SixApart: Office 2007 can take blogs to business

Summary:Office 2007, meet Movable Type Enterprise. According to SixApart vice president Anil Dash business is about to take to blogging as Vista, Moveable Type and Office 2007 interconnect.

Office 2007, meet Movable Type Enterprise. According to SixApart vice president Anil Dash business is about to take to blogging as Vista, Moveable Type and Office 2007 interconnect.

Dash writes in his SixApart blog:

We’re not gonna be happy until every company can have a blog. To get everybody using blogs at work, we have to connect with the tools people are already using. Some of that's already happened -- you can use Movable Type Enterprise with your Oracle database or build templates in Adobe's Dreamweaver. But the big Kahuna of office apps is Office. And Office 2007 is surprisingly good, so it makes it even more attractive to plug it in to the power of blogs.

The biggest developments with Office 2007 include:

  • Posting to your Movable Type blog from Word 2007 and publishing your Movable Type blog in a Word format;
  • Support for feeds in Outlook 2007;
  • And using OpenSearch in IE7 to find blogs on an intranet.

Dash promises that there's more to come. Could be interesting.

Topics: Microsoft

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