Office 2008 for Mac: BFD!

BFD! Big Friday Deals. Best Friday Destinations. The mall, online – wherever I can find them, I love a bargain. And there is no better bargain-hunting day than Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. En masse, we will drag our L-tryptophan dosed selves off of our couches and into the crowds in search of the…

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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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Converters Coming! Free and (Fairly) Fast.

There’s been some pretty alarmist news stories this morning (apcstart.com; CrunchGear) about file format converters and Office for Mac. Because some of these stories seem designed more to inflame than inform, I want to reiterate our previously reported intention to provide free converters, clarify our timing for their release, and also give some direction on…

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MacBOO to you! Happy Halloween and TidBITs Treats!

Today kicks off our official sponsorship of TidBITS, and it’s a real Halloween treat for us to work with this legendary online newsletter (sixteen years and counting) and the amazing Adam and Tonya Engst. We’ve been talking to them a bunch since Macworld last year about how we should do something together – ever since another…

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Office Delay? Ya Don’t Say.

No, seriously, you don’t say (or shouldn’t), because it isn’t true. Over the last few days, some Mac sites have been reporting that the Universal Binary version of Office for Mac (officially unnamed, but currently code-named Office 12) has been delayed, but there is no delay or deviation from our development schedule. We’re hitting our…

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Are You an Office Original?

We have a section on our Mactopia website called “Office Originals” all about the cool, fun, inspiring, amazing things people do with Office for Mac, and meeting Originals is one of the best parts of my job. I can wax pretty poetic about Office myself (and brother, don’t ask me about Garage Band, unless you…

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Blog Baby On Board

Warning: I’m a newbie. Potentially, a blogger in a china shop. I’ve been reading blogs – lots of them – for a long time (two of my favorites are Seth Godin and Merlin Mann; both have made me better at what I do and helped me to have more fun doing it.) I’ve believed wholeheartedly…

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