Last update: 01 June 2010
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Finally, the Microsoft Office 2010 is here! Microsoft also allows trial the beta version of Office 2010 for a limited time. We have compile different expert reviews from those who have tried the software. The new features include; new communication tools in Outlook 2010, OneNote feature, improved analysis tools, charts, templates and color formatting in Excel 2010, insert/edit picture in Word 2010 and many more.
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Microsoft Office 2010 Reviews
NotebookReview reviews the Microsoft Point 2010 and writes;
“Microsoft Outlook 2010 is much more easy to use than its predecessors, ribbon interface notwithstanding. Tasks have been streamlined, especially with Quick Steps, and the Social Connector at least acknowledges that email isn’t the sole – or even primary – method of online communication today. If you use a previous version of Outlook to manage your communications or appointments, Outlook 2010 will legitimately enable you to manage those tasks more efficiently…”
NotebookReview reviews the Microsoft Point 2010 and writes;
“Embedding videos from websites such as YouTube is now phenomenally easy; simply click the Insert | Video icon and select the From Web Site option. You’re presented with a text field for pasting the embedded code provided by YouTube or a similar site..Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 gains some solid ground over PowerPoint 2007, especially if you regularly build media-rich presentations..”
NotebookReview reviews the Microsoft Excel 2010 and writes;
“For those of you who create custom reports and pivot tables in Excel, Sparklines and Slicers are two new Excel 2010 toys designed explicitly for you. Sparklines are miniature graphs that fit inside single worksheet cells. Got a long line of weekly data returns that you want summed up briefly? Add a sparkline to the end of the row and demonstrate the ebb and flow quickly and easily. These tiny graphs are a handy way to save screen and print-out real estate…”
NotebookReview reviews the Microsoft Word 2010 and writes;
“..the Paste Review function. In previous versions of MS Word, pasting text from other sources meant dragging the formatting of the copied text along with it. The new in-line editing menu, which appears when you right-click a spot in your document, gives you the option to paste your clipboard text with the formatting intact, paste it as plain text, or to merge the formatting…”
Techradar reviews the Microsoft Office 2010 and writes;
“Whichever version of Office you get, you’re getting something you didn’t get before: OneNote and the web apps in all the versions, Publisher in the Professional version..In Word (and PowerPoint and OneNote but not Excel) you can edit a document at the same time as someone else as long as it’s stored on SkyDrive – and it’s easy to save documents straight there from the desktop menu, so collaboration isn’t limited to businesses with SharePoint…”
itpro reviews the Microsoft Office 2010 and writes;
“Excel’s conditional formatting has been improved with more logical defaults and the ability to pick individual icons from icon sets. There are new tools for visualising data including Sparklines and Slicers…”
PCmag reviews the Microsoft Office 2010 and writes;
“Picture-editing options available in most Office applications include a new “remove background” feature that isn’t perfect, but works surprisingly well. You also get easy access to markers and Photoshop-wannabe effects like blurs and pastels. Graphic effects for text such as outlined letters and gradient fills have finally been updated to the same level of visual sophistication available for charts. An Insert Screenshot icon on the ribbon makes it blissfully easy to illustrate your documents with anything you can display on your screen…”
Guardian reviews the Microsoft Office 2010 and writes;
“Pros: richer multimedia tools, ability to use apps free online and to collaborate online.
Cons: Bound to be expensive, sheer size of suite and variety of tools can be confusing.”
CNET reviews the Microsoft Office 2010 and writes;
“In Outlook, it’s now possible to turn long e-mail threads into conversations, so you can quickly find information from specific participants without having to scroll through long, confusing threads. Another new feature lets you ignore entire threads including future e-mails on a subject so you can eliminate noise and distractions in your workday…”
PC Advisor reviews the Microsoft Office 2010 and writes;
“The most visible manifestation can be found in Microsoft Outlook…In its place is a new, four-tab Ribbon that helps to surface much of Outlook’s hidden workflow power while bringing the overall user experience in line with the rest of the suite. Add to this some much needed Windows 7 Jump List integration and suddenly Outlook feels less like the neglected stepchild of the Office world and more like the well-integrated cog it has always longed to be.”
TechReviewSource reviews the Microsoft Office 2010 and writes;
“The Share menu in the Office app tab gives you an enormous variety of options to share a document. It allows easily export to an e-mail message, a PDF version, a XPS document, an Internet fax, and an online blog entry…”
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Microsoft Office 2010 Specification
* New photo, video, and text effects for creating standout documents and presentations
* New communication tools in Outlook 2010 to help you stay in touch and organized
* Makes it easier to manage things in the office, at home, or in between
* Clarify and manage your financial data with new and improved analysis tools, charts, templates and color formatting in Excel 2010.
* The new Microsoft Office Backstage view replaces the traditional File menu found on previous versions of Microsoft Office, to make it easier to navigate tasks, as well as access and manage files.
Microsoft Office 2010 Press Release
Microsoft showcases new product capabilities and announces Office Web applications will be available to nearly half a billion people at launch.
NEW ORLEANS — July 13, 2009 — Today, at its Worldwide Partner Conference 2009, Microsoft Corp. announced that Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft Visio 2010 and Microsoft Project 2010 have reached the technical preview engineering milestone. Starting today, tens of thousands of people will be invited to test Office and Visio as part of the Technical Preview program.
“Office 2010 is the premier productivity solution across PCs, mobile phones* and browsers,” said Chris Capossela, senior vice president of the Microsoft Business Division at Microsoft. “From broadcast and video editing in PowerPoint, new data visualization capabilities in Excel, and co-authoring in Word, we are delivering technology to help people work smarter and faster from virtually any location using any device.”
Office 2010 and related products will deliver innovative capabilities and provide new levels of flexibility and choice that will help people:
• Work anywhere with Office Web applications — the lightweight Web browser versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote — that provide access to documents from virtually anywhere and preserve the look and feel of a document regardless of device.
• Collaborate better with co-authoring in Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and Microsoft OneNote 2010, and advanced e-mail management and calendaring capabilities in Microsoft Outlook 2010, including the option for users to ”ignore” unwanted threads.
• Bring ideas to life with video and picture editing, broadcast capability in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, easy document preparation through the new Microsoft Office Backstage view, and new Sparklines in Microsoft Excel 2010 to visualize data and spot trends more quickly.
Microsoft also announced that it is streamlining the number of Office editions from eight to five and enhancing each edition with additional applications and features. The company also announced that Office Web applications will be available in three ways: through Windows Live, where more than 400 million consumers will have access to Office Web applications at no cost; on-premises for all Office volume licensing customers including more than 90 million Office annuity customers; and via Microsoft Online Services, where customers will be able to purchase a subscription as part of a hosted offering.
Microsoft also is preparing partners for the release of Office 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 through a number of new and refreshed readiness tools and training programs. These include the Ignite program for SharePoint, Office and Exchange; Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University; Masters and Architect Certification for SharePoint; new Partner Business Productivity Online Services features and distributor model; and Exchange 2010 Readiness Webcast Series and Demo Showcase. More information on these programs can be found at http://partner.microsoft.com/businessproductivity.
All Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference attendees will receive invitations to participate in the Technical Preview program. Office 2010 and related products will be available in the first half of 2010. More information about Office 2010 can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/Office2010.
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This information is about pre-release software and therefore is subject to change. It is provided without warranty of any kind, express or implied.
* Mobile functionality requires an appropriate device and Internet connection. Some functionality also requires Office Mobile 2010, which is not included in Office 2010 applications or suites.