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.
- 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.
Transform the video using any 3D/bevel option.
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!
- Insert Screenshot
You can now insert a screenshot of any application that is currently running on your PC without having to hit PRINT SCREEN.
- Ribbon Interface in Outlook
- 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. 🙂
- Artistic Effects
Can even make your clipart and photographs look like oil paintings, pastels, pencil sketches and more.
- Protected View
For documents that originated from the Internet.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.