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PowerPoint 2007: Office Delayed Again

Friday, June 30, 2006
posted by Geetesh on 5:31 PM IST



Microsoft Office 2007 may be delayed again -- and that might be a good move after all, because I'm quite happy with Office 2003 and would rather wait and use a better release of Office 2007.

Microsoft delays Office 2007 again

Microsoft said Thursday that it is making another slight delay to the planned arrival time for Office 2007, citing performance concerns with recent test versions. The software maker now plans to finish the code for the revamped Office suite by the end of the year, rather than in October, the date it set in March. The company said in March that it would wait to start selling Office until January, to coincide with the launch of Windows Vista. Now, though, it says Office may not be ready for store shelves until "early 2007."

More on the CNET News site...

More hitches at Microsoft delay launch of new Office software

Microsoft has delayed the launch of its next Office software package while it tackles "performance issues", in the latest in a series of hold-ups affecting the company's key products. The group last night announced it is aiming to make the new version, Office 2007, available to business customers by the end of the year, rather than its earlier target of October.

More on the Guardian site...

Microsoft delays Office '07

The Office delay comes three months after Microsoft again pushed back the release of its flagship Windows Vista operating system, now scheduled for broad availability in January, missing the holiday shopping season. "The bottom line is Microsoft gives guidance, which businesses are trying to make plans around, but consistently is unable to meet the dates in the guidance," said Joe Wilcox, a senior analyst at Jupiter Research. "At some point, that's got to impact somebody's confidence in Microsoft."

More on The Seattle Times site...

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Thursday, June 29, 2006
posted by Geetesh on 1:26 PM IST



Neuxpower Solutions announced new Server and Desktop versions of NXPowerLite, a presentation compression tool, at the C3 Expo in New York. NXPowerLite radically reduces the size of Microsoft PowerPoint presentations , as well as StarOffice and OpenOffice.org presentations saved in the PowerPoint format by compressing the graphics and embedded documents contained within them, making them easier to manage, distribute and use.

More on the PRWeb site...

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posted by Geetesh on 1:14 PM IST



In a unique move, Microsoft has put up a trial of Office 2007 online on their site that uses a Citrix browser plug-in. It seems like a novel idea -- so rather than download or get a CD of the beta, you can play with it through an online experience.

News24.com reported that the goal of the online preview is to let people play around with the software without going through the trouble of downloading the large beta versions, which are less reliable than final products. Still, to use the online demonstration, users may need to download a plug-in and must register with the company.

Ars Technica adds that once the test environment is set up, users can explore a limited Windows desktop running Office 2007. The preview can be described as a series of tutorials meant to highlight the new features of the Office 2007 System. For example, Outlook 2007 launches with a fully loaded inbox and a window devoted to telling you what you should try out.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006
posted by Geetesh on 11:42 AM IST



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Tuesday, June 27, 2006
posted by Geetesh on 10:11 AM IST



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Monday, June 26, 2006
posted by Geetesh on 9:13 AM IST



PowerPoint slides can be visually appealing and informative, but what really makes or breaks a presentation is the person talking you through it, expanding on the bullet points and breathing life into the words on the screen. But what if a company wants to send out its presentation to potential clients? The live and dynamic element is lost: since no one will be there when they watch it; all the client sees is one slide after another, with nothing to link them together.

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Sunday, June 25, 2006
posted by Geetesh on 8:41 AM IST



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Saturday, June 24, 2006
posted by Geetesh on 8:39 PM IST



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Friday, June 23, 2006
posted by Geetesh on 11:00 AM IST



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Thursday, June 22, 2006
posted by Geetesh on 10:42 AM IST



Microsoft and non-profit licensing organization Creative Commons said Wednesday that they had struck a deal to allow Office users to add the group's licensing to their documents. Although the two companies have worked together in the past, this latest agreement is the most significant project to date.

Such a deal could catapult Creative Commons from a fairly small user base to much wider acceptance as a method for protecting one's work. Microsoft estimates that there are some 400 million Office users worldwide.

More on the BetaNews site...

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posted by Geetesh on 9:42 AM IST



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Wednesday, June 21, 2006
posted by Geetesh on 1:53 PM IST



So what is PowerPoint Live? It's an annual event held in the USA every fall. All sorts of people use PowerPoint to create presentations of every imaginable type -- PowerPoint Live is where all these people get together to learn more and share ideas.

Read more here...

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Tuesday, June 20, 2006
posted by Geetesh on 11:05 PM IST



This is just a simple educational presentation on Photosynthesis that we developed in our office as a fun project - download here...

This is a members-only download -- and membership is free! You'll be provided an option to become a member when you download, unless you already have your members-only password!

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