Microsoft Office 2010 Backstage Story

I hope, all those applied for Office 2010 Technical Preview, must have received, I received the invitation about 2 days back. When you finally do click on the Office Button, you’ll see something that you probably didn’t expect.  Instead of a menu, or even a Ribbon tab, you’ll see the new Microsoft Office Backstage View. While […]

I hope, all those applied for Office 2010 Technical Preview, must have received, I received the invitation about 2 days back. When you finally do click on the Office Button, you’ll see something that you probably didn’t expect.  Instead of a menu, or even a Ribbon tab, you’ll see the new Microsoft Office Backstage View. While designing the Ribbon, one of the first things we identified was that there were two distinct types of features within the applications, called the two types IN and OUT features. The IN features are that act on the content of the document and show up on the page. And the “Out” features help people do something with the content they create.  Examples include Saving, Printing, Permissions, Versioning, Collaboration, Document Inspector, Workflows, etc. The Backstage view is the solution that tries to achieve these goals, said Office 2010 blog.