Paul Thurrott’s Review of Office 2007 Beta 2

Paul wrote a great review of Office 2007 Beta 2 at his Windows Supersite. The second part of the article focuses in on Outlook 2007, and I’ll quote directly from the site as Paul talks about some of the features that are near and dear to my heart… Instant Search “In my Word 2007 Beta…

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Top 10 Ways to Motivate a Geek

I couldn’t resist posting about this article. It’s a decent read and highlights some of the issues I see affecting us here at Microsoft every day. It’s my first visit to the Retrospector’s blog and I’ve already subscribed; another good read is the linked article on “how to become an early riser.” I get chided…

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FeedBurner acquires blog analytics firm

CNET has an article about how syndication firm FeedBurner has acquired blog analytics firm BlogBeat.net in a move designed to give FeedBurner customers more insight into what types of headlines and articles its users are viewing and interacting with. Server-side and client-side analytics are becoming increasingly more important as content producers aim to make their…

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another convert…

Robert and I had a great discussion the other day about how RSS Feeds and their related information are roamed through Exchange when using Outlook 2007 as your aggregator of choice.  He’s posted about it here. Thanks for the great feedback Robert!

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iJacking

Yahoo News wrote this morning about how Sperling’s Best Places rates Seattle #2 in the top ten worst cities for identify theft. Great. TEN MOST RISKY CITIES 1) San Francisco 2) Seattle 3) Denver 4) San Jose 5) San Diego 6) Atlanta 7) Salt Lake City 8) Las Vegas 9) Sacramento 10) Phoenix   TEN…

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neophilia

As reported on Slashdot this morning, apparently there is a medical reason for the fact that I can’t get enough of the latest gadgets as they hit the market. Finally a reason exists to justify to my parents why I needed every single toy, electronic device, and video game when I was growing up the…

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Dupes part deux

There’s been some conversations going on about how Outlook is handling duplicate RSS items and what that means for bloggers. Sorry for the confusion – what we’ve done in Outlook 2007 recently around duplicates is to reduce the erroneous amount that occur because of the incorrect way that we interpret changes in the XML, along…

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Re-inventing the mail client

Gabor has a great blog post on how researchers are changing the ways we should approach information overload in our mail clients. He cites Outlook as a specific example of the ‘old’ three-pane view and discuss three new areas that researchers are focused on: task-based mail organization, smart organization structures, and contact maps. Task-based mail…

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Microsoft’s iPod killer

Ah, the beauty of competition. The term ‘open secret’ has been used several times in reference to the rumors of Microsoft creating our own version of a portable media player with all sorts of WiFi and Live connectivity goodness. The most interesting part: To attract current iPod users Microsoft is going to let you download…

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Dupes be gone!

Duplicate items are an RSS aggregator’s worst enemy, and many of the dedicated folks who are using Outlook 2007 Beta 2 know we did not do a great job in that build of handling the many ways that dupes can occur. Since the Beta 2 build we’ve made numerous improvements to the RSS architecture around…

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