RTF or WordProcessingML and Office Solutions continued!

I am glad so many people have chimed in on the topic of RTF or XML, and more specifically the markup in Microsoft Word called WordProcessingML (WordML for short). If you want to catch up on the total thread, click here for my original post. My last post was picked up by Mr. Bad Example…

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RTF or WordML for Office solutions?

I thank Gabe for posting this question: If you are not converting, why not just generate an RTF file? Let me put it another way: which is better, RTF or XML? I think it’s pretty clear that XML is the winner, and it has the most mind-share. By using XML, the same document created on…

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Follow-up: Microsoft Office 2003 and Server-Side

Somone posted feedback to my last post saying that I had offered little thought or direction. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I suppose. In any case, I agree that more information is needed, and my original post was really just to jot a few thoughts. Here’s more about what I mean with…

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Microsoft Office 2003 and Server-based Solutions

As I was coming into work today, I was thinking about the kinds of solutions I have created or seen created with an Office aspect to them. I could think of only a handlful that did not have a server-side element to them. I look at the kinds of questions that come through my inbox…

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Set the Microsoft Office Username to the Windows Networking Username

I was going through my inbox looking for messages that I have not properly handled. Regretfully, I overlooked this gem from one of the best IT minds I ever encountered in my years as a consultant, Mike Meinz. I met Mike when I worked at General Mills, which is a truly great place. This logon…

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Microsoft Office 2003 Research Services and the RSDE

The Research Services Development Extras are a gift that just keeps on giving. In writing an article for an up-coming issue of MSDN magazine I wanted to call attention to the RSDE. I think the Research Service task pane is one of several key reasons why people should upgrade to Office 2003. The built-in providers…

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ActiveWords and Microsoft Office

I met with Buzz Bruggeman, evangelist extraordinaire for ActiveWords this morning. (I knew we would hit it off when I told him I wanted to meet at 7am!) I have a few thoughts about ActiveWords. I have mentioned before that I know this product saves me time. If you use Microsoft Office, you will find…

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Architectural Overview of Windows SharePoint Services

The managed object model for WSS (Windows SharePoint Services) is one of the great advances made in the release for Windows Server 2003. I am actually using it for an article I am authoring for MSDN magazine. One of my colleagues here, Les Smith, authored a very good article explaining the architecture of WSS, and…

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