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Tabbed web parts

If you ever want to tab web parts on a page so they can be displayed horizontally, rather than vertically, use this text in designer:



 <WebPartPages:SPWebPartManager runat=”server”>
<WebPartPages:WebPartZone runat=”server” orientation=”Horizontal” title=”Zone 1″>

<WebPartPages:ImageWebPart runat=”server” VerticalAlignment=”Middle” AllowEdit=”True” AllowConnect=”True” ConnectionID=”00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000″ Title=”Image Viewer” IsIncluded=”True” Dir=”Default” BackgroundColor=”transparent” IsVisible=”True” CatalogIconImageUrl=”/_layouts/images/msimagel.gif” AlternativeText=”” AllowMinimize=”True” ExportControlledProperties=”True” ZoneID=”” HorizontalAlignment=”Center” ImageLink=”” ExportMode=”All” AllowHide=”True” SuppressWebPartChrome=”False” DetailLink=”” HelpLink=”” FrameState=”Normal” MissingAssembly=”Cannot import this Web Part.” PartImageSmall=”” AllowRemove=”True” HelpMode=”Modeless” FrameType=”Default” AllowZoneChange=”True” PartOrder=”2″ Description=”Displays a specified image.” PartImageLarge=”/_layouts/images/msimagel.gif” IsIncludedFilter=”” __MarkupType=”vsattributemarkup” __WebPartId=”{ef59e74a-d586-4886-bb4e-839781f2adff}” WebPart=”true” Height=”” Width=””></WebPartPages:ImageWebPart>

<WebPartPages:ContentEditorWebPart webpart=”true” runat=”server” __WebPartId=”{5C6D12CE-5695-48F8-8E70-BF27D2E989D2}”><WebPart xmlns=”″>

                <Title>Content Editor</Title>

                <Description>Allows authors to enter rich text content.</Description>





Microsoft’s web Office: No love for Chrome, Opera


If your browser-of-choice is Google Chrome or Opera, don’t expect much love from Microsoft’s upcoming Office Web Apps, scheduled to appear along with Office 2010 next year.

Last October, when Redmond announced its upcoming suite of browser-based competition to Google Docs and Spreadsheets et al., it said that Office Web Apps would “be compatible with familiar web browsers.

So MS isn’t familiar with Google Chrome or Opera 🙂

Office 2010 tech preview: A little bit more of 2007.

Microsoft has released a technical preview of Office 2010. This is a pre-beta release intended for feedback, as well as promotion, so it’s not feature-complete and may change before the final release planned for the first half of 2010.

I’ve just downloaded it, for vacation viewing.

Nevertheless, it offers a fair guide to what Microsoft is planning for its ubiquitous office suite.

The short summary is ‘a lot more of the same’: more of the lovely Office Ribbon UI, more integration of the Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and more integration with SharePoint …whoopy.

Microsoft appears to be targeting the web-based Office suites from Google, Zoho, Adobe, and Lotus’s Symphony market offerings.

The big thing about Office 2007 was the new XML-based document formats, and the Ribbon. Office 2010 feels more like a refinement of the earlier version. The Ribbon is now extended to Outlook, which is a nice feature.

I may do a post vacation reveiw.

Off to Tawian for two weeks

Microsoft make Office 2010 becomes dramatic

All a bit too American for my liking.

Not quite as slick as Apple:

Who ever said great ads, sell the most products.

At its Worldwide Partners Conference today in New Orleans, MS gave the assembled throng a sneak preview of Office 2010, which is expected to ship in the second half of next year.