I was out of town and had to miss the excitement of blogging about the launch of the Office Technical Preview yesterday. Lucky me, today I have tons of links and trackbacks to other blog posts to share!
Yesterday, Stephen Elop announced the technical preview milestone for Microsoft Office 2010 at the WorldWide Partner Conference.
From the Press Pass:
Office 2010 and related products will deliver innovative capabilities and provide new levels of flexibility and choice that will help people:
Read more here: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2009/jul09/07-13Office2010WPCPR.mspx
Read more details at John Durant’s great post.
Read more details at Paul Andrew’s post and at the Developer Sneak peek video:
Availability to the Technical Preview program is “by invitation only” and is not broadly available to the public. There is a waitlist you can sign up for, found here.
I’ll keep updating this blog entry as I hear more.
I'm trying to locate a list wii all the news in Excel on a detailed level. The same case is also for the Ribbon UI.
Thanks in advance,
When will a developer map for teh 2010 Microsoft Office System be available?
I think making the Ribbon more flexible will be a major step forward. It confuses so many newbies that I train.
Also, we need to get better output into HTML.
I would prefer if they dropped the Blogging option completely and got the Save as HTML right.
John also mentions that "For example, in Word, if the user performs a certain authoring operation or enters text in a Content Control, you can activate a custom tab on the Ribbon that shows the user further options and commands that relate to the operation they are executing in the document."
Again, sounds like a smart idea but can I suggest that MS balance new features v clogging the UI with too many options.
FWIW - most of my clients still use Word 2003.
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Great posts, loved reading it, thanks! Remarkable post,
One note is connected to outlook 2010, but in the read pane I recieve an info bar message indicating that thier arent any previewers installed.
any Ideas, and if so; where do I download this add-in.
Thanks for the information.
I have a list and i am trying to find away so that the item gets locked when it is in edit mode, just as we have for Document library ( Check in /out), so that others are aware that Item is in use. Does sharepoint provide Lock feature for an item in a list? Probably by integrating with office 2010?