FedEx QuickShip Revisited

Jon Box has short post today talking about our partnership with FedEx a while back to help them build and launch their FedEx QuickShip service.  The formal launch was on stage with Bill Gates at the Office Developers Conference – exciting times!  I think FedEx has been pretty pleased with the reception of FedEx QuickShip…

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Out Of The Box : Scared of the Office Ribbon?

Jon Box has produced another interesting post — this time on the Office Ribbon (aka the Fluent UI).  In particular, he points out a cool add-in from Office Labs that called "Search Commands" that will help you find your favorite commands in the new UI.  People are different, and like a lot of other things,…

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Brian Jones: Open XML Formats

In case you missed it, ISO has approved Open XML as a standard.  Brian Jones has more here.   What does this mean?  Well, among other things it means that the next version of Office ("Office 14" is the inspiring code name) will use an ISO standard as it’s native file format.  And going forward, the…

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The point of ISO standardization of Office file formats...

Most of the debate around ISO standardization of Open Office XML file formats — the native file format of Office 2007 — is terribly acrimonious and FUD-filled.  For a different and interesting take on the debate, see here.  Why interesting?  The blog makes argues that the point of of ISO standardization is to actually take…

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BillG Keynote at ODC -- see the video and screenshots from the FedEx demo

If you weren’t at ODC live to see BillG’s keynote, you can see the video here.  [Note: updated link so it works again.] Also, FedEx showed a number of cool things during BillG’s keynote at ODC today. The demo was really packed, so there wasn’t a lot of time for to really dwell on /…

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FedEx joins BillG on stage at ODC 2008 to announce FedEx QuickShip, and show off Office as a platform, S+S

(Update 1:41pm PST: See screenshots and video here!) I’m at the Office Developers Conference 2008 this week, and BillG is  on stage doing Q&A, having just finished the keynote.  A number of the highlights involved FedEx.  In fact, FedEx SVP David Zanca joined BillG on stage and announced the public launch of FedEx QuickShip.  FedEx…

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