Win Microsoft Office System 2003!
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The winner will be drawn December 1, 2003.
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So much to talk about this month! I'll try to hold my ramblings
to a minimum. (No comments from the Peanut Gallery, please!<grin>)
We welcome two new writers this month. Recent college graduate, fellow techie
and personal friend/colleague to Greg Chapman, Dennis Roche joins the TechTrax
writing team. Dennis is also a wonderfully obnoxious cartoon artist who keeps
the tech team smiling, during long deployments, with his amusing white board
Anne Robson joins us from across "The Pond" (the UK). I originally met Anne through Linda
Johnson's terrific Office email support group, where I managed to coax Anne
into sharing some of her technical knowledge with more than the several
hundred folks in that group. We're happy she agreed to join us here in TechTrax.
Welcome to the team, Anne and Dennis!
Our system engineer subscribers will also be excited to know that I'm feverishly
working on getting a couple of the engineers I now work with to join our team
and it looks promising. So I hope to tell you in the near future that we've
managed to convince some additional high level geeks to join Greg and Vic with
more OS and networking articles.
I also must share a little giggle with you. Many folks confuse Linda Johnson
and me. We're both blonde Aries who have a very similar, ahem, dynamic
personality and we co-support many Office groups together. Well, that's not
all we have in common. The loves of our lives are both system engineers who
live and breathe binary gobbledygook. Last month Greg, my geek, passes me an
extra article. With enough material last month, I save it until this month.
Enter Vic, Linda's other half, with his article. I pull them together
for publishing and suddenly realize that the boys must have had a little too
much Halloween candy. Cos' they are both on a binary high!<snicker> Would
you believe that they both wrote ear bleeding articles explaining binary
But rather than worrying about the fact that they showed up to the party wearing
the same, umm, well, same dress, shall we say...I decided to let both articles
ride. Their basic information is very similar, but they each present the information
with their own unique flair. So for those of you who have "learn to
understand binary" on your ToDo list, you'll be please do know you
can check that one off this month, because you now have two articles
with which to learn it.
Now on to one of our biggest stories. Not to dismiss the fantastic
load of terrific articles we have for you this month, because we have jam-packed
this issue with some great stuff. Something for everyone!
But how would you like a free copy of Microsoft Office 2003? Interested?
Well, just as I was about to publish this edition, my wonderful MVP
Office Lead emailed me to let me know that he managed to get me a copy of the
new Microsoft Office 2003 System to give away to one of our lucky subscribers!
sure to click the URL above to add your name to the special Office 2003 Drawing
database. Note that you must be a TechTrax subscriber to enter this contest!
But if you click the link above, it'll lead you through the process. Just be
sure to read the directions carefully! TechTrax cannot be held
responsible for anyone who doesn't properly follow the directions!
We will draw a winning email address from all those entries on December 1st,
2003, and will announce the lucky winner in our December issue. And yes, you
will have to supply a photo if you win! Also, yes, all TechTrax writers who
are not MVPs may enter. (You MVPs already got your copies in MSDN!)
I was also lucky enough to attend the Office 2003 Launch in New York on October
22. I've written my text and photo essay on the trip, that you can read in this
issue, along with a pile of other terrific articles.
So with that...I'll let you at it. And good luck in the drawing!