Office 2010 Beta: screenshots

Office 2010 Beta: screenshots

Summary: Microsoft has given the public beta of Office 2010 a subtle interface makeover. Check out our screenshot gallery to see whether it improves usability.

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  • Office 2010's Protected View is a sandbox that helps reduce the risk of malware propagating through emailed and web documents. It's not just for the new Office formats, either — common formats like RTF are handled the same way.

  • The SharePoint hosted OneNote Web App includes access to online clip art that you can use in your documents. As in the native application, you use the ribbon to open up a pop-up with the images all ready to add to your files.

  • At the moment the Outlook 2010 Social Connector only works with Exchange and with local SharePoint installations. However, Microsoft has announced that there will be an SDK, and you'll be able to link in to other social networks — giving you more information about your contacts.

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Simon Bisson

About Simon Bisson

Simon Bisson is a freelance technology journalist. He specialises in architecture and enterprise IT. He ran one of the UK's first national ISPs and moved to writing around the time of the collapse of the first dotcom boom. He still writes code.

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  • Office 2010

    Just downloaded and installed. Gave it the mailmerge test. Still rubbish, just like 2007 and 2003.
    ludbrookp
  • i like your honesty

    How is the "normal" and "no spacing" box in word fixed,as opposed to 2007, that and the need for the 2003 office compatibility every time a document was emailed as a file has been a huge pain ?
    nostro-52648