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    <p>No, it&rsquo;s not officially known as the &ldquo;O12 UI Julie&rdquo; video, but that&rsquo;s how I&rsquo;m referring it to a bunch of people.&nbsp; Julie-Larson Green&nbsp;talks to <a title="Microsoft" href="http://www.microsoft.com/" target="_blank">Microsoft</a>&rsquo;s Robert Scoble about the new UI in O12.&nbsp; She is responsible for the overall direction of the new UI in O12.&nbsp; </p>
    <p>While the big draw to this video will no doubt be the op for everyone to see the new O12 client apps in action (after about 8m of discussion), what I find most interesting is the explination about the &ldquo;HOW&rdquo; &amp; &ldquo;WHY&rdquo; part of the new Office UI.&nbsp; Julie explains how her team went about in their research in how Office is used by the general community, and why certain design decisions were made&hellip; such as galleries and ribbons.</p>
    <p>I saw the UI in action for the first time in June at TechEd USA (wasn&rsquo;t supposed to, but accidentally had to see it for a brief few minutes).&nbsp; At first I wasn&rsquo;t thrilled&hellip; I thought &ldquo;great, yet another toolbar at the top of my page&hellip; so let&rsquo;s see&hellip; 40% of my page will be composed of app chrome and 60% is my workable space?&rdquo;&nbsp; Well, now that I&rsquo;ve had more time to really look at it, and more importantly, UNDERSTAND it, I ~think~ I love it (gotta give it time, just as <a href="http://heathersolomon.com/blog/archive/2005/09/14/2014.aspx">Heather said</a>).&nbsp; </p>
    <p>What you&rsquo;ll get out of this video is a better understanding of why decisions were made which, I think (or guess), it will make you more productive within Office.</p>
    <p>&raquo; <a href="http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=114720#114720">Julie Larson-Green - Diving into the new Office 12</a></p>
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