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Windows 7 Enterprise Edition Customer Benefits 

You may have caught Brandon’s post last week looking at our SKU strategy for Windows 7. In addition to the guidance we provided earlier today for commercial customers looking at deploying Windows Vista, I want to also take a closer look at Windows 7 Enterprise specifically and what it means for our largest commercial customers.


Yammer Adds a Flurry of New and Enhanced Features 

Enhanced Profiles We’ve redesigned profiles! They’re clean and uncluttered. Now you’ll be able to see coworkers’ essential details at a glance, along with links to the groups they’ve joined and the files, images, and links they’ve posted. We’ve added profile photos for groups, so you’ll be able distinguish them visually. Every group message now includes…

Unusual (but cool!) Uses of Excel 

Many of you who have been using Excel for a long time have most likely seen some of the creative, interesting, and rather unusual uses of Excel that people have conjured up.  I’m talking about things like writing the Pac-Man game completely in Excel, stuff you wouldn’t expect to see in a critical business application like Excel,


Data Mining In Excel 

One of the technologies available in SQL Server Analysis Services is data mining. We have just released a set of add-ins for Excel (“The Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office 2007”) that allow users to take advantage of SQL Server 2005 predictive analytics in Office Excel 2007.  The download includes two components for