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.