20 years of Rick!

Today is an auspicious day, for it is Rick Schaut’s 20th anniversary with Microsoft.  He’s been working on Word:Mac the whole time (well, we might occasionally let him look at some code that’s shared across Office:Mac).   Rick, you’re one of my favourite people here in MacBU, and I can’t tell you how much I…

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Office:Mac 2011 preview on CNet

The folks over at CNet have a video giving you a quick preview of Office:Mac 2011.  Check it out!

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Q&A: What do you think about Office:Mac 2011 being 32-bit?

Via email, I was asked: What are your thoughts about Office 2011 being 32 bit instead of 64 bit? As we announced last week during WWDC, we’re drinking the Cocoa and moving our world in that direction.  Moving to Cocoa is a huge undertaking.  Outlook:Mac is Cocoa, and new features in the rest of the applications…

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Outlook:Mac usability study in Mountain View, California

Are you in the San Francisco Bay Area, available during the week of June 21, and want to help us determine the future of Outlook:Mac?  My team is conducting a usability study for Outlook:Mac.  I need people who meet the following criteria: You use a Mac at work, and your Mac is your primary work…


Q&A: Should I get Office:Mac now or later?

I noticed this question on the Office:Mac forum: My daughter is headed to college this fall. I just got her a Mac because the college she is going to is a Mac campus…that is all they use. I would like to get her the Office 2011 for the Mac. I understand that the release date…


Office:Mac updates today: Office 2008 12.2.5, Office 2004 11.5.9

Update Tuesday is here! Office:Mac 2008 12.2.5 has some security updates, as well as an improvement to the custom dictionary.  Full details are in the 12.2.5 knowledge base article.  This is a roll-up update: if you’re currently on 12.1.0 or later, you can just install this update and not go through all of the previous…

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looking for blog feedback

Hmmm, the move to the new blog has thrown me off more than I thought. I’m working through issues with the new platform to make things here better.  As I’m working through things, what have you noticed about this new blog that you’d like me to fix? Top of my list is getting back to…

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