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Just got this in my email after doing 3 months of nothing but running a very tiny computer application:

Thank you for participating in the Windows Feedback Program! 

This message is to notify you that your 3 months participation term has completed, and we are getting ready to ship your product.  Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.  You will receive another email from us when shipments have gone out.

Your product selection:

Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007

Woot! Free Full Version of Microsoft Office 2007…

That is all!

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  • Alex March 15, 2008, 7:47 pm

    Let us know how you like those ribbons!

  • Amber March 15, 2008, 9:35 pm


  • Alex March 16, 2008, 7:33 am

    Wikipedia to the rescue!

    "The Ribbon is designed to make the features of the application more discoverable and accessible with fewer mouse clicks as compared to the menu-based UI used until Office 2007. It is not possible to remove the Ribbon or replace it with menus with the normal Office 2007 functions. However, the Ribbon can be hidden."

  • Amber March 16, 2008, 4:34 pm

    Hmm… I have had Office Ultimate 2007 for a long time now, and I still have no idea what this is talking about. Oh well, yay for the ribbon!

  • Alex March 17, 2008, 3:36 am

    I think the idea is that you don't notice it, but still get the benefit of enhanced productivity and locating buttons and widgets more easily. Have you found it's easier to locate the button you are looking for? Hopefully, the answer is yes… I think that's what the ribbon is all about.

  • Amber March 17, 2008, 5:44 am

    Justin explained to me what the ribbon is, so I get it now. Yes, I like it. Sometimes I can find things easier but sometimes I cannot. The worst thing about Office 2007 is remembering to save things as a 97-2003 version so it is compatible with everyone else in this world.

  • Richard March 28, 2008, 10:39 am

    Why it pays to update:

    It provides even a small break from life and gives you time to reflect on why your life has been so busy that you have been unable to update.

    It makes your readers happy.

    It makes the current post no longer about M$.

    It makes this go away:

    Update blog with post

    Springtime weather on the verge

    Winter chill lingers