My Open XML Talk at Mindjet


As many of you might know, before I joined Microsoft this past Spring, I worked for Mindjet as an technical evangelist (one of my many titles) where I demonstrated the power of the MindManager Solution Platform through the Mindjet Labs.  One of the coolest demonstrations that I built (with the help of Vivek Vishist, a star solutions engineer) was an integration with Microsoft Office Word 2007.    This took advantage of Word 2007’s Open XML file format and ribbon user interface to demonstrate a high-fidelity round-trip business scenario that wasn’t possible with previous versions of Word.  I have talked about it many times, both when I was at Mindjet and now that I’m at Microsoft.  I think it’s a great demo and really shows the power of MindManager and Word 2007 working together; I love showing it off! 

The latest time where I presented the solution was at an Open XML workshop that was hosted by Mindjet in San Francisco.  Microsoft got a full camera crew there to film the workshop and I was able to talk about it at length (about 13 minutes).  It might be a bit hard to follow – I jump around way too much – but take a look tell me what you think.

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Comments (3)

  1. Michael

    Thank you for publishing this (and Google for alerting me). The video greatly increased my understanding of this development. I have already emailed to an independent Microsoft developer friend as further encouragement to start exploiting the XML nature of MindManager and linking it to other applications and the web.

  2. mscherotter says:

    Andrew,

    Here are some great starting points:

       http://programmableweb.com/

       http://dev.live.com/

       http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms406049.aspx

    Michael