Announcing the New Open XML Object Model – CTP

What a day at Tech ED! Today Doug Mahugh announced during his session the new Open XML Object Model and Brian Jones has a must see post in his blog. The Open XML object model encapsulates many common tasks that developers perform on Open XML packages, so you can perform complex operations with just a…


Announcing the Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map built with WPF

You never know what surprises each day will bring to you. Two days ago I didn’t know today was the day when we were finally sharing with the world our new learning tool for Office developers: The Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map. It all started with a nice drawing in a blackboard. Next it became a poster….


InfoPath 2007 training labs + Office 2007 PIA

I love training labs because they are always great walkthroughs that show you how to get started with new features. Today I can share with you some labs that are available online.     The InfoPath team and Mark Roberts from my group worked on authoring and publishing a new set of InfoPath 2007 labs and all…


New SQL Server 2005 Data Mining Add-ins for Office 2007

I love tools that help integrate data from SQL Server with Office programs. I just learned about a new one via JamieMac’s WebLog…   Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office 2007 (Data Mining Add-ins) allow you take advantage of SQL Server 2005 predictive analytics in Office Excel 2007 and Office Visio 2007. The download…


The redesigned Office Online site is live!

This is an absolute MUST SEE. You should visit the new redesigned Office Online site! The site has a new information architecture and a very cool Ribbon-like UI. It also provides personalization and tons of how-to topics to help you work with all Office versions. I love their tabs! Congrats to the Office Online team, the…

Want a video blog?

Videos are great eye candy for Web sites and blogs are the latest .com most popular content. So now imagine having them together. According to WIKIPEDIA, a blog that includes video is better known as Vlog and vlogging is the latest trend in blogging. The reason is simple: a lot of people love videos. It’s…