Well, I finally got Office Beta 2 downloaded and all of my machines upgraded from Beta 1 Technical Refresh. So far, so good. Performance is still not ideal, but it's much improved from previous builds (especially in Outlook).

I was going to write this in Word, but I can't seem to get it working. When I try to configure an account, I get a popup that asks me for a password, but clicking either Ok or Cancel doesn't close it.

I guess that's why it's still a beta, right?

Like most of the new Office, I absolutely love the interface in Word 2007. I've been using it since the alpha last September, and I've used it for 5 papers over the past two semesters. It's wonderful.

That being said, it's sort of weird to say that Word supports blogging. Is it sad that this might be what people use Word for most? (Well, and writing e-mail in Outlook, since Outlook 2007 now forces you to use Word as the editor).

Personally, if I wanted to blog from one Office product, I think it would be OneNote. It looks like OneNote has added "Blog This" and Send To Blog options, but nothing happens. (Literally nothing... no dialog, no error, nothing). I don't know if this is something related to the above problem though.

A close second would be Outlook (which of course uses Word, so I'm sure it's easily accomplished even though it's not exposed now). After all, I use Newsgator to aggregate everything in Outlook. It would be great to "send" blog posts from Outlook as well.

Blogging from Office... interesting the direction this software is taking, huh?


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