Not long until Tech Ed Australia 2009

Tech Ed Australia 2009 is on next week on the Gold Coast.  This year we have some exciting things planned which all start with every attendee receiving a free HP Mini 2140 Netbook – pre loaded with Windows 7 RTM, Office 2010 and a host of other goodies. Lee Hickin and I will be presenting…


Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview announced at Tech Ed North America 2009

Tech Ed North America 2009 kicked off today, where Microsoft extended its first invitations into the Office 2010 Technical Preview and demoed Office 2010 onstage at the first major event since PDC. Registrations began for the Office 2010 Technical Preview program.  Attendees will get the first opportunity to opt-in at Teched to the invitation-only Office…


Customising the Document Information Panel in Office

The Document Information Panel is a feature of Microsoft Office 2007 Word, Microsoft Office Excel 2007 and Microsoft Office PowerPoint.  This feature is designed to allow users to enter information about the document they are working in.  This information can then be used as live fields throughout the document and can even be delivered and…


Save As DAISY XML add-in for Microsoft Word

As mentioned on Mark Harrison’s blog; Microsoft in conjunction with Sonata Software and the Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) Consortium has released a software add-in to help those who have difficulty reading printed documents to turn Word documents into audio files. The "Save as DAISY XML" add-in makes it easier to create audio books from…


I’m presenting at Best Practices in Information Worker / Office evening in Redmond

I have been invited to present a solution I helped implement last year, while working at Strategic Data Management, to the greater Microsoft Worldwide Technical Specialist community, while I am at Redmond next week.  The solution was for South East Water in Victoria.  This is a great opportunity to showcase a solution that cover a…


Interesting facts and information about SP1

The following information has provided to me by Reed Shaffner, Product Manager for Enterprise. Some interesting facts There are roughly 2500 fixes in SP1. This is an average size for a service pack, but the issues fixed are very important to our customers. Almost 20% of those fixes are direct result of customer requests. Over…


Most recent document sidebar gadget

I was looking through the Vista sidebar gadgets on live gallery and found this excellent gadget "Microsoft Office 2007 Recently Used Documents". "Quick and easy access to your most recently used Microsoft Office Word 2007, Excel 2007, and PowerPoint 2007 documents. This gadget lets you easily open, pin, or unpin the most recent items from…


RSS Feeds disappear from Outlook

I have been using Office 2007 since Beta 1 and have had no real issues with the product (stability at the start, but that is much better in the final release). I have been using the RSS features which are really cool but just this morning Outlook is not updating my RSS feeds. On further…


Microsoft Virtual Labs for Office System

Angus Logan has posted an excellent list of virtual labs for the office system, including Office 2007, WSSv3, MOSS 2007 and Groove. He also included a link to the virtual lab RSS feed so you can keep up to date as more virtual labs are released.


APAC SharePoint Conference

This exclusive Microsoft event is the third and final of three global SharePoint Conferences, following Seattle and Berlin. This world-class, two-day conference, to be held at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney from May 15-16, will showcase the latest innovations, features and functionality for the 2007 SharePoint products and technologies. The conference will provide an unprecedented…