10 benefits of Microsoft Office 2010, reasons to upgrade

Microsoft office 2010 beta just released officially has gotta refreshed look and feel, and minus many of the niggles and annoyances of earlier versions – and plenty of performance boosts. Personally, I am quite impressed by New Micorsoft Office 14 aka office 2010.

The most obvious change between the Technical Preview and the beta is a new set of product icons. Windows 7 users get jump list support, as well as dynamic icons that show, for example, whether you’ve got new mail, or if Outlook has been disconnected from a mail server. There are many other advantages and reasons on Why switch to new MS Office 2010.

Already mentioned that you can access and work on new Office tools from Web, Desktop PC or even smartphone so it adds to mobility and enables better communication. In addition, there are many new components added. Found a great list of benefits of using Office 2010 on Softpedia which explains its advantages in better way.

office 2010 benefits

1. Save travel costs by enabling your people with better communication tools.

Office 2010 helps save time and money by providing one-click communication through unified communications technology, and document sharing from within Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, without the need to switch applications. This makes virtual meetings more effective so team members can get more done without being in the same room.

2. Beat deadlines by working more effectively as a team.

Co-authoring allows multiple people to work on the same document at the same time, such as an RFP, to respond faster and meet deadlines. With Office 2010, multiple team members can work on Word 2010 and PowerPoint 2010 documents and be able to see who else is working on what sections.

3. Use Office virtually anywhere and on virtually any device.

With Office Web Apps, you can review and make minor edits to documents in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote 2010 from any supported Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari browser. All of the changes are saved and appear exactly as you intended, so you can seamlessly move from a desktop to the Web, and vice versa.

4. Gain control over your e-mail and calendar.

Outlook 2010 can help you take control of your day with conversation management tools, mail tips, calendar preview, and more. Stay better organized and up-do-date with less effort and find information you need fast.

5. Make informed business decisions the second you need to

Excel 2010 provides tools for improved data visualization, so you can gain key insights quickly and easily turn the numbers into a story to share with others. You can convey whole trends in a single cell with Sparklines, choose from more styles and icons in conditional formatting, and highlight specific items such as “max/min” in a single click.

6. Create sophisticated marketing in-house to get your business noticed.

Office 2010 puts you in the director’s chair, enabling you to create dazzling digital content in PowerPoint 2010 that comes to life with cutting-edge audio/video capabilities and animation enhancements. Your business can cut costs by reducing the need for third-party multimedia tools and design agencies.

7. Enable employees to work offline and keep your business moving forward.

SharePoint Workspace 2010 allows everyone to take content from SharePoint sites offline and work with that content from their desktop, without reliance on an Internet connection. This makes it easier for IT to drive a strategy with more consistent use of collaboration tools based on SharePoint technology throughout the organization.

8. Be more productive by finding what you need faster.

Office 2010 extends the toolbar throughout all applications, making it easier to find the commands you need. And the new Microsoft Office Backstage view (available in all applications except Communicator) gives your people quick access to important operations such as viewing document information, saving, printing, and sharing.

9. Protect inboxes from malicious attacks, so everyone in the business can rest easier.

Office 2010 provides a Protected View feature to help you guard against malware in your e-mail attachments and Internet files, as well as in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents.

10. Stay organized by keeping the right details in the right place.

OneNote is your essential “catch-all.” From daily sales figures to news articles clipped from the Web, you can make everything accessible and at the ready. You can even create side notes that stay on your screen as you move between different programs, so you can keep your thoughts organized as you multi-task.

Microsoft office 2010 is creating waves and many of you may have using it since its first technical preview leaked on torrents and now Redmond Company has released the Beta officially for public download with genuine product keys.

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jesse - May 7, 2010

AFter reading your comments I am definately going to get my hands on office 14

bizzare - September 2, 2010

wow, seems like you’re really stretching to find 10 reasons….i think microslop may have run out of functional improvement headroom – maybe its time to short them lol. All i want is for the bloody to stop crashing when you get spreadsheets and word docs and links between the two – does it address that?

amukhtar - October 18, 2010

Yeah these are the real good reasons to upgrade.


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