If there is one tool I use more than Visual Studio it is certainly Outlook, I have been an Outlook fan since Outlook 2003 (before that it was just ok) and have not looked back since. I decided recently to give the Office 12 Beta a try and while I tend to shy away from beta 1 stuff for actual usage I was quite pleased with the relative stability. Now after having spent a few weeks mainly in Outlook and Word I have to say that this has got to be the best Office release by a long shot.
I know people get into arguments about whether there is some killer 'must have' feature and whether the new features justify the upgrade cost and on the surface I could not name just one that makes it worth while but this thing is truly a starting to shine as I dig more.
If you have the opportunity I really suggest playing with it for a bit, it is going to knock your socks off in a lot of respects.
Via neowin.net (http://www.neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=32020&category=main)
Apparently the current Vista UI in 5270 is going to be the final look. I had really high hopes for MSFT and truly believed (and even tried to convince my OSX loving friends) that Vista would be revolutionary.
I can recall a certain Scoble post which has kept me thinking that this cant be it, this cheesy upgrade of the XP look is certainly not the real deal. Revolutionary has got to be something Stardock cant mimic.
Not quite sure what I was looking for, but with what is arguably one of the most prevalent and profitable products in the world I was hoping for something more than new colors and a transparency effect. I know there is much more than that, I know...but will my mother?