‘Office Development’ category archive

Office Newswire: Can Microsoft Office 2013 become a cash cow for developers?

I think the news coverage surrounding Office 2013 is setting a record. I don’t remember this much news for previous releases. No, it has nothing to do with my age thank you very much. I think it has something to do with the overall level of expectation and enthusiasm regarding the upcoming release... Read the rest of this entry →

Office 2013 User’s Guide: questions and answers

The Office 2013 Consumer Preview is upon us and with it. The fact is, there's just too much to cover. So, we'll take it a bit at a time and cover some major areas like users, developers, & IT pros for Office and SharePoint alike. As for today, we'll do something new and different… Here is Add-in Express's Questions and Answers Guide for Office 2013 User... Read the rest of this entry →

Office 2013 Starter Kit: for developers and users

Today’s Newswire is the Special Edition kind…I’m treating it like a "Starter Kit" for anyone that wants to learn the details quickly without having to scour the Interweb. I’ve done the best I could with the time I had ... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference news – 7.11.2012

It's Worldwide Partner Conference (WWPC) Week. Next to Tech Ed, this is probably Microsoft's largest conference of the year. WWPC is for the marketing & sales peeps. I've never attended it and I don't really ever want to. I prefer Tech Ed and PDC... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: Will Yammer become part of Office 365 SharePoint Online? – 6.27.2012

Microsoft swallows Yammer for $1.2 billion. Better business social networking is on its way. Eventually, it will "surface" in Office 365’s SharePoint Online. Yammer has over 200,000 corporate accounts (with 5 million users) ... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: Microsoft Surface – reviews, observations and predictions – 6.20.2012

After reading almost everything there is to read on the subject of Microsoft Surface, I have a few observations and predictions. If Microsoft delivers, Surface changes the tablet game. Windows 8 suddenly makes sense to me ... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: a glimpse of Office 2013 on Windows RT tablet – 6.13.2012

A good number of my news sources seem to think Microsoft will provide us with betas of Office and SharePoint as early as this month. Many thought the beta release would coincide with Tech Ed. So far, that is not the case but the week is not over... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: Microsoft to deliver Office 15 for Windows first, iPad later – 6.6.2012

In our software development world, we have our own "Big 3": Microsoft, Apple, and Google. Microsoft and Apple are grandpas (in tech years). Google is an single adult without kids. These three dominate our industry and are quite accustomed to winning... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: The mile-high view of Office 15 – 5.30.2011

I keep hearing how the Facebook IPO was a failure. Depending on your viewpoint that might be true. For example if you purchased a significant number of shares at $38… I wager you are feeling a bit “zucked”. I love it when new expressions are coined like this. “Zucked” is brilliant. Despite all the hub [...]... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: Visual Studio 11 lineup announced – 5.23.2012

In the future there will be robots... but for now, let us ponder and discuss the future role of developers. The author of this article states that developers need to find an area of expertise but leave room for working knowledge of a broad set of adjacent technologies, languages and frameworks... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: Is it fair to call Steve Ballmer the worst American CEO? – 5.16.2012

The fact is, this week there just isn’t much news regarding Microsoft Office. I blame Facebook and their impending IPO. I also blame the ex-CEO of Yahoo. I also blame Josh Hamilton is his insane hitting during last week!... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: New screenshots of Office 15 on a Windows 8 Tablet – 5.8.2012

I can't help but think about what's next for Office, SharePoint, and Microsoft. I am hoping for some big things. I can't wait to learn what Microsoft will offer developers in this next version... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: Will Office 2013 be more attractive to companies than individuals? – 5.2.2012

Microsoft Office is strong in the business sector and the great majority of consumers. But what will consumers think of Office 15? This item raises a few questions but offers no answers. This should be expected as little to nothing is known about Office 2013 at this point... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: Why Windows 8 tablets will succeed – 4.25.2012

It's been a while since I pulled out my Tablet PC and did some doodling. So I decided to stop this negative momentum. This time, however, the Tablet PC is not the old clunker. No sir/ma'am! This time, I'm doodlin' with my slate pc... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: What’s new in Office 15 – 4.18.2012

It occurred to me rather quickly today that today's Newswire would require an extra section. There is lot of speculation and news regarding Office 15. I interpret this situation as proof that we are ready for the next version of Office. As always, I've culled through more news than I care to discuss... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: “Official” Microsoft Office Product roadmap 2011-2014 – 4.11.2012

I'm taking the plunge. I'm going completely v.Next here. I am writing today's Newswire using a slate that is running Windows 8, Office 2010, & Visual Studio 11. The experience is definitely quite different to anything I've been doing since 1995 ... Read the rest of this entry →

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