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…


New Look for Office Live Developer Portal

The entire Office Developer Portal on MSDN has been redesigned, including the Office Live section.  The result is a nice clean look, with less navigation required to get were you’re going.  The excellent MSDN team is constantly coming up with improvements to the content and the site.


Popfly and SharePoint Integration

Here is a great post by Mike Gannotti – how to integrate Popfly mashups with SharePoint.  He also published a screen cast.  What I think is compelling about this – he was able to create a mashup with Popfly that can be published to any web page, SharePoint site, or as a Gadget on your Vista…


Presentation to Mountain View Chamber of Commerce – Vista, Office and Office Live

On Wednesday May 9 at 4:00 my colleague Ben Riga and I will be doing a keynote presentation to the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce called Microsoft for Small Business: Ready to Grow When You Are. We will demo Windows Vista, the new Office 2007 user interface, and Office Live.  No PowerPoints here, only demos….


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…


New Office Developer Visual How-tos!

Watch it, Code it, Read it, Explore it – New Office Visual How To’s! Office Visual How To’s combine a video demo, a code sample, a conceptual overview, and links to related resources in a single experience. All this provides a wide variety of learning resources and different flavors of content for people who have…


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…


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…


New Office Live Screencasts

I’ve just posted three brand new Office Live Screencasts.  Albert Shen, a software design engineer on the Office Live team recorded them and did a fantastic job showing how to use SharePoint Designer 2007 to customize the Office Live environment.  Here are direct links to the screencasts: 1. Office Live with SharePoint Designer 2. Using…


What is Office Live?

As part of our Software + Services vision outlined with the Live strategy, Office Live just launched today and is generating a lot of interest.  It is heating up and is one of the top projects I’m working on now.  So what is Office Live anyway?  This interview with Ray Ozzie sums it up nicely -…