Office 2010: Top 7 reasons to try Microsoft's new gen Office suite

Microsoft unveiled the Office 2010 suite of application to general public. Here're some of the best new features Office 2010 has to offer: Outlook Social Connector. you can get a people-centric view of e-mail and see most recent status updates, wall posts, photos, attachments and appointments for the people you care about most. Whether you […]

Microsoft unveiled the Office 2010 suite of application to general public. Here're some of the best new features Office 2010 has to offer:

  1. Outlook Social Connector. you can get a people-centric view of e-mail and see most recent status updates, wall posts, photos, attachments and appointments for the people you care about most. Whether you like Facebook, Windows Live, LinkedIn or MySpace, OSC gives you an aggregated view into your social networking life.
  2. Linked Notes in OneNote. lets you "dock" OneNote to the side of your computer screen, take notes on a presentation, and map those notes in presentation you've just seen.
  3. Sparklines in Excel. can make your numbers and figures even more exciting. Sparklines are charts that fit into a single cell to show a trend at-a-glance.
  4. Photo editing in Word. built-in photo editing features, make it easier than ever to import snapshots from Web, edit them, and add visual effects in your document.
  5. Video and broadcast capabilities in PowerPoint. People are using multimedia more than ever to communicate ideas. PowerPoint 2010 gives video a first-class seat, with option to embed video directly in presentations and add stylistic effects. PowerPoint also has a great new broadcast feature, where you can present a slideshow with dynamic transitions and animations to an audience of one or 100, clear across the other side of the world – even if your audience doesn't have PowerPoint.
  6. Office Web Apps help you work on your documents from virtually anywhere, using Windows Live SkyDrive.
  7. A Ribbon you can personalize. lets you access your favorite commands quickly, and customize or create tabs to match your individual work style.

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