Microsoft Office 2010

Office 2010! It'll be coming out very soon. I'm excited to see what new innovations Microsoft is throwing at us this time. You can go and download the beta version for yourself here:

Try it out, let me know what you think! Here are five things I'm particularly happy about:
  1. You don't need to upgrade your computer. If it worked with Office 2007, it'll work with Office 2010.
  2. The ribbon can be easily customized now - you don't need to know any fancy programming! You can change around the default tabs to meet your needs, and you can add in new tabs of your own.
  3. You can broadcast your PowerPoint presentations over the Internet to share with someone else, even if they don't have PowerPoint on their computer.
  4. Excel now has the ability to create little charts within a single cell - really, really cool! Take a look here:
  5. For students like myself who make extensive use of OneNote: there is a web application available that allows you to store your notes online and access them while you're away from your home computer. I think this is brilliant!
I really can't wait to upgrade my software - it looks like this latest release is full of all sorts of welcome surprises. Upgrading to 2007 was a bit of a headache, having to get used to the new ribbon... but this looks like it'll be a much more fun experience.


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