Socialtext Releases SocialPoint

Socialtext released SocialPoint today, enabling Microsoft SharePoint deployments to leverage the Wiki Web Services that come with Socialtext 2.0.  Ross Mayfield, Socialtext CEO has some nice things to say about Microsoft.  Thanks Ross!  If you were at the Office 2.0 Conference in October, you probably noticed that Socialtext had a huge presence there.  I had…

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Office 2007 Tips and Tricks Web Site

I just noticed this;  I guess I should have found this before but here it is: Office 2007 Tips and Tricks web site.  They have live and on-demand webcasts, newsletter archives and a bunch more great stuff related to Office 2007.  Oh, and there’s also a very cool Windows Vista tips&tricks web site too.  Some great…

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Developer Map for 2007 Microsoft Office system

Another great post from Erika.  Definitely keep an eye on her blog.  She’s posted this image map for developers.   Make sure to visit her blog post because there it is a ‘clickable’ image map where you can just click on the area you are interested in and it will take you to relevant content.

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Creating Screencasts for the web

I think screencasts and video blogs are an exciting way to show off new product capabilities.  Others think so too. We’ve had a lot of demand for the Office 2007 screencast virtual tours on MSDN and Channel9.  These are short, highly targeted features that show how to do a specific developer task in Office.  Take…

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Congratulations Office 2.0 Conference!

Ismael Ghalimi produced the first Office 2.0 Conference at the beautiful St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco this week.  I attended and spoke on a panel called “Transitioning to Office 2.0”  along with TJ Kang, Robert Sutor, Sridhar Vembu, and Danny Kolke.  Rafe Needleman was the moderator. The premise of the conference was to generate debate…

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RibbonX Changes in Office 2007 B2TR

If you have been developing custom Ribbon UI solutions like Mindjet or ClearContext, you’ve noticed that there have been some changes from Beta 2 to Beta 2 TR.  A quick summary of the changes to the schema that I ran into: <fileMenu> becomes <officeMenu> <advanced> becomes <dialogBoxLauncher> And the built-in Control IDs have changed as…

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Introducing SlideShare: PowerPoint + YouTube

TechCrunch is covering an interesting new startup – SlideShare.  It helps solve the problem of sharing PowerPoint presentations without having to e-mail slides around.  Just publish your presentation to SlideShare and you can view it on the web, embed it in your blog, like videos and YouTube.  There are a few limitations right now, like…

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Mindjet, OpenXML and the Ribbon UI

I’m a big MindManager fan.  Mind maps help me organize my thoughts and plans – they just work the way I think.  They engage both the right and left brain.  I’ve been working with Michael Scherotter at Mindjet Labs, and he has come up with this outstanding integration between MindManager and Word 2007.  This is such an excellent example of the types of things…

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