In Office Web Application video, Jon Box gets a mention

In a recent video interview of Chris Bryant on Channel 9, he was showing off his new baby, the Office Web application Technical Preview. Around the 3:30 minute mark, some of my recent uploads to my SkyDrive happen to be timed correctly to get me a mention in the video. Even besides that, this is…

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Inside FedEx QuickShip

About 18 months ago, FedEx stood onstage with Bill Gates, as they launched FedEx QuickShip. John Mullinax (DPE), Chris Bryant (Microsft GPM, Office), and I teamed up on the evangelism effort, with help from a lot of folks – including some great people at FedEx. FedEx QuickShip is a Outlook 2003/2007 add-on that allows a…

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Interesting Findings and Good BBQ

New Windows Blog Just found a new blog that looks interesting since it’s about Windows "7". It’s called Engineering Windows 7. Office Labs At It Again I’ve mentioned before that Office Labs has some cool projects in the Search Commands and Community Clips. Now there are new prototype projects. Check out: pptPlex – a new…

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Announcing: Microsoft Equipt

Didn’t see this one coming, but I think it’s interesting. It’s a $70 annual subscription for Office Home and Student + Windows Live OneCare + Windows Live tools, and can be installed on 3 machines at home. Microsoft Equipt is $69.99 (U.S.) estimated retail price for a one-year renewable subscription. Each subscription will be good…

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My Next Few Weeks

They are going to be some busy ones – but I’m looking forward to them. Metro Mobility Hands-On Lab in Memphis – May 13-15. A 3 day event where we cover the fundamentals of building applications on Windows Mobile. We have a couple of seats left. Contact me directly if you’re interested, and please have…

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Open XML Explained - in paper or digital form

If you haven’t heard, Open XML has created a lot of buzz on it way to becoming a standard. Back at ODC, I was able to bring back a couple of copies of Open XML Explained, a book talking about the specifications (written by Wouter van Vugt). You can hit the link above to download…

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Scared of the Office Ribbon?

I don’t understand this phenomenon myself, but I hear people bring it up. "Office 2007 is so different looking", or "I can’t find my old commands." I’ll keep my inside voice quiet here, but let’s just say that I don’t connect with this perception. The new Ribbon (i.e. fluent UI) is cool, and is a…

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OBA Resources

In case you haven’t heard, Office Business Applications or OBA’s are a hot trend. John and I have blogged about FedEx Quickship and the related activities at ODC2008, but our teammates are telling us about other customer innovations all around the world. Let me point out some resources in case you want to know more….

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What To Make from the ODC Keynote

Today is a culmination of some hard work done across a team of FedEx, Microsoft, and Interknowlogy folks. During the Bill Gates keynote at ODC this morning, David Zanka (SVP, E-commerce, FedEx) announced QuickShip and some other possible FedEx direction. I’ll note a few below and also point out how FedEx is leading in several…

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SharePoint Advanced Bootcamp in Memphis, FEB 18-22

I’m proud to announce that if you tell them that I referred you via this blog, they will give you a $600 discount on this 5 day real bootcamp. Feb. 18-22, 2008 (5-day ILT course with extended labs) Price: $2,995 Location: New Horizons Memphis 4775 American Way Memphis, TN 38118 Course Description: This 5-day course…

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