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Office 12 at PDC
writes "Well I was one of the many people who attended PDC this year. The slide downloads are now available. I am not going to summarise the newly announced features as there have been many blogs on that already. Heather Solomon has a a great summary of Office 12 resources. Instead I intend to give my own stance on what I glean on..."
FrontPage for SharePoint
writes "FrontPage in O12 is ideal for targeting Sharepoint ie building Sharepoint web parts. And it's still an easy way to build a website..."
Great Office 12 Blog
writes "Jensen Harris started his own blog, I saw this guys presentation at PDC05, certainly worth a look if you want to learn more about the Office UI..."
The Office 12 User Interface...
writes "I discovered Jensen Harris' blog on MSDN a few days ago, and I've been following along his posts on the new Office 12 UI. If the demos during the PDC keynotes piqued your interest, this is definitely a blog to subscribe to. Jensen talks about the motivation behind the changes made to the UI and how these changes enhance the functionality of the product instead of being just pretty looking.
The contextual ribbons, which are ..."
A look at SharePoint Version 3 Features
writes "WSS will have an entirely new user interface that includes better navigation controls and built-in breadcrumb trails..."
Office blogs discussing the the Office User Interface
writes "Jensen Harris has started blogging about the new Office "12" UI. Folks who attended the keynotes at PDC, got to see the first look at the new UI. From everyone I talked to, there is a lot of excitement and I heard over and over that folks can't wait to get their hands on Beta 1...
More on the Office 12 UI
writes "Whenever you insert or select an object, the Contextual Tabs for that object appear next to the main tabs in the Ribbon. It looks like this..."
Reflecting on PDC
writes "..It is probably time for many companies doing SharePoint stuff, to reflect on where to go from here. My advise to them is not to panic. Yes, Microsoft is filling up the gaps and to me, there will be less demand from customers to extend WSS or SPS in a horizontal way to deliver something that 'Microsoft should have done'. Good example of this in... Find a vertical, understand their business first, investigate how all of the IW stuff you saw on PDC can be leveraged to build a solution that can help them. Some companies will build..."
[SharePoint Tip] Synchronize document libraries with SyncToy 1.0
writes "Fabian Moritz (via Michael Greth) wrote a usefull tip about how to synchronize folders in SharePoint with your local system. The just released free application SyncToy 1.0 has been the trigger for finding out.
Very usefull with for example ...
writes "With VSTO 3.0 we'll be able to write managed add ins that cover the functionality of CDO, MAPI, and extended MAPI..."
The Business Data Catalog
writes "This could be the best thing I've seen at PDC -- a powerful way to manage business objects in disparate systems and provide access to them over SharePoint. I think it's a no-brainer to say that of all the features in SharePoint 2006, this will have the most transforming effect on the enterprise, mainly because it does more for managing enterprise knowledge than any other advance...
DIY generation of XPS Documents
writes "Microsoft provides two ways of generating XPS Documents. If you're a Win32 application or a .NET 1.0 application, you can generate XPS Documents using the Microsoft XPS Document Writer through Win32 GDI printing API. If you're a WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) application, generation of XPS Document is supported through our new API..."
writes " The new version of office 12 WSS is at the core of all the developments based around the office server range. What is meant by office servers is currently unsure and as for marketing and matching and costs there is no information but the design model is WSS at the core with various office servers being based on ..."
Jensen Harris Blog
writes "Jensen had the honour to deliver the first public session on Office 12 and did a great job explaining all of the new UI functionalities and terminologies. I really liked his introduction where he took us on a tour through all of the Office versions. It demonstrated very well how dramatically ..."
InfoPath for Smart Clients, Browsers, and WinForms
writes "You can now re-use sections and logic with Template Parts. This supports auto-updating sections and logic across solutions..."
Send SMS messages from your mobile phone using Outlook 2003
writes "John has found this fantastic little download from Microsoft that lets you send SMS messages from your cell phone by using Outlook..."
Enhancements in SharePoint V3
writes "E-mail integration - it will be possible to send an email to any type of list... when you send an email, it will even store the attachments in a document library and the other recipients in a contact list...
New slide control
writes "On the bottom of the interface you will see a new slide control. This control changes the zoom on the document. "
Office 12 UI Shouldn't be overestimated
writes "I wouldn't overestimate the significance of the new Office 12 user interface. I like the approach very much. More importantly, there is an aspirational quality to the interface..."
More on Office 12
writes "Quick Access Launch - special area in the ribbon with your most commonly used functionality..."
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