Another Win Office Blogger

The list of Win Office 12 bloggers is growing. The latest addition is Will Kennedy, who is the general manager of the Outlook team. Will’s a former Word developer. Before that, Will was an intern on the Mac Word 5.0 project. Back in those days, we would occasionally “name” some of our testing releases–an effect…

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Dave Luebbert on Channel 9

What was the Ray Gram Memorial Feature that shipped in Apple’s System 7? Who invented the combo box (drop-down edit control)? What was the real downfall of WordPerfect? What was the project code name for Mac Word 5.0, and why? You’ll find answers to these questions and more in this Channel 9 interview of Dave…

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Veteran’s Day and Poppies

November 11 is my birthday. As a kid, I used to think it was cool that people would put flags out on my birthday. In that self-centered, woefully uninformed, way that kids view the world, I’d mistakenly thought people were putting them out for me. By the time I was six or seven, though, I…

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New Mac BU Blogger

We have a new Mac BU blogger this month. Nadyne is a usability engineer who works down in the Silicon Valley Campus (affectionately known as “SVC”). Nadyne’s latest gives a nice rundown of some recent Apple news. Stop by, and say, “Hi.” Though I can’t say that using my name will get you any special…

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Hitting the Office Links

No, I’m not talking about a swing around the wing. Over the past several weeks, a handful of Office 12 related blogs have started up. While these are dedicated to the work that’s happening in Windows Office, I expect quite a few people who read my blog will be interested in at least some of…

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Abriendo Puertas con XML

When Win Office 2003 shipped, there was a great deal of debate as to the “openness” of Microsoft’s use of XML. The debate resurfaced with the announcement of the new Office 12 XML-based file formats, and it’s been further brought to the fore in recent days with Massachusetts’ recent decision regarding the adoption of “open”…

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The MVP’s are Coming!

And some are already here. Microsoft’s global summit of Most Valued Professionals is this week. The official kick-off is tomorrow, and ends on Saturday. Scoble says he’s looking forward to seeing what the MVPs learn from us, but I get excited about what I’m going to learn from the MVPs. I’m not exaggerating when I…

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Sometimes I Feel…

I have a sick sense of humor. Ed Fries told me that. It’s out in left field and loaded with various inside jokes. Half the fun is seeing how many people get the joke. One of the ways I’ve done this is through the “Currently Playing in iTunes” feature of NetNewsWire. At times it’s been…

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Goin’ Down to Rosedale

I was all set to post an article about Mac BU’s place in Microsoft’s recent reorg, when John Welch at bynkii.com posted this. I appreciate John’s advocacy on behalf of Mac BU. His heart’s always been in the right place. Unfortunately, John’s understanding of some of the underlying facts of Mac BU’s life results in…

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KatrinaSafe–the Entourage Connection

Dan Manrique tells part of the story of katrinasafe.com, with more to come. I thought you might like to know that Rebecca Harris is currently a tester in Mac BU. Gil Gordon, Steve Friesen and Omar Shahine are former Mac BU people who’ve moved to hotmail. In any crisis situation, there is a need and…

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