See what’s new in Microsoft Office 2010, document, spreadsheet, database, email and calendaring, presentation, publishing, and note-taking software.

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Word 2010

Word 2010

Give your words some added flair

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Edit and apply effects to photos without additional software.

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Organize your documents and navigate easily with the new navigation pane.

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Add powerful special effects to words with new text effects.

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Edit a document with other authors at the same time1

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Excel 2010

Excel 2010

See data more clearly

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Highlight important data trends in seconds using Sparklines.

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Clarify information with color schemes and data bars in Conditional Foramtting.

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Spend less time shifting through data with new PowerPivot features.

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Edit documents with others simultaneously using the new Excel Web Apps.

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PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint 2010

Create presentations that have an impact

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Embed, trim, add bookmarks and special effects to videos right in PowerPoint.

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Apply sophisticated effects to pictures, like color saturation and artistic filters.

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Broadcast presentation instantly by creating a link for real-time, online viewing.

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Share with others and stay on top of charges using the Co-Authoring feature.

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OneNote 2010

OneNote 2010

Organize notes in one digital notebook

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Capture and store text, images, videos, and audio notes in one easy-to-find place.

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Link notes back to their source with Linked Notes.2

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Share and edit notes together using new Version Control tools.

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Make edits with others at the same time using the new OneNote Web App.

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Outlook 2010

Outlook 2010

Manage e-mail and calendars with ease

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Streamline your Inbox with Conversation View and Ignore features.

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Manage multiple e-mail accounts, like Hotmail or Gmail, right from Outlook.

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Make scheduling simple with new Calendar Preview and Multiple Calendar View.

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Stay connected with social and business network updates using new Outlook Social Connector.

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Office Web Apps

Office Web Apps

Access, edit, and share documents3

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Post documents online right from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote.

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Access and share with others from virtually anywhere.

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Edit and work together online with new Office Web Apps.

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Publisher 2010

Publisher 2010

Create and share professional-quality publications

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Edit pictures easily by zooming, panning, and cropping while maintaining your document’s layout.

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Align shapes, images, and text intuitively thanks to new alignment guidance technology.

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Save time and have more control in the new combined print and print-preview experience.

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Access 2010

Access 2010

Take control of your data

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Make exploring your data easy using Access drag-and-drop navigation forms.

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Create insightful reports with new design, layout, and data analysis tools.

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More easily automate common tasks using the revamped Macro Designer.

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Office 2010

Office 2010

Work your way

Easily customize the Ribbon in every Office 2010 application.

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Quickly access file management tasks, such as open, save, and print, with new Backstage view.

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  • 1The Co-Authoring feature is available in Word 2010, PowerPoint 2010, OneNote 2010, and Excel and OneNote Web Apps and require a Windows Live account or Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010.
  • 2The Linked Notes feature is only available in Word 2010, PowerPoint 2010, and Internet Explorer.
  • 3Office Web Apps require an appropriate device, Internet connection, supported browser and a Windows Live ID. Usage fees and charges may apply as set by your service provider. There are some differences between the feature of the Office Web Apps and the Office 2010 applications.