Next Week: TechNet Updates & Disabled Comments

Hello blog readers! Next week the TechNet blog servers will be upgraded to support new features such as invisible captcha (you won’t need to enter numbers before commenting), a new excerpt view for easier browsing of blog posts, and easier sharing of posts on your favorite social sites like Facebook, Windows Live, or Twitter. As…

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Review and deliver dynamic presentations with PowerPoint Mobile 2010

A few weeks ago we talked about Mobility in Office 2010 where we introduced you to Microsoft® Office Mobile 2010 for Windows® phones, and briefly described the Office applications that are designed to keep you productive on the move. In this post, we take a detailed look at PowerPoint Mobile which now features the ability…

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Understanding Software Assurance

Most large organizations have Software Assurance (SA) as part of their licensing agreement and there are many benefits that are included that go unused every agreement period. We have found that many of the people who would use the benefits don’t know that their organization has them. Those who do know about Software Assurance associate…

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What’s up with the Business Launch? A conversation with the engineering leader behind Office

We’re excited to announce that Office 2010 is available to business customers starting today!  In addition to our virtual launch events, you can find more information below from a conversation that Takeshi Numoto had with Antoine Leblond, the engineering leader behind Office 2010.  In it, he shares some of his insights into Office 2010 from…

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How the SDL helped improve Security in Office 2010

Hello, my name is Didier and I am a Security Program Manager in the Microsoft Security Engineering Center. We focus on helping teams like Office go beyond the minimum requirements of the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL). For Office 2010, I worked closely with members of the Office TWC team. The Microsoft SDL is a security…

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SmartArt Diagram Improvements

In Office 2007 we introduced SmartArt diagrams, a tool designed to simplify the process of creating quality graphical layouts. The goal of every SmartArt diagram is to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your document and to use a graphic to convey a message. SmartArt diagrams adjust the size of all of your shapes and text…

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Did You Know?

Our friends over at blogs.office.com just started a series of “Did You Know?” posts that are aimed at starting conversations with you about trends that affect us all.  Cloud computing, mobile/remote work styles, and social networking – and how Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 help users embrace them in new and powerful ways.  The first…

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