Posts Tagged ‘Office 12’

2007 Office System has gone Gold

In Software on 7 November, 2006 at 6:24 am

The upcoming latest version of Microsoft Office, 2007 Office System has been released to manufacturing.  Business users with volume licensing will be getting their copy later this month but the public will need to wait for January 2007 to get their hand on this hot release.  Check out Microsoft’s press release for more information.


Office 2007 Beta 2 is out for the public

In Software on 24 May, 2006 at 3:00 pm

Yes it is finally out.  Click on the link below and try it out.  Go ahead, its a good software, worth the time you spend on it to try (or should I say test?).

I am definitely going to check this new release of Office 2007 out.  New usability idea, can I use that “Ribbon” in my application development?

Office 2007 will be bundled

In Software on 15 May, 2006 at 7:48 am

It seems like Microsoft is giving away Office 2007 to those who buy Windows Vista Home edition.

According to C|Net News, Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, said that Windows Vista Home edition (he did not say whether it is the Home Basic or the Home Premium, but I believe both will get it) will come bundle with Office 2007 Student/Home edition.

This will be so coolz if the price stay at the same.

For details, take a look at this article.  The title is of a different topic but the 2nd last paragraph (in point form) talks about this bundle thingy.

Preview – Office 2007 UI

In Software on 14 March, 2006 at 6:59 am

It seems like Microsoft is giving user a preview of their upcoming Office 2007 UI.  You can see their new design direction from the screenshots that is up on their site.

Personally, I like the bluish theme, but I have seen people in forum who said that the blue looks ugly.  Well it seems in design, personal taste still rules.

2007 Microsoft Office System

In Software on 17 February, 2006 at 9:55 am

It is official, Office “12” will now be officially known as 2007 Microsoft Office System which will release by end of 2006.  Packaging and pricing info is also out.

The Home and Student edition seems interesting, which replace the Office 2003 Student and Teacher edition.  I am just wondering, what is OneNote 2007?

Office 12

In Software on 26 January, 2006 at 3:09 pm

After using the Office 12 Beta-1 for 2 days, I feel that the office team has really made a big step forward, especially in the user experience space.  The toolbar and menu bar have been replace with a so called “ribbon”, something like a tabbed toolbar.


“Ribbon” (click to enlarge)

The ribbon is task oriented.  Right on top are things that you would want to do to your document.  In this case for Excel 12, if you want to do any insertion, you just need to click on the Insert button and the “ribbon” will change to shows all command related to insertion.  For example, for this version the first thing you will see when you click insert is the pivot table.  When you click on the pivot table, a side bar will pop up on the right, prompting you what to do next.  When the pivot table is inserted, clicking on the table, and you will notice that the “ribbon” will show another button right on top, this is the so call “contextual ribbon” at work.  Clicking on this new button will give you all the command related to the pivot table.

Because of the “ribbon”, my work became more efficient.  That’s a good step forward.


In Software on 24 January, 2006 at 5:28 am

When I reached the office this morning, something strange was on my desk.  A yellow and red package from DHL.  Looking at the address, I noticed that it was from Microsoft.  Quickly I startup my PC and went to get my coffee.  Tore the thing open, and inside contain a letter and a couple of DVD.  Its Office 12 Beta-1!  I was thinking Microsoft is so cool!  There I was in L.A. at the PDC05 last September and Microsoft was telling us that those who attended the PDC this year will get to try out the upcoming Office 12 Beta-1.  But we need to log on to download a copy.  Fast foward to the near present, and I wanted to try out the Office 12, but I kept forgetting to bring the slip of paper that state the userid and password.  And now, here it is, right in front of me!