Monday, May 08, 2006

STC Toronto: Office 2007 Is XML for Masses

Toronto Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) Meeting

Presentation: Office 2007: The Future is Here with Neman Syed

When: Monday, May 8, 2006
Time: 7:00 PM

Where: North York Memorial Hall (the Burgudy Room)
5110 Yonge St., North York, ON
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General Admission $5
STC Members attend for free.

Info about the presentation "MS Office 2007: The Future is Here":

Microsoft Office 2007 has already proven itself to be the most radical redesign of Office since the toolbar. It will deliver massive amounts of value to end users, while creating even more value – and billable – for trainers, documenters, and developers. From the dramatically new user interface at the front end, to zipped, native XML open (!) file formats at the back end, live previews and integrated workflow via SharePoint in the middle, this isn't yet dad's office suite! There's so much more than can be described here. Get a jump on the new feel, features, and fun of Microsoft Office 2007, and test drive it for yourself!

Neman is the President of Industrial Strength Training, Consulting, and Development. He is a Microsoft Master Instructor and a Microsoft Office Specialist, certified at the Master Level for Office XP. Neman was the fourth person in Canada listed as such by Certiport, Microsoft’s certification authority, and in March 2006 received his Train the Trainer Level 2 Certificate from Peak Potentials. He has been independently training and consulting since 1997. He is a recognized authority in Word, Excel, Visio, Access, Crystal Reports, and automation of documentation and spreadsheets using Visual Basic for Applications. Since 2003, Neman has been the IS Applications and Training Specialist at the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Credits: Toronto Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication

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Movie: Welcome to the New Microsoft Office User Interface
Time: 13:12 min

Microsoft Office Open XML Formats Overview
Published: September 13, 2005

By default, documents created in the next release of Microsoft Office products will be based on new, XML-based file formats. Distinct from the binary-based file format that has been a mainstay of past Microsoft Office releases, the new Office XML Formats are compact, robust file formats that enable better data integration between documents and back-end systems. An open, royalty-free file format specification maximizes interoperability in a heterogeneous environment, and enables any technology provider to integrate Microsoft Office documents into their solutions.
The new Office XML Formats introduce a number of benefits not only for developers and the solutions they build, but also for individual users and organizations of all sizes.

XML Documents for the Masses
XML becomes the new file format for the next versions of Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint
By Jean Paoli
Senior Director, XML Architecture
Microsoft Corporation

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