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Office 2007 Launch Delayed. Again.

Microsoft announced earlier today that it will delay, yet again, the release of Office 2007. This occurred as a result of “product performance” issues, according to the software giant. The Office delay may affect the launch of Windows Vista.

Microsoft No Longer Incommunicado

The Beast of Redmond is leaving no stone unturned in its quest to maintain its presence in the office. At a weekend conference Microsoft unveiled a slew of new communication products incorporating email, instant messaging, mobile and VoIP telephonoy, and audio-, video-, and webconferencing.

Microsoft Releases Free Licensing Tool For Office

Microsoft has added a free copyright licensing tool that the hundreds of millions of people using Office products like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint can use to protect their work.

Microsoft Extends Office Training Online

A computer on your desk at work equals a 17-percent pay raise, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It’s not so much the machine, it’s the skills of the person working it. When answering the job ad, she was able to tell recruiters she knew how to use Excel.

Microsoft Word 2007 Beta 2 Blogging Functionality

Testing the blogging functionality in Word 2007 beta 2.

Office 2007 Feature Finder

As a great way of easing the transition from previous versions of Office, the Office 2007 team has created “Interactive Command Reference Guides”.

Office Live Challenging Yahoo Small Business

Based on the current rate of registrations taking place, Microsoft’s Office Live service will pass 100,000 registered users during July, at a pace that is almost as fast as Yahoo’s web hosting growth.

Microsoft adCenter – Foxes Need Not Apply

I’ve been excited about the opportunities that exist with the much anticipated release of Microsoft adCenter and recently got a chance to take the reins for the first time.

Gates To-Do List: Repaint Semel’s Office

If Microsoft can fulfill the promise of Bill Gates’ address to the CEO Summit in Redmond, Yahoo’s CEO Terry Semel may be dining on a large slice of humble pie.

Word 2007 Supports Blogging

Could this be the killer application for Windows users for managing and editing blogs? Hot news from Joe Friend, a lead program manager on the Word 2007 software design team:

Office 2007 Beta: Later This Month

Jensen Harris drops the confirmation: Beta 2 (the public beta) of Office 2007 will hit later this month, joining the Windows Vista Beta 2, which is expected on May 22.

How To Keep Your Office Live Domain

IPWalk has found that Office Live has now registered over 60,000 domain names, and counting.

Patent Office Preps Peer Review

Critics of the US Patent Office get their chance to put their expertise where their blogs are and participate in a new peer review initiative aimed at finding patents that are obvious creations and thus not qualified for a patent.

Blog Editors: An Opportunity Awaits

Where do I even begin? asks Lee in a rant that I suspect will resonate with many bloggers who use offline blog editing software.

MySpace For The Office

Nice piece from BusinessWeek’s Steve Rosenbush today: MySpace For The Office.

A Place to Get a Look at Office 2007

I’ve been getting more and more email lately asking to have a look at Office 2007.

Office 2007 In Action
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Microsoft has put out a 13-minute video introducing the Office 2007 user interface and guiding users through what is different and why it is better.

Office 2007 Beta 1 Refreshed

Microsoft today released the refresh of Beta 1 of Office 2007 (could we just call it Beta 2 and feel better?).

Google Goes To Mars

While Google has not reported completion of their fabled ‘space elevator’, they have made it easier to explore the Red Planet through a specially crafted version of Google Maps.

Microsoft Releases Add-Ons For Office 2003

Microsoft has released Microsoft Dynamics Snap, a collection of programs that “snap” into Microsoft Office 2003.

AOL, WebEx AIM At The Office

A collaboration between AOL and online meeting facilitator WebEx plan to offer a business version of AIM to enterprise customers on a subscription basis.