Dallas Cowboy letter proved fake by calibri

Check out the story here about a Lucille Hester who was accused of fraud after reading out her half brother’s supposed posthumous letter.  The letter said to be written by football star and former olympic sprinter, Bob Hayes, was read out on national TV.  Later it was shown to be using calibri – a font…

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Snow can’t stop Unified Comms

OMG apparently there are reports of frozen water falling FROM THE SKY!! and landing ON THE GROUND!!  London and Reading declare state of emergency, cancel all buses and trains.  Nobody can get into work today so meetings start to get cancelled due to the weather… and then… the penny drops… don’t we have this amazing…

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How to stop blogging and how to start again

I started the OfficeRocker blog to share our news as we built up to the launch of Office 2007.  I’ve tried to add perspective to any news I relay and stay true to this theme on the whole.  It has been amazing how well it took off too.  Last summer I did kind of just…

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The difference between Vista and Office

One of the challenges in retail is when customers buy a PC with Windows on it and think they also have Microsoft Office.  They get home all excited to write their first letter on Word and find to their dismay that it isn’t installed.  From their point of view, they bought a PC with Microsoft…

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Office Live Small Business has >1M subscribers

Following on from my Office Live demo at the NCVO event, Tim Kimber sent me this today which is worth sharing I thought:   Microsoft Office Live Small Business has reached a pivotal milestone: In less than two years since its November 2006 commercial debut, the online service that helps entrepreneurs take, promote and manage…

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Officelive for charities

Last Tuesday I was running a workshop at the joint Microsoft and NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) on "getting the most from online communities". Mainly I wanted to show people what can be done either free of charge or for very little money using the latest offerings from OfficeLive. See my interview with Tim…

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Microsoft Store launches in the UK

  The Microsoft Store launches today.  This is limited to the UK and Germany – not even the US have this yet. Have a look at http://www.microsoftstore.co.uk This is the first time Microsoft has made our products available to the customer to buy online direct from us. This is quite a radical move that allows…

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Microsoft support for ISO Open XML

seems to be a good deal of chatter recently about our support for the modified version of Open XML that resulted from the rigorous ratification process.  The best summary of the story I found is over on Oliver Bell’s blog here so I won’t retype it here. I guess people do just expect Microsoft to…

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Officelabs and the search tab for Office 2007

Every day on the blogsphere (I hate that word) I see one topic of discussion come up a lot.  I have talked about it often too – how to make the transition to the new UI.  There is good debate to be had about why we needed to make this switch from the traditional menus…

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last few days for university students and staff to get Office Ultimate 2007 for £38.95

In case you missed the nearly unbelievable promotion we have running for uni students and teachers at www.theultimatesteal.co.uk you only have till Weds night this week to take advantage of it before it closes.  If you are a student, tell your friends, this is a great offer.  Some people got worried about whether this was…

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