What’s New in Microsoft Office 2010: Features That You May Find Useful

Microsoft Office 2010 or Office14 will be shipped worldwide very soon and some of you might be wondering whether a switch to the latest version is necessary. Coming in four versions, there are indeed some improvement from the previous edition of the Microsoft Office suite. Well, here’s a quick look to some of the new features of Microsoft Office 2010 that you might feel useful.


1. Embed Web Videos in your Presentations

You can easily embed video clips from the Internet into your PowerPoint presentations just the way you embed Flash videos in regular web pages. Just copy the embed code from YouTube (or any other video sharing site) and paste it anywhere on the slide.


2. Save Office Documents to Online Storage (SkyDrive)

You can directly upload documents to your Windows Live SkyDrive account and access them from any other computer. SkyDrive provides 25 GB of free online storage and, since the service is integrated with Office Web Apps, you can view and edit these documents anywhere in the web browser without requiring Microsoft Office.


3. Built-in PDF Writer

All Office 2010 programs include a built-in PDF writer to help you save documents into the PDF format with a click. So no more hassle of installing add-on or third-party PDF writer software.


4. Simple Document printing

Microsoft has completely revamped the print dialog and it’s a tremendous improvement. For instance, you can tweak printer settings (like page margins, etc.) and preview the changes side-by-side.


5. Broadcast Slideshows within PowerPoint

In PowerPoint 2010, you can deliver live presentations over the web from within PowerPoint and anyone in the world can view your presentation using a web browser. Easy!


6. Video Editing in PowerPoint

PowerPoint 2010 now includes some very powerful video editing features. You can edit any video inserted to PowerPoint from trimming to adding effects.


7. Built-in Screen Capture

 All Office 2010 programs now include a screen clipping utility to help you quickly capture any area of the desktop screen. Somehow I like this feature a lot because I often do documentation or manual and now I can add in customised screenshot without the need of other image editing software.

8. A more Socialized Outlook

When you open an email message inside Outlook 2010, it will show you related information such as email attachments, pictures, meeting requests and all previous email messages that you may have exchanged with that person


  1. veena says:

    We have a doc lib in sp 2010 to support pdf, doc, xls files. Now we have office web apps installed in the server which helps to view the office appln docs in the browser. What i require is a partial download provision in the server for pdf files. So taht when the user scrolls pages, the pages are loaded dynamically. Is there any tool or way to do it.

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