Macworld Expo has new dates

This morning, IDG announced that Macworld Expo is moving to February in 2010. Personally, I love this announcement. According to the article, one of the main reasons that the date was moved was because “the old January date posed logistic hurdles for developers, who found themselves rushing over the holidays to complete code, ship products…

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Q&A: What mouse were you using on the demo machines in the Office:Mac booth?

In the weeks before Macworld Expo, it’s pretty easy to guess what the majority of the questions are going to be in the booth. Last year, since it was our launch year, 90% of the questions asked “when is it available?” and “where can I get it?” Prep was easy. This year, we knew that…

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reflections on Macworld Expo 2009 (part two)

Working in the Office 2008 booth this year felt different than the past. That seems like it’s a function of where we are in our release cycle. Last year, since we had just launched our product, I could have simply printed up a sign and taken care of 90% of the questions that I got:…

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reflections on Macworld Expo 2009 (part one)

Compared to some, I’m a noob when it comes to MWSF.  My first was 2006, the year that the first Intel Macs were announced for consumers to purchase.  Most people seem to think of MWSF as being comprised solely of the show floor, where vendors (including the small company that I work for) show off…

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top Entourage questions at Macworld Expo today

Today, I worked in the Office 2008 booth at Macworld Expo. My day was spent answering questions about Entourage. For those of you who aren’t here at MWSF, I bring you the top questions that I answered today. What’s this about Entourage? Later this month, we’re releasing a public beta of the next version of…

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Macworld Expo tips

Just a handful of tips to make your Macworld Expo experience all that much nicer … San Francisco should never be called “San Fran” or, worse, “Frisco” (our own Emperor Norton, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico, even fined those who were “heard to utter the abominable word”). Doing so immediately identifies…

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Steve’s not gonna be there, but I will

Yesterday afternoon, I was working at home, digging through my email and trying to let my background process work on my MWSF presentation. Suddenly, Twitter and my RSS feeds exploded with the news that there’s no Stevenote this year, and Apple won’t be at MWSF2010 (and the subsequent news that Apple cancelled Christmas too). Well,…

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my super-duper PowerPoint 2008 demo

I spent this morning in the Office 2008 booth again, this time giving one-on-one demos of the new features. It was pretty fun. My demo station was right next to the Apple booth, right below one of their big MacBook Air banners, which inspired me as I was demoing Office 2008. In PowerPoint, as I…

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today’s top five questions in the Office 2008 booth

This afternoon, I worked in the main Office 2008 booth, answering questions. Based on my own (exceptionally faulty) memory, here are the top five questions and their attendant answers. When is Office 2008 coming out? It hit the streets in North America on Tuesday, 15 January 2008. Where can I get Office 2008 on the…

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Nadyne @ MWSF 2008

I forgot to post my MWSF schedule! Oops. Feel free to swing by the booth and say hi! Monday: User Group wine and cheese reception; MacManagers at the Beale Street Bar and Grill; Ars Technica MWSF party. Tuesday: Stevenote; hanging out in the blogger lounge; MacBlast Wednesday: in the MacBU booth from 2pm-6pm Thursday: in…

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