Office 2010 Hardware Acceleration using DirectX 9.0

In Office 2010, Microsoft focused to enhance dynamic content - animations, transitions and video. To accomplish this, the software giant rebuilt the core hardware rendering engine using DirectX 9.0. In instances where DX 9.0 compatible graphics card isn’t available (e.g., terminal server, older machines…), a built-in mechanism switch to software rendering. As a result, you’ll […]

In Office 2010, Microsoft focused to enhance dynamic content - animations, transitions and video. To accomplish this, the software giant rebuilt the core hardware rendering engine using DirectX 9.0. In instances where DX 9.0 compatible graphics card isn’t available (e.g., terminal server, older machines…), a built-in mechanism switch to software rendering. As a result, you’ll notice that PowerPoint 2010 is improved in four major ways: Improved Slide Show Performance, Revamped Animation and Transition Effects, New Transition Effects, Improved Video Playback.