This month, Microsoft have officially launched Office 2010, Microsoft Share Point 2010, Microsoft Vision 2010 and Microsoft Project 2010. Nearly 8.6 million people are using Office 2010 and related programs, these are the programs launched by Microsoft counted as the best of beta version ever.
So what’s new that Office 2010 brought? Here are some of its highlights:
Better Collaboration Tools:
It’s having better version control and co-authoring tools for Word 2010, PowerPoint 2010, and Excel Web App which let you work on a file with multiple people from different locations.
Microsoft Office Web Apps:
This Office App allows you to store your Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote files online. You can access your online stored files through website from anywhere. You can access, view, edit, and share content seamlessly through the web.
Better Management for High E-mail Volumes:
You can compress long e-mail threads into a few conversations with Outlook 2010. Those conversations can be categorized, filed, ignored, or cleaned up. Its having a new feature “Quick Steps” which allows you to perform multi-command tasks such as “reply and delete” in one click.
Enhanced data Analysis and Visuals for Excel:
The new Sparklines feature in Office 2010 shows compact visual representation of your data with small charts within worksheet cells and ‘Slicers’. The PivotTables data in multiple layers use the Slicers to spend more time in analyzing and less time in formatting.
Broadcasting for PowerPoint:
You can broadcast PowerPoint representation to the audience, even if they don’t have PowerPoint installed. Its new Broadcast Slide Show feature let you share your presentation through a Web browser. It centralizes the process of ‘webcasting’ of your presentations.
If you want to upgrade your Microsoft’s programs to 2010 then first check out these:
The latest version of the most famous software suite, Microsoft office went on sale last week for businesses. With the launch of the consumer version of Office 2010 in June, Microsoft will also be releasing its free Web version of Office, providing a limited access version of Word, PowerPoint and Excel when you are connected to the Internet.
In this new package, Microsoft has done a good job of incorporating together online and offline programs. For example, you can now easily display a PowerPoint presentation you created in Office on the Web.
Overall, Microsoft’s new software gives a similar look and feel to Office 2007, which is actually a good thing because, unlike the previous version, users won’t have to go through a completely new learning process.
Microsoft’s Windows 7 comes with many advanced features, and some updates to the existing problems from the earlier Windows Vista version.
This includes solutions to the occasional freezing of computer screen, program crashes and out of memory errors.
Here is how you can update your current operating system to Windows 7, in five simple steps.
1. Prepare For Installation
First of all, shift all of your important personal data present on your computer to a DVD or a USB Flash drive. This process will take almost 30 minutes depending on the amount of data. Also, create a recovery DVD for Windows Vista, which will be useful for you in case the installation fails. Run the Windows 7 upgrade advisor by downloading from Microsoft website, in order to determine the software and hardware compatibility. Next, update your current Windows Vista and uninstall program incompatible with Windows 7.
It looks like we will have to wait for a longer time to experience Windows Mobile 7, as an executive from Microsoft UK said that the company is pushing back the launch date to late 2010.
Although the new mobile OS would bring better touch sensitive smarts but will it be worth the wait? This we won’t know until the end of next year.
Microsoft’s UK head of mobility, Phil Moore, declared at the Connect! technology summit in London, that the launch of Windows Mobile 7 has been delayed. He said : “It has been put back until late next year but it is definitely coming.”
Microsoft has announced that its Office Mobile 2010 Beta version is available for download. Microsoft offers two basic products for Mobile Office. One is Microsoft Office 2010 Mobile Viewer and other is Microsoft Office Mobile 2010.
You can now edit or modify your office document. Microsoft Office 2010 Mobile version application provide you a great opportunity for editing your document anytime anywhere. And Microsoft Office Mobile 2010 Viewer only allow you to have a look on your documents that will be displayed in mobile browser.
Those mobile user who has Windows Mobile Platform are able to download both of the Microsoft Office Mobile versions. But if mobile operating system is other than Mobile Windows than you can only avail Microsoft Office Mobile 2010 Viewer. Microsoft Office Mobile 2010 Viewer can only work easily on Symbian, Droid phones, Blackberry or iPhone. You can easily view your document on these phone using Microsoft Office 2010 Mobile Viewer. You can download Microsoft Office Mobile 2010 from Windows Marketplace for Mobile. Its available worldwide for Windows Mobile 6.5 phones.
Microsoft has now released the latest version of Windows Mobile OS. Windows Mobile 6.5 is especially designed to combine the exciting features of home PC and mobile phone at one place.
This next generation of Windows Mobile is providing more flexible and user friendly interface with the unique facility of word documentation and excel spreadsheets. Users can also enjoy listening music, sending and receiving messages and sharing photos with their friends and family.
It has been reported that about 60 marketplace applications are already present in UK market. Whereas the number of marketplace application is now expected to increase so they can be easily accessible from mobile phone or web.
The Windows XP users who are considering for upgrade to Windows 7 for them best advice is that don’t do it.
The main disadvantage about upgrading XP to Windows 7 is that upgrade requires reinstalling applications and moving personal data around and as matter of fact no one like to do that.
Because of some good technical reasons Microsoft make it in hard form but for average XP users and many businesses such difficult upgrade makes Windows 7 a hard task for ordinary users. Only the expert or adept users can upgrade their Window XP to Window 7 at their own peril. But for that handy install disks will be needed.
Now the question is that “ Windows XP can be upgraded to Windows 7 so is it right to upgrade XP”? For that answer is very simple and short NO! Read More
Windows 7 has arrived at the time when the very concept of the desktop is being challenged by everything from virtual desktops and cloud options to netbooks and iPhones.
We shall look at the eight elements of Windows 7, that need to considered by enterprises while opting for Microsoft’s latest operating system.
1. Remote Users will Love Win 7
Most of the times, employees work outside the office. For this reason, new strategies are required in order to keep them supported, secure, and productive. This is done by two key features of Windows 7, BranchCache and DirectAccess, which are excellent starting points for the next generation of improved mobile access.
For the first time since its launch four months ago, the market share of Microsoft’s search engine Bing decreased in September while there has been a rise in its rival Google’s market share.
According to web analytics firm StatCounter, in the US Bing’s monthly market share dropped to 8.51% in September from 9.64% in August.
Global share of Bing
Similarly, the global share of search engine decreased to 3.25% last month from 3.58% in August.
On Tuesday Microsoft has released its first free anti-virus software that is called Microsoft Security Essentials for computers that are running its Windows operating system.
Available for testing Since June
For testing purposes the software has been available since June, and it has now been available for use about three weeks before the company’s newest version of Windows, Windows 7, goes on sale on Oct. 22.
Security Essentials is compatible with Windows XP (Service Packs 2 or 3), Windows Vista and Windows 7.