Final Bits of the Office 2007 system are here

This is just a quick little post to let you all know that the final pieces of the Office 2007 system are now available in the MSDN subscriber downloads. The final pieces released include Project Server 2007 Forms Server 2007 Office SharePoint Server 2007  Office Groove Server 2007 In addition to this Office SharePoint Designer has also been released.   If you have access to an MSDN Subscription it’s time to put it to use [:D]     

Cool Image burning tool for Vista

Since upgrading to the RTM of Vista I’ve made one very key observation, the lack of support by major burning programs e.g. Nero. Of course there are a lot of the everyday burning features built into Vista however one thing it did lack was the ability to burn ISO images to CD/DVD. Luckily I discovered this cool little tool called ISORecorder, The best thing about this little utility is that it installs as a power toy so burning an ISO image to disc is a simple as clicking the image file on your machine and selecting burn to disc. Plus … Continue reading Cool Image burning tool for Vista

My Vista RTM Upgrade

As you may or may not know the RTM of Vista was released last Friday to both the MSDN Subscriber downloads and the Connect website. I was lucky enough to have my copy finish downloading on Saturday and set about getting my PC prepped for install. Much like the Office 2007 install I have come through the process unscathed. I started the rebuild at around 8:30pm on Sunday and by 9:30 I had my machine up and running with all its vista goodness. The only issue I have found however is that when I attempted to hibernate my machine rather … Continue reading My Vista RTM Upgrade

First E Games Expo

A couple of weeks ago I attended the first E Games Expo in Melbourne, since E3 was shut down a lot of smaller games expo’s have been firing up to fill the void. So how was Melbourne’s take on the games industry? Not too bad, not as big as I thought it would be but I figure for the first time running I can’t expect. All the big players were there of course Xbox with more demo consoles than you could poke a stick at and broad range of games to try out. Nintendo was there with a vengeance showing … Continue reading First E Games Expo

Office RTM Product Key Issue Update

As you may recall earlier this week I upgraded my laptop to the Office 2007 RTM, however I ran into an issue with the product keys that were issued to me via the MSDN subscriber downloads (see previous Post for details). I’m happy to say I got some feedback from the MSDN team via my MVP contact on this issue (see below)   “Office 2007 Product Keys from Subscriber Downloads Many Office 2007 applications were recently posted to Subscriber Downloads, however a unique product key was not posted for each product. Although these product keys are worth several activations, once … Continue reading Office RTM Product Key Issue Update

VISTA RTM is Here !!!!!!

My Good friend Tim Wragg just informed me that the Windows Vista RTM has been released, good news for everyone who has been beta testing as well as you can download a copy of the RTM from the Connect website. Naturally I’ve logged into my home PC and kicked off the download. With any luck it should be complete by tomorrow some time. I’ll keep you posted on how the setup goes

Ready Summit Wrap up

Yesterday I attended the Launch of Office, Visa and Exchange ready summit. It was a great day with a lot of cool new technology showcased. One product that did strike a chord with me was the Microsoft Expressions Interactive Designer this is a new tool that has been created to allow your design team to create those funky user friendly UI’s then ship them over to your Dev team to add the all important functionality. After Mitch Denny’s presentation I headed back to the office to download the CTP and I have to say I was pretty impressed. Now I … Continue reading Ready Summit Wrap up

Blogging from Word 2007 RTM

Finally I managed to get blogging from word setup; through each of the beta releases it seemed I could only get it setup with a blogger account. As most of my blogging is done through a community server blog this wasn’t very helpful. I’m happy to say that the RTM has made improvements on this and setting up your blogging account with community server is now much easier than it used to be. As yet I haven’t got my image provider setup so any pictures I put in my posts won’t come through, but I’m off to set that up … Continue reading Blogging from Word 2007 RTM

Office TR -> RTM Install

  So as you may have read yesterday I was heading home to download Office 2007 RTM and get it up and running. I’m happy to say I’ve come through the experience pretty much unscathed, after finally getting the program suite down and burning it to disc I was ready to go. Now because this is an RTM and not just an upgrade from TR I had to uninstall all my existing Office 2007 programs including the beta of VSTO (still haven’t got to installing that yet). Anyway once I had my old version of Office taken care of it … Continue reading Office TR -> RTM Install

Office 2007 RTM is here !!!!

So last week I was greeted with a gret annoucement that Office 2007 client had made it to RTM. Today I got the follow up to this great news, it’s now available on MSDN. So tonight I’ll be rushing home like a kid with his new console to download it and check it out. I’ll update you on the deployment tomorrow, apparently there are some instructions to follow to ensure that moving from TR to RTM is successful, although I haven’t checked these out yet. So I have some reading to do as well. With any luck it should be … Continue reading Office 2007 RTM is here !!!!