Office News

I often follow the Office News section on Office Zealot (is it just me or is that the slowest site on t’intarweb since they moved it to SP?).

They have lots of good content, but I have noticed actually very little of it really relates to Office. I don’t think that’s a failing on their behalf, I actually think there isn’t very much Office news.

What do you think?

Is there a torrent of fresh exciting Office news somewhere I’m missing. Or is it about as exciting as the pens and paper it replaced 20 odd years ago?

cheers

Simon

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4 Responses to “Office News”

  1. Jayson Says:

    Sounds like their too hard at work selling the ribbon to get people excited about the next office…

  2. Simon Says:

    I can understand MS being quiet, 2007 is old (almost legacy) and they are not talking about O14 yet. Maybe we should be thankful they have not started ramming their next pointless UI moffup down our throats yet.

    I was actually thinking of non MS sources too, I guess if they aren’t getting any advertising cash they aren’t going to write about a topic.

  3. Nick Hebb Says:

    If you’re into add-ins then Andrew Whitechapel has had some really good stuff. He’s not that prolific, but he tends to stay on topic.

  4. Maarten van Stam Says:

    I tend to think that you are absolutely right …

    If you read one of my previous blogposts: http://blogs.officezealot.com/maarten/archive/2008/05/28/21055.aspx
    you’ll notice that it’s an overall trend at MS not to spill the guts on the next version of whatever they are building for the next release of … (fill in the product of your liking at the dots)

    My guess is that there will be a big bang in the 2009/2010 timeframe. It appears all the vNext versions of all the products are planned for that timeframe. So it looks like there is a sync in delivery. Specs only disclosed at the end of the development cycle this time. New policy?

    -= Maarten =-

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