Here’s to the Crazy Ones

As many of you know, MacBU celebrated our own 10 year anniversary earlier this year. As you may also be aware, we’re also celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Apple “Think Different” advertising campaign which debuted September 28, 1997. You know when you’ve stumbled into MacBU territory at Microsoft because of all the Think…

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Microsoft at Apple Expo: It’s not all about Office!

So, my last post was in French… If you are wondering here’s what it was all about! One thing different about the Microsoft stand at Apple Expo is that it is not all about Office! We look at what the Mac community is interested in and organize some presentations around these.For example, this year we have…

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Microsoft à Apple Expo: Pas seulement à propos d’Office

Ce que j’aime bien sur le stand de Microsoft à Apple Expo, c’est que ce n’est pas seulement à propos d’Office! Nous invitons différents intervenants pour montrer comment ils utilisent les différentes technologies de Microsoft ou encore pour discuter de sujets intéressant les utilisateurs Mac.À l’affiche cette année sur le stand:-    Xbox 360 (les utilisateurs…

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OfficeArt Unleashed

You’ve been reading about our goal to make great looking documents easier in Office 2008, and this includes the document graphics you use to express ideas and emotions. The Art of Office is a reminder that picture formatting and drawing tools are well-established in the Office suite, but Office 2008 takes this to a new…

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“Velkommen, Tervetuloa, Velkommen” and “Bienvenue à Paris”

So the cat is out of the bag! This morning, as the doors to Apple Expo opened, we officially announced the availability of Office 2008 worldwide from January 15 (dates will vary by markets). As part of the announcement, we also announced a new “Nordic Pack” that will include localized version of Danish, Finnish and…

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Hello from Paris Expo!

Amanda Lefebvre and I are here at Paris Expo – we’re just ready to go over to the show floor now for the first time,and today we’ll be talking to folks from Macworld UK, MacUser, MacFormat, ZDNet France and some other French outlets too, not to mention lots of customers.! Nous ne parlons pas beaucoup…

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Welcome to the New Office 2008 User Experience

With each release of Office we are offered the opportunity to introduce feature improvements and exciting new innovations.  One area that I am really excited about is our next generation Office 2008 User Experience.  For those already familiar with existing Office for Mac, you will find yourself at home — you will still find the…

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evolution at work

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines evolution as ‘a process of change in a certain direction’. Software evolves, too. You can see some of the evolution of software when you compare one release of software to the next. The software that you see in the wild is the product of a series of evolutionary steps that are…

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Office 2008 Enterprise series: Office 2008 Deployment

Installation is something that the average user doesn’t have to spend too much time thinking about. They pop in the cd/dvd, go through a few screens (most often just clicking the continue button without making any changes) and more often than not things go pretty smoothly.  However, for IT admins, installation can be a very…

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Office 2008 Enterprise Series: OOF Coming to Entourage

I travel a lot. I’m in and out of our Seattle and Mountain View offices on a regular basis and spend way too much time sitting on the airplane. One of the most frustrating things about using Entourage 2004 is that every time I travel, I have no easy way to indicate to folks e-mailing…

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