Announcing Office 2010 Beta Availability

Today is an exciting day! At PDC we announced the availability of the public betas of Microsoft Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, Visio 2010, Project 2010 and Office Web Apps for business customers. If you’d like to be one of the millions of people who try, test and give feedback on the latest and greatest,…

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Office 2010 Reaches RTM!

I am very excited to share some great news with you. Earlier today we reached the release-to-manufacturing (RTM) milestone for Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010 and Project 2010! RTM is the final engineering milestone of a product release and our engineering team has poured their heart and soul into reaching this milestone. It is…

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Tell us what you think about Office 2010 (Technical Preview)

Using Office 2010, have something you want to tell Office?  Maybe you’re having trouble finding something in the UI or have a specific suggestion on how we can improve a feature.  Or, maybe there’s something you love and you want to make sure we know about it so that we keep it in the product….

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Click-to-Run: Delivering Office in the 21st Century

Introducing Click-to-Run If you’re the type of person who likes to test-drive the latest and greatest software (or you’re the type of person who reads an Office Engineering blog…), then you’re probably familiar with the pain that can be part of trying out new software for the first time. My name is Paul Barr, Lead…

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New Ways to Try and Buy Microsoft Office 2010

We’re thrilled about the growing number of people who are using Microsoft Office every day to get things done at work, at home, at school and on the go. For instance: 500 million people worldwide use Microsoft Office From July, 2008 through June, 2009 – Office 2007 experienced 92% year over year growth in trials,…

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Making the Ribbon Mine

Hello, my name is Melissa Kerr and I am a Program Manager on the Office User Experience team. Today I’m introducing the era of “This is your Ribbon!”, made possible by the new Ribbon customization feature available in Office 2010. Ribbon customization is available across all Office 2010 client applications, and allows you to create…

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Office 2010: Visuals and Branding

Hello, I’m Keri Vandeberghe and I work in Microsoft’s Office Design Group (ODG) as a User Experience Designer. I would like to share the story behind the visual approach and brand integration for Office 2010. I’ll give you a behind the scenes look at the philosophy that led us to the current design direction. Philosophy…

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Volume Activation

Hi, I’m Ted Way, a Program Manager on the Licensing team. Ever enter a 25-character key when you installed Office? That’s us. I’m looking forward to sharing how we’re helping administrators worry less about key management and seamlessly integrate Windows and Office activation in the enterprise. Starting in Office 2010, all volume editions of Office…

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Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2010

Business Contact Manager is a powerful contact and customer information management feature of Outlook. The new version of Business Contact Manager (BCM) for Outlook 2010 is far more powerful and flexible than BCM for Outlook 2007. Manage your business contacts, track opportunities through the sales cycle, send personalized marketing campaigns, and organize your business projects….

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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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