On Word & Outlook 2007…

In past versions, Outlook actually used two rendering engines – IE’s for reading content, and Word for editing when you were composing messages. What this meant was that if you were replying or forwarding HTML emails, previous versions of Outlook would first use IE’s rendering engine to view it, then would have to switch over…

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new blog from the Vista Shell team

The Windows Shell Team has a new blog entitled “Shell Revealed”. From the site… Welcome to shell:revealed, the home of the Windows Client team. We’re the folks that build the core user interface for Windows and we love every minute of it! shell:revealed isn’t about Windows Vista, it’s about Windows. Many of the people on…

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RSS in Outlook – upgrading from Beta 2 to B2TR

With the Office Beta 2 Technical Refresh now live on the web, I wanted to take a few minutes and talk about the best way to get your RSS feeds up and running after you upgrade. The B2TR installation is actually a patch that installs on top of the original Beta 2 and makes upgrading…

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IWCenter podast

About two weeks I did a great interview with Shawn Murrary for his podcast on the IWCenter.  Shawn’s site is a fantastic source of information on Office 2007 and how many of the new features across all of the products will change the way information worker go about their day.  My direct podcast is located here, and Shawn keeps a repository of all…

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Paul Thurrott review of Office B2TR

Another great review by Paul Thurrott over on the Windows SuperSite:  http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/office2007_beta2_tr.asp.  He’s got some great information on Outlook and talks specifically about the new Instant Search functionality. 

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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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so it begins…

9:36am, just ran into Hans (former Outlook PM now Walter Cronkite apprentice) and am sitting in the main room of the conference.  We’ve got a Windows Live booth outside of the conference room that’s got a few Vista demo machines and it’s also where Joe and I will be demoing Outlook and Word 2007.  Check it…

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Gnomedex 6.0 baby!

Gnomedex 6.0 starts tonight!  Last year was a blast and I’m looking forward to attending this weekend.  I’ll be there with a bunch of other folks from Microsoft representing Office, XBox, Windows Live, Vista, and a bunch of other teams.  We’ll have a little lounge area set up where you can come by, chat with…

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Ready, Set, Publish! Internet Calendaring in Outlook 2007

Internet Calendar Publishing in Outlook 2007 I talked about Internet Calendar Subscriptions in Outlook 2007 in an earlier post. I would now like to talk a bit about actually publishing Internet Calendars. Internet Calendar Publishing in Outlook gives users the ability to publish personally-created Outlook calendars on the Internet, and start sharing them with others….

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Internet Calendaring: Q&A time…

There were some great questions in the comments to my previous post about Internet Calendar Subscriptions in Outlook 2007. I wanted to answer those before I go on to talk about Internet Calendar Publishing in Outlook 2007. – Can “However, the downloaded calendar will not be updated automatically when the original calendar is changed.” So…

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