Blogcast: Intro to the Office 12 user interface


Sometimes its better to show than to tell so I thought I’d have a go at recording one of my demos of the new user interface in Office 12.  It is recorded with only 16 colours so it will look a lot nicer in real life.  I’m attaching the spreadsheet that I used in the excel 12 demo in case you have beta 1 and fancy doing this demo yourself.
I think the sound went a bit dodgy in the word section for a few seconds but it recovers.  If people like the idea, I’ll look at doing more of these so let me know.


 

http://darren.sts.winisp.net/officerocker/blog/UI%20demo%20blogcast.wmv

Comments (8)

  1. Brad Corbin says:

    Very nice demonstration.

    Because of the low encoding bitrate, the audio is a bit fuzzy at times. Or maybe its just your British accent 🙂

  2. Ben Kirk says:

    I really enjoyed that blogcast. I’ve been an avid follower of Jensen Harris’ blog for a while now, but to see all those new interface features in action is great. For anyone who’s not a Beta1 tester, it’s the closest they’ll get to seeing the real thing for a while.

    As an IT trainer, I have a professional interest as well as a personal interest in the new Office suite. I can see us doing a very large number of "upgrade" courses come 2007.

    I have to agree with Brad though, the quality of the sound meant I missed about 70% of what you said. Better sound and visual quality would be preferable, for any future blogcasts you do. We won’t mind the increased download time.

  3. Simona says:

    Fantastically useful – thanks!  🙂  Bearing in mind the compression that must have gone on to squeeze this 17 minute demo into 9MB I think the sound and visual is great.

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