Microsoft + Open XML standard

check out: http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSL2520662920080225 I am really excited about open xml push from Microsoft. It will open a world of possibilities, oppurtunities and innovations for everyone! 

Community Launch Team : 10 tips on preparing a presentation! (Vista, Office and Exchange Launch)

Like last years Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk 2006’s community launch initiatives, Microsoft along with communities like INETA and Culminis are coming up with bigger and better community launch event for Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Exchange 2007. This is said to be the biggest joint launch ever. Just like last year, I am part of this community launch initiative both as a UG leader as well as a Virtual Trainer. Virtual training program does not only focus on technology related content, it also focuses on presentation skills. So Virtual Training program is divided into two phases. … Continue reading Community Launch Team : 10 tips on preparing a presentation! (Vista, Office and Exchange Launch)

Office Programmability

I have always been an advocate of Office based solutions i.e. using Office constituents like Excel, Word and Outlook as clients for capturing user input as well as showing output as in reports etc.The adaptability and power that Office based solutions offer is just absolutely great. And now with VSTO Second Edition things are even better. I will suggest you folks to listen to the following couple of available pod casts. http://files.skyscrapr.net/users/arcast/ARCast20060919HeyArchitectsOffice2007Part1.mp3http://files.skyscrapr.net/users/arcast/ARCast20060919HeyArchitectsOffice2007Part2.mp3