Office 2010: The Movie

14 replies [Last post]
Rowdy Rob
Rowdy Rob's picture
Offline
Joined: 09/04/2006

Not really gaming oriented, but an amusing Microsoft promo nonetheless.

Matt Barton
Matt Barton's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/16/2006
OMG, that new merge feature

OMG, that new merge feature is INSANE!!! I can't wait to get this!

PPT is also getting some much-needed video editing tools. I wonder if they've managed to solve that linking problem, though. One thing I notice happening a lot to people is that the video files and so on don't get saved into the PPT itself; only linked to. That can easily create havoc when they're trying to share the presentation.

n/a
Rowdy Rob
Rowdy Rob's picture
Offline
Joined: 09/04/2006
More Office 2010 info, complete with Video footage (CNET)

Here's a link to a CNET page with both an article and a video of Office 2010. The video shows Office 2010 in action, with many of the new features displayed. Unfortunately, no footage of Excel, but there are many cool features overall.

http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-10284013-12.html?tag=contentMain;co...

qoj hpmoj o+ 6uo73q 3Jv 3svq jnoh 77V

Bill Loguidice
Bill Loguidice's picture
Offline
Joined: 12/31/1969
Relevant on Outlook inertia

Relevant on Outlook inertia versus Google apps: http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/07/12/1334246

Too true in the business world. We still haven't transitioned fully from Windows XP or Office 2003 here, and Windows 7 and Office 2010 are around the literal corner.

Books!
Bill Loguidice, Managing Director | Armchair Arcade, Inc.

n/a
Bill Loguidice
Bill Loguidice's picture
Offline
Joined: 12/31/1969
Not as good as Techcrunch's

Not as good as Techcrunch's but PCMag took a look too: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2350052,00.asp

And to answer Mark, yes, I do worry about stuff I keep in the cloud, like at Evernote, being removed someday if something were to happen to the company. Typically there is at least a little advanced notice, though, when such things happen, but yeah, the possibilities are definitely scary.

Books!
Bill Loguidice, Managing Director | Armchair Arcade, Inc.

n/a
Mark Vergeer
Mark Vergeer's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/16/2006
Cloud computing = Slow computing

For large parts of the world, perhaps even from within the US itself, Cloud computing equals 'slow computing'. It'll put a needless strain on the internet resources and for people without fast internet access or folks who reside in a country that has a few hops away from the nearest server this will mean 'dead slow unusable computing'.

Of course from the perspective of the software developer this is the easiest model, but from the perspective of the user this may not turn out to be that great.

I wonder if I would like all my personal information up there in 'the cloud'.... Being 'deleted' like what happens to Sandra Bullock in 'The Net' or to Will Smith in 'Enemy of the State' is perhaps not all that far fetched in the future.

Xbox 360: Lactobacillus P | Wii: 8151 3435 8469 3138
Armchair arcade Editor | Pixellator | www.markvergeer.nl

n/a
Bill Loguidice
Bill Loguidice's picture
Offline
Joined: 12/31/1969
Clarification
Matt Barton wrote:

Not sure what you mean. I use gmail and google calendar exclusively. Don't have to sync it with anything because it's browser-based. There are also apps with my Blackberry to keep it synced with Blackberry's calendar, which is nice.

What I'm saying is that my work is on Exchange and Outlook, so it wouldn't make sense for me to personally be on Google, as it wouldn't be able to sync with my contacts, calendar and e-mail. I'd need some type of Outlook plug-in or Google plug-in that kept everything in sync regardless of where I was. It just doesn't do that that I'm aware of at this point. So I'll be on an Office e-mail ("communication") package indefinitely. It's not a major deal, as my iPhone presently acts as the grand unifier between my work and home Outlooks, though it's not as elegant doing it as my old Windows Smartphone was, which played much nicer with multiple computers.

Books!
Bill Loguidice, Managing Director | Armchair Arcade, Inc.

n/a
Rowdy Rob
Rowdy Rob's picture
Offline
Joined: 09/04/2006
More details of Office 2010

Here's a more in-depth article looking at the new features of Office 2010, via the TechCrunch website. One interesting note is that there will be FREE (and obviously feature-reduced) web-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, all based on the "cloud" computing model.

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/07/13/the-complete-guide-to-microsofts-of...

qoj hpmoj o+ 6uo73q 3Jv 3svq jnoh 77V

Mark Vergeer
Mark Vergeer's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/16/2006
Very good job by the advertising people

Probably the only credit Microsoft can take is giving their 'OK' to this great ad.

Xbox 360: Lactobacillus P | Wii: 8151 3435 8469 3138
Armchair arcade Editor | Pixellator | www.markvergeer.nl

n/a
Matt Barton
Matt Barton's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/16/2006
Google
Bill Loguidice wrote:

I use all of the features of Outlook at home and work to track multiple e-mail accounts, keep my calendar and maintain my contacts, so Gmail is not really a good option until it natively syncs with various devices like my iPhone. I actually use the paid version of Evernote now to 100% replace the Notes function of Outlook and I'd certainly consider replacing Outlook completely with a comparable online version, but it would have to automatically sync with Outlook to be of use to me primarily because of the work thing. With that said, I do use Gmail exclusively on my iPhone, which automatically polls my Armchair Arcade and personal accounts.

Not sure what you mean. I use gmail and google calendar exclusively. Don't have to sync it with anything because it's browser-based. There are also apps with my Blackberry to keep it synced with Blackberry's calendar, which is nice.

n/a
Matt Barton
Matt Barton's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/16/2006
Google
Bill Loguidice wrote:

I use all of the features of Outlook at home and work to track multiple e-mail accounts, keep my calendar and maintain my contacts, so Gmail is not really a good option until it natively syncs with various devices like my iPhone. I actually use the paid version of Evernote now to 100% replace the Notes function of Outlook and I'd certainly consider replacing Outlook completely with a comparable online version, but it would have to automatically sync with Outlook to be of use to me primarily because of the work thing. With that said, I do use Gmail exclusively on my iPhone, which automatically polls my Armchair Arcade and personal accounts.

Not sure what you mean. I use gmail and google calendar exclusively. Don't have to sync it with anything because it's browser-based. There are also apps with my Blackberry to keep it synced with Blackberry's calendar, which is nice.

n/a

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.