Microsoft Office 2010 Recently Released; Full of New , Useful Features

Delivering on its promise to release a new version of its popular Office Suite, Microsoft has released the latest 2010 version of its business application.   The focus of this update was on 3 things: to make work flows more efficient, to effectively use Web applications to make your work available anywhere, and to make collaboration with others much easier.  From what we’ve seen they might be right.  The Ribbon, first introduced in Office 2007, appears to be here to stay.  It keeps frequently used features handy, but in 2010, you’ll have access to the Ribbon across all of the applications in the suite.

Outlook probably has the most changes.  One of the coolest features is the ability for email messages to be collapsed into a single thread, keeping all similar emails together, regardless of when they arrived in your Inbox.  Lightweight Web browser versions of Word, PowerPoint and Excel will preserve the look and feel of a document regardless of the device you’re working on – even on a smartphone.  Although a much shorter training curve is anticipated in moving from Office 2007 to 2010, the benefits are significant.

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