Office 2010: New features

by Shijaz Abdulla on 01.01.2010 at 13:56

I’ve been using the Office 2010 Technical Preview and the Beta for quite some time now. In this post, I share 10 new features in Office 2010 that I like.

  1. Video Editing features in Powerpoint

    You can now easily trim a video (i.e. play only a section of a video) or transform it in Powerpoint, without the need for any third-party tools.

    Right click on video, choose Trim Video.

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    Choose Start and End points for the video.
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    Transform the video using any 3D/bevel option.

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    You can also add a reflection on your video!
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    Run the presentation, the video plays as trimmed and automatically transformed/rendered as you selected, and the reflection also changes depending on the motion in the video!
     

  2. Insert Screenshot

    You can now insert a screenshot of any application that is currently running on your PC without having to hit PRINT SCREEN.

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  3. Ribbon Interface in Outlook

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  4. Conversation view in Outlook

    Makes it easy to group messages with the same subject (conversation). Also makes it easy to ignore or trash “conversations” with one click. 🙂

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  5. Artistic Effects

    Can even make your clipart and photographs look like oil paintings, pastels, pencil sketches and more.

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  6. Protected View
    For documents that originated from the Internet.

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  7. Show/Hide the Office Ribbon (toolbar)
    You can minimize the Office Ribbon when you need some extra space by clicking the show/hide button marked in red.

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  8. Backstage View
    This has replaced the Office menu. When you click the File tab, you are taken to a “Backstage”, where you can view and control properties for the document.

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  9. Social Networking capability in Outlook

    Leverages functionality from SharePoint and Exchange Server and displays photographs and social networking information for all individuals involved in an email conversation.

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  10. Smart tags in Outlook

    Lets you quickly see ways in which you can interact with a user (instant messaging, phone numbers, email),  his picture, profile, organizational information, etc. Very handy – and fully integrates with Office Communicator and SharePoint.

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There are lots of other new features in Office 2010, this is just a preview of 10 features that I like. To get updates from my blog, subscribe with RSS or subscribe by email or get Windows Live Alerts.

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