Office 2010 Technical Preview: screenshots II

Office 2010 Technical Preview: screenshots II

Summary: Microsoft has unveiled the Technical Preview build of its Office 2010 productivity suite. Here's a tour of some of the features currently on offer.

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  • Excel 2010's new slicers replace traditional pivot table filters, and make it easier for inexperienced users to work with complex data sets. They're certainly a lot clearer than the old filter drop-downs.


  • Straight out of Tufte, 'sparklines' are in-cell graphs that add a spot of visualisation to tables full of numbers, quickly showing trends. You can use line or bar charts to quickly enhance your spreadsheets — and as they're inside standard cells, you can paint them along rows and columns just like formulae and formatting.


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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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