tool – no comments accepted after October 14

I have written about Send a Smile before and it looks like it is time for it to be over. It has been a very valuable feedback tool for us on the team and we value your input however we are transition from finishing Office 2007 (Office12) we are now moving to planning and working…