We’ve just launched the Mac Office 2008 Sneak Peek site, with short video clips and descriptions of a bunch of new features in Mac Office 2008. The video clips are a little small, but they should give you a good idea of the new UI (more adoption of common OS X UI elements, extensive use of Core Graphics) including the new Elements Gallery and some Word and Excel features. Nadyne has just put up some commentary on how the design of the Elements Gallery evolved out of the Win Office ribbon and some of our own internal User Experience testing. Some of the other folks I work with in the MacBU will be posting to Mac Mojo over the next few days talking about their work in designing, developing, and testing the new capabilities.
On a more personal note, I’ve not posted here in a very long time. As you might imagine, I’ve been very busy at work over the last several months, with more to do before Office 2008 becomes available in January. Instead of blogging, I’ve been spending my free time at home playing with my kids and doing small fixit projects (I replaced two faucets over the weekend so that my son could reach the handles and turn on the water by himself.) I do hope to write more regularly soon.