Onward and Upward

This is my last post on my Microsoft blog.  I’ve had a great 4.5 years here at Microsoft.  Met some amazing people, and played with some cool technology.  Now I’m moving on to do my own thing.  I’ll be blogging about Office 2.0, Web 2.0, and all kinds of technology in general over at my…

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A Balanced View of Open XML and ODF as XML File Formats

There has been a lot of controversy about these formats recently, but the reality is both will be around for a long time.  I don’t think it is an either – or proposition. Michael Scherotter at Mindjet Labs just posted about the ability for MindManager to export both OpenXML and ODF type documents.  He takes a realistic and…

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Webcast on Word 2007 and MindManager

On Tuesday, January 30, Michael Scherotter from Mindjet and I will be giving a free technical webinar on how the Word 2007 Map Editor for Mindjet MindManager works.  Here’s the description: Join Don Campbell, Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, and Michael Scherotter, Solutions Platform Evangelist for Mindjet, to see a demonstration solution from the Mindjet Labs that uses the Open…

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MindManager mind maps and OneNote 2007

The prolific Mindjet labs has produced another great integration with Office 2007, this time with OneNote 2007.  This integration allows you to From MindManager, you can easily map out the Notebooks, Sections, and Pages, including hyperlinks to the notebooks, sections, and pages: Select File…Open…OneNote 2007 Notebooks. From MindManager, you can send the current map to…

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Vista Keyboard Shortcuts

Killer list of Vista keyboard shortcuts here. My favorite – launch any application by hitting the WinKey and then start typing the name (e.g. Word) hit enter and it launches.  This is absolutely awesome.  I can’t stand trying to find an application by navigating through the Start Programs menu.  Now I never have to do…

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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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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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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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ClearContext for Office 2007!

I know a lot of people depend on ClearContext to help with their e-mail overload.  And if you are like me you’ve been running Office 2007 Beta 2 for a while; which means no ClearContext.  Until now.  Deva and Brad from ClearContext stopped by to show me their latest version of ClearContext IMS Pro for…

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