Check out the InfoPath "5 for forms" Video Demo Series

The InfoPath team has a great series of posts on the InfoPath team blog. If you would like to meet the people behind the product and learn about new InfoPath 2010 features, then check out our “5 for forms” video demo series. Each week a member of the product team demos a cool, new InfoPath…

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Business Intelligence Features in Excel 2010

The Excel team has made a number of improvements in the Business Intelligence area for Excel 2010, which have been covered in-depth on the Excel Team Blog. First, the team added slicers, which are visual controls that allow you to quickly and easily filter your data in an interactive way. Slicers can connect to PivotTables,…

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Office 2010 Technology in Action at the Winter Games in Vancouver

Over the past few months, we’ve highlighted many of the new features that will be available in Office 2010 – and many of you have downloaded the beta to try them out for yourself. In fact, as we reported at CES, more than 2.5 million of you have downloaded the beta already. Now two other…

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Accessing Office Documents Using Your Phone

A few weeks back we introduced Mobility in Office 2010 where we talked about Microsoft® Office Mobile 2010 (for Windows® phones) and Office 2010 Mobile viewers (for non-Windows phones). That post very briefly touched upon how documents can be accessed while on-the-go using either SharePoint® Workspace Mobile 2010 or Office 2010 Mobile viewers. In this…

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Office 2010 System Requirements

Hi everyone! My name is Alex Dubec and I’m a Program Manager on the Office Trustworthy Computing Performance team. My team is responsible for compiling system requirements across Office, and I’d like to give you a behind-the-scenes look at how we determine system requirements and the hardware your computer requires to run Office 2010. Before…

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A Few Announcements

Just in case everyone hasn’t seen the exciting news, today we announced a new concept test prototype for Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) called Ribbon Hero.  Ribbon Hero explores a new approach to Office training that’s designed to deliver a fun, engaging experience to aid users in exploring the features available in Office.  Unlike traditional…

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Product Planning in Office 2010

My name is Scott Gordon – I am the Group Product Planner for the Microsoft Business Division. My team and I work closely with the Office engineers to represent the voice of you, our customers, in the product development cycle. How do interactions with customers represent your voice in our product development efforts? Our approach…

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The New Slide Show in PowerPoint 2010

Lately, the PowerPoint Team has been writing a lot about the new slide show experience. Transitions, animations, and video will look better and run smoother in PowerPoint thanks to the brand new rendering pipeline that ships with PowerPoint 2010. This recent post highlights the differences between this new, hardware-accelerated engine and the old engine that…

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Office 2010: Accessibility Investments & Document Accessibility

My name is Larry Waldman — I am a Program Manager on the Office User Experience team and have been working in this role to make Office more accessible for almost 5 years. When users of Office hear that Microsoft has many people working specifically to make our products more accessible to people with disabilities,…

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What the Office team will be talking about at CES

Heading into the new year, the Microsoft Office team is motivated more than ever by what we’re hearing about customers’ experiences with Office 2010. Many people think Office is just for the workplace, but millions of people are using Office at home, at school and for their small businesses to get things done. For instance:…

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