Jul 13, 2009

Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview

Important features of Microsoft Office 2010

1. Office Web 2010:
a) Word, Excel and PowerPoint will look the same as they do in their desktop versions, complete with the popular ‘ribbon’ interface from Office 2007.
b) You can directly publish documents from your desktop Office suite to the online Office Web suite, and work on it in any browser. Almost all browsers are supported, as MS is working out the chinks in running the suite on Google Chrome.
2. Word 2010:
a) Multiple users can work on the same file at the same time. Details of how this will happen haven’t been released, but MS has said that as you make changes, the program will alert the other users to update the document for the same. The collaboration, however, will not be available in the Web version.
b) Copy-paste functionalities have received a boost, and Word 2010 will also be able to handle taking screenshots and embedding them into the document.
3. Excel 2010:
a) A new feature called Sparklines gives a visual snapshot image of a data trend over time within a cell.
4. PowerPoint 2010:
a) Video and image editing will be integrated into PowerPoint, with the former option being akin to Apple’s iMovie, while image-editing is like a stripped-down version of Photoshop.
5. Outlook 2010:
a) The ‘ribbon’ interface has been included into all Office 2010 Apps, including Outlook.
b) The inbox layout has also changed, with a new message-tree-like appearance.
c) The ‘Ignore conversation’ feature will allow users to remove themselves from irrelevant email strings.

Courtesy: TechCrunch. For more details click here

Microsoft also plans to introduce a Web-based version of its Microsoft Office suite that consumers can use at no cost!
Web based free version is a good move according to me to counter google doc. So google-microsoft tech-war continues!

update: Get office 2010 beta...visit

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