Email is now off

I’m now on a new project, so for the time being I’m turning off the ability to contact me via this blog. If you have a question about Word, then please proceed to the official Word team blog and contact them.

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New Word Team Blog

We’ve set up a new Word team blog. If you are interested in all things Word, then this will be the place to hang out. Our PMs have some great posts and cool video demos waiting for you. Please check it out. And for those of you who are wondering if I’ll ever turn in…

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Help Microsoft Office 2007 ship a better product

The Microsoft Word team needs your help! As many of you know, we have changed the look of the default document in Microsoft Word 2007. Today we are interested in collecting insight and perceptions of the new default fonts in Word. Please take our survey, it won’t take more than 5 minutes to complete. Only…

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Academic features: citation & bibliography tools

Jennifer Michelstein is a program manager on the Microsoft Office Word team who focuses on academic features. She came to Microsoft after receiving a degree in Electrical Engineering from Yale University. I joined the Word team immediately after graduating from college. At the time, we were early in the planning phases of Office 2007, and…

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Gnomedex day 2

Day 2 seems to be off to a better start than yesterday. Dave Winer talked a little about how users (I hate that term) design successful technology. Nothing astounding, but Dave was hopeful and encouraging. This was unlike Marc Canter and Steve Gillmor yesterday who came off as bitter and angry. I like hopeful ex-hippies…

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Dave Dederer on stage

You know it is a strange conference when Dave Dederer, non-touring member of Presidents of the United States of America, is on stage just before Senator John Edwards. Dave is talking about how he’s no longer in the music business but is now in the ecommerce business. Interesting ideas: Most artist are in the business…

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Werner Vogels: Network Neutrality

Werner Vogels is the CTO for Amazon.com. This session is quite interesting. My favorite bit was the following statement (not word for word): There is no network neutrality now. The goal is network neutrality. Many use the term network neutrality when they are really talking about opposing “network discrimination”.

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Senator John Edwards

Chris introduced John Edwards by begging the audience to be nice. This could be interesting. The Senator says he came to listen, not to make a speech. So, Marc Canter is taking him up on it. Marc is very focused on cojones today. Marc described himself as a 3rd generation “red diaper” baby (meaning he,…

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Dave Dederer on stage

You know it is a strange conference when Dave Dederer, non-touring member of Presidents of the United States of America, is on stage just before Senator John Edwards. Dave is talking about how he’s no longer in the music business but is now in the ecommerce business. Interesting ideas: Most artist are in the business…

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Gnomedex 6.0

Attending Gnomedex for the second year in a row. Guess that really labels me as a geek.

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