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Office 2010 Technical Preview: Screenshots

We give you a sneak peek at a "Technical Preview" build of Microsoft's upcoming Office 2010 suite before the company formally unveils it to the public.
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By Renai LeMay on
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Above you can see a fairly standard Microsoft pre-release software licence.

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The installation process is quite similar to that of Office 2007.

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Office has grown over the years to encompass much more than just the standard suite of Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

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Installing the suite (we selected all options) took about 10 minutes.

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Like Office 2007, Office 2010 updates will eventually be available through Office Online, Microsoft's support site.

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The starting animation for each application is suitably flashy for a new release. Office has come a long way since the '97 days!

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Word looks superficially similar to Word 2007...

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...but there are some deeper changes under the hood. You'll see this open/save/print screen reappear throughout Office 2010. Its layout is logical and easy to get used to.

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Most of the options from previous versions of Office have returned.

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Creating a new document in Word 2010.

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Printing a document.

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Multiple and easy to use options for sharing content with colleagues and friends.

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Some deeper options for the suite as a whole.

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This yellow button allows you to hide the Office 2010 ribbon totally, for a minimalist look.

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Microsoft encourages you to let it know how Office 2010 is treating you well...

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...or badly.

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Outlook 2010 feels like an email software done right. It's slick and smooth.

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Here's that navigation window again, this time in a deep orange.

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Choosing Outlook options.

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Creating a new email is a breeze.

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The navigation box even pops up for settings for individual emails.

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The full suite when installed.

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Microsoft Excel looks fairly similar to the 2007 version, but again, there are some navigation changes under the hood.

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Excel now has a soothing green colour scheme.

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Creating a new document, including from a template.

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PowerPoint 2010, now in an orangey colour. Not the same orange as Outlook, mind you!

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The same navigation interface reappears. Are you getting a feel for how Office 2010 is unified?

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Creating a new presentation.

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OneNote receives the pink treatment.

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Or is it a deep purple?

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