Book Review: Using Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

Title:  Using Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Author: Patricia DiGiacomo Publisher: Que publishing Size: 998 pages Price: £19.13 (Amazon) OfficeRocker rating: 8/10 Who is it aimed at? The book is a very thorough reference guide to everything in Outlook 2007.  It is pitched at an intermediate, computer-savvy  level but it is easy to understand.  I’m not…

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Barcelona – traveling with Vista and Office

T-15 days to launch I’m at IT Forum in Barcelona speaking to press for a few days which is fun.  The wireless network is good and what with the incredible battery life on my HP, I am experiencing a different level of mobility. Some nice features of Outlook which help: As I’m an hour ahead…

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Job’s a good ‘un: Office RTMs, Outlook adds SMS integration

Like a proud parent, I can say with relief that the 2007 Microsoft Office system has been released to manufacturer, meaning it is now complete. We’ve confirmed our joint launch (with Vista and Exchange) on the 30th November.  I’ve been running the RTM build for a few days now and it is absolutely solid.  Interestingly,…

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New Office Online launches

We’ve launched the new version of the Office Online site at office.microsoft.com. It has a more “ribbony” feel to it which is nice and it feels very clean and easy to navigate. You can personalise it so that products that you are more interested in are highlighted and content more relevant to your role comes…

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When shall we three meet again?

Back from holiday (gratuitous picture right), rested and recharged (allbeit with an airplane cold).  I should point out to all those who were worried by me showing a bluescreen on the last post that it actually took us about a month to engineer that picture which is probably why Mark looks so inanely happy about…


First Look: 2007 Microsoft Office system

I’ve decided to create a new book review category and tell you what I think of the new books.  As I’m given books to review by publishers, I’ll write a review. Title: First Look at 2007 Microsoft Office system.  Author: Katherine Murray Publisher: MS Press Price: £9.89 What does it cover and who is it for?…

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Offline document editing in Outlook 2007

In response to question from Swabes I tested out what happens if you change a document in a “SharePoint Lists” folder.  The steps as demo’d in the blogcast are go to the document library in SharePoint and select the “connect to Outlook” option under actions: this creates the offline folder in Outlook and downloads the…


Blogcast: Outlook 2007 (14mins)

In this blogcast I demo some of the new features of Outlook 2007.  In particular I look at how it can consume RSS feeds and show off some of the great integration with SharePoint Server 2007 as well.  Also have a look at the OneNote 2007 blogcast which shows further Outlook integration. If you watch…

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Blogcast: OneNote 2007

I’ve been meaning to record a OneNote 2007 demo for a while so here it is.  OneNote 2007 is a very important application now in Office.  You will see it is included in both the Home and Student Edition and in the Enterprise Edition.  It really is a very sophisticated product with superb integration with…

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