Are you a systems administrator charged with deploying and maintaining an Office 2007 environment? You can now download some key sections for the 2007 Office Resource Kit.
There are four different titles available, Planning and architecture for the 2007 Office release, Deployment for the 2007 Office release, Security for the 2007 Office release, and Technical reference for the 2007 Office Release
You can download each of them from the Microsoft Office System site on Technet
Ask your Office 2007 questions at The New Paperclip Forums – http://forums.thenewpaperclip.com
Do you have questions about Word 2007, Excel 2007 or Outlook 2007, but don’t know who to ask? Are you stumped by something in Access 2007, OneNote 2007, or Visio 2007? Do you know what to do with SharePoint Designer 2007, Publisher 2007, Groove 2007 or Communicator 2007?
If you have answered yes to any of those – you need to start asking your Office 2007 questions at The New Paperclip forums – http://forums.thenewpaperclip.com.
Not only are their forums for all the desktop programs that are in Office, there are also forums for the server programs that make up the Microsoft Office System – SharePoint Server (MOSS), Performance Point Server, Project Server and Groove Server.
I will be on hand when I can to answer your questions – and most importantly members of the community will also be there to help out.
I look forward to answering all your questions in the near future – start posting them today! http://forums.thenewpaperclip.com!
’till next time,
Did you know that you can save all your documents, presentations or spreadsheets in PDF format? You can not do it out of the box when you purchase Office 2007. But it is very easy to turn it on! Simply download the free plugin from Microsoft. The PDF/XPS plugin for Office 2007 will enable you to save your Word 2007 documents into Adobe’s Portable Document Framework (PDF), as well as other documents you create in seven other different Office 2007 programs.
All you need to do is download the plugin from here:
Then simply click “Save As PDF or XPS” when you want to save your document as a PDF!
’till next time,
[tags]Office 2007, PDF, XPS[/tags]
The worst part of software evaluation is having to wait for ages whilst you download all the different trial versions that you want to look at. Office 2007 is no different, with most trial versions being in the hundreds of megabytes region! Talk about a bandwidth hog!
But there is a much easier, faster, and less painful way to try out each of the Microsoft Office 2007 system products – even those niche ones like SharePoint Designer 2007, OneNote 2007, Visio 2007, Project 2007, and even InfoPath 2007! It is called the 2007 Microsoft Office Test Drive.
The Test Drive is a virtual environment that you can view from your web browser! (delivered via Citrix for those who want to know the technical side of it). Using the Test Drive is exactly like using the trial software if you had installed it on your own machine – only you don’t have the hassle of installing (and eventually uninstalling) all your favourite Microsoft Office 2007 programs.
The best part about the Office 2007 Test Drive is that it comes packed with tutorials for each of the products that you can evaluate. This feature alone is fantastic because you can get up to speed very quickly on each of the Office 2007 products, and make a fair and informed decision as to the benefits that the products will have to your productivity, your business, or your employees.
’till next time
[tags]Tutorial, Evaluation, Office 2007[/tags]
Did you wake up this morning and realise that the early Office 2007 beta version you were running no longer works? The 1st of February marks the date that beta 1 versions of Office 2007 around the world expire. Stop working. Cause Havoc
But… exclusively to The New Paperclip… THERE IS A SOLUTION! Just like the “Colonels Secret Herbs and Spices”… this is one of the closest held secrets in the IT world
You can access the secret (totally legal) solution by clicking here. Feel free to spread the word, it will take ages for Microsoft to close this loophole down!
’till next time!
[tags]Office 2007, Beta, Timebomb, Secret Solution[/tags]
Now that Office 2007 and Windows Vista are now available for all of us at home… (the consumer launch is at Midngiht tonight!) it is time to purchase your copy today!
Get onto Amazon.Com, pick up your copies of Office and Vista, and check out all the Office 2007 Books that have been released in the last few months. Hopefully over time I will review a few of them and publish here – if you purchase a book, let me know your thoughts and I will share with the rest of the world
For all of you interested in following the consumer launch of Microsoft Office 2007, and Windows Vista, there is a great site on Microsoft.com which outlines all the details, including a webcast by Bill Gates… at 1:45PM PST Monday 29 January.
As all the advertising says… the WOW starts NOW! It is going to be a very exciting couple of days!
’till next time!
[tags]Books, Help, Office 2007, Tutorial, Windows Vista[/tags]
Thats right… 23 Sleeps, thats 552 hours, or 33120 minutes until Office 2007, and Windows Vista will be available in the shops. January 30 is not that far away!
Over the next three weeks I will be in overdrive making sure that you have all the tips, tricks and tutorials you need to hit the ground running as soon as you take off the shrink wrap on your own copy of Office 2007.
Make sure that you subscribe to the feed, and if you have any areas that you would like me to focus on… make sure you leave a comment!
’till next time
[tags]Windows Vista, Office 2007, Launch[/tags]
Exciting news!!! My sources at Microsoft have all been spruiking that Microsoft Office 2007 has now reached the magic milestone that is RTM.
If you are a MSDN subscriber, you can expect the gold code to be available in the next few days.
If you are a consumer, we still need to wait until early next year to purchase Microsoft Office 2007 from the shops!
So now that Office 2007 is available, are there any areas that you need me to cover? Over the next week or two I think I will get back to basics and build tutorials that cover the products (Word 2007, Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007 and Outlook 2007 to start with) from the ground up!
If you have any suggestions… please leave a comment and let me know.
[tags]Office 2007, RTM, Tutorial[/tags]
You thought I was gone… think again… I am back with a new Outlook on life! I dumped my old style, bought some new fashionable glasses, and use some new fancy metal polish… it is not what you are thinking… I prefer to call myself a metrosexual paperclip! Take my Word for it. I Excel at all things Office 2007, especially when I Access my Tablet PC. The battery on it is a bit flakey though, so I need to plug it into a PowerPoint. The New Paperclip is my first Project after being shown the door at Microsoft. For a while there I was on a long and winding Infopath, trying new things (I applied for a job as a shape in Visio, but didn’t get an interview!). I guess I need to work on my resume to Project a better image. After that setback I decided to follow my dream to become a world famous Publisher. That would have been Frontpage news a while ago… but for some reason whenever I look at the cover of the newspaper, all I see is SharePoint Designer. What a strange world we live in!
I hope you continue to read my prose on Office 2007. I will be serving up all my favourite tips and techniques for all your favourite Office 2007 applications. Plus I might even show you some video so you can follow at home or in the office… that is if I get my web cam to work!