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Old 07-12-2009
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Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta

With Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010, you get a wide range of powerful new ways to do

their best work from more places ? whether they?re using a PC, smartphone or web browser. From

insightful updates to Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook, to new server integration

capabilities that make it easier for everyone to track, report and share vital information,

Office Professional Plus 2010 offers the complete package through familiar, intuitive tools.

What's Included :

Top 10 benefits of Word 2010 :

1. Discover an improved search and navigation experience.

Locating the information you need is faster and easier in Word 2010. With the new and improved

Find experience, you can now view a summary of search results in a single pane, and click to

access any individual result. The improved Navigation Pane provides you a visual outline of

your document so you can browse, sort, and find what you need quickly.

2. Work with others without having to wait your turn.

Word 2010 redefines the way people can work together on a document. With co-authoring, you can

edit papers and share ideas with others at the same time. You can also view the availability of

others who are authoring a document with you and can easily initiate a conversation without

leaving Word.

3. Access and share your documents from virtually anywhere.

Post your documents online and then access, view, and edit them from most any computer or your

Windows Mobile-based smartphone. With Word 2010, you can take advantage of a best-in-class

document experience across multiple locations and devices.

Microsoft Word Web App. Edit documents in a Web browser when you?re away from your office,

home, or school without compromising the quality of your viewing experience.

Microsoft Word Mobile 2010.Stay current and take immediate action using an enhanced mobile

version of Word specifically suited to your smartphone.

4. Add visual effects to your text.

With Word 2010, you can apply formatting effects such as shadow, bevel, glow, and reflection to

your document text as easily as applying bold or underline. You can spell-check text that uses

visual effects, and add text effects to paragraph styles. Many of the same effects used for

images are now available to both text and shapes, enabling you to seamlessly coordinate all of

your content.

5. Turn your text into compelling diagrams.

Word 2010 offers you more options to add visual impact to your documents. Choose from dozens of

additional SmartArt Graphics to build impressive diagrams just by typing a bulleted list. Use

SmartArt to transform basic, bullet-point text into compelling visuals that better illustrate

your ideas.

6. Add visual impact to your document.

New picture-editing tools in Word 2010 enable you to add special picture effects without

additional photo-editing software. You can easily adjust pictures with color saturation and

temperature controls. You also get improved tools for easier and more precise cropping and

image correction, to help you turn a simple document into a work of art.

7. Recover work you thought was lost.

After working on that document for awhile, did you accidentally close it without saving? No

problem. Word 2010 lets you recover draft versions of recently edited files as easily as

opening any file, even if you never saved the document.

8. Transcend communication barriers.

Word 2010 helps you work and communicate effectively across different languages. Translate a

word, phrase, or document more easily than before. Set separate language settings for

ScreenTips, Help content, and displays. And, get additional assistance for English as a second

language with English text-to-speech playback.

9. Insert screenshots and handwriting into your documents.

Capture and insert screenshots directly from Word 2010 to quickly and easily incorporate visual

illustrations into your work. When you use a tablet-enabled device such as a Tablet PC or Wacom

tablet, you get improved tools for formatting ink as easily as you format shapes.

10. Accomplish more with an enhanced user experience.

Word 2010 simplifies how you access features. The new Microsoft Office Backstage view replaces

the traditional File menu to let you save, share, print, and publish your documents with just a

few clicks. With the improved Ribbon, you can access your favorite commands even more quickly

by customizing tabs or creating your own to personalize the experience to your work style.
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Top 10 benefits of PowerPoint 2010

1. Bring more energy and visual impact to your presentations.

Save time and money by applying sophisticated photo effects without using additional

photo-editing software programs. Transform your images into compelling, vibrant visuals by

using new and improved picture editing features such as color saturation and temperature,

brightness and contrast, and an advanced cropping tool, along with artistic filters such as

blur, paintbrush, and watercolor.

2. Work with others without having to wait your turn.

PowerPoint 2010 redefines the way people can work together on presentations. With co-authoring,

you can simultaneously edit the same presentation with individuals in different locations. You

can also use Office Communicator or your instant messaging application to view the availability

of others who are authoring a presentation with you and easily initiate a conversation without

leaving PowerPoint. 2

3. Add a personalized video experience.

Embed and edit video files directly in PowerPoint 2010. Easily trim your video to show only

relevant sections. Bookmark key points in a video for quick access or trigger animation to

begin automatically when those bookmarks are reached. You can also set the video to fade in and

out at specified intervals and apply a variety of video styles and effects?such as reflections,

bevels, and 3-D rotation?to help you quickly capture your audience?s attention.

4. Imagine just-in-time show and tell.

Instantly broadcast your PowerPoint 2010 presentations by sending out a URL so people can view

your presentation on the Web. Your audience sees your slides in high fidelity, even if they

don?t have PowerPoint installed. You can also turn your presentation into a high-quality video

with narration to share with virtually anyone through e-mail, via the Web, or on DVD.

5. Access your presentations from more locations and on more devices.

Post your presentations online and then access, view, and edit them from the Web3 or your

Windows Mobile-based smartphone. With PowerPoint 2010, you can get things done according to

your schedule across multiple locations and devices.

Microsoft PowerPoint Web App. Extend your PowerPoint experience to the Web and enjoy

full-screen, high-quality viewing of our presentations. Store your presentations online and

edit your work through the PowerPoint Web App when you're away from your office, home, or


Microsoft PowerPoint Mobile 2010. Stay current and take immediate action when necessary using

an enhanced mobile version of PowerPoint specifically suited to your smartphone.

6. Create high-quality presentations with stunning graphics.

You don?t have to be a design expert to create professional-looking graphics. Use dozens of

additional SmartArt? layouts to create many types of graphics such as organization charts,

lists, and picture diagrams. Transform words into impressive visuals that better illustrate

your ideas. Create diagrams as easily as typing a bulleted list or convert text and images to a

diagram in just a few clicks.

7. Captivate your audience with new transitions and improved animations.

PowerPoint 2010 offers new, dynamic slide transitions and animation effects that look similar

to graphics you?d see on TV. Easily access, preview, apply, customize, and replace animations.

You can also use the new Animation Painter to easily copy animations from one object to


8. Organize and print your slides more effectively.

Easily organize and navigate through slides using slide sections. Divide a presentation into

logical slide groups, rename sections to help you manage content?such as to assign slides to a

particular author?or easily print just one section of slides.

9. Get things done faster.

PowerPoint 2010 simplifies how you access features. The new Microsoft Office Backstage view

replaces the traditional file menu to let you save, share, print, and publish your

presentations with just a few clicks. And, with the improved Ribbon, you can access your

favorite commands even more quickly by customizing tabs or creating your own to personalize the

experience to your work style.

10. Work on multiple presentations and multiple monitors.

PowerPoint 2010 gives you a completely separate window for each presentation that you open. So,

you can view and edit multiple presentations independently, side-by-side, or even on separate monitors.
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Top 10 benefits of Excel 2010

1. Create data charts in a single cell.

With Sparklines, a new feature in Excel 2010, you can create small charts in a single cell to quickly discover patterns in your data. It?s a quick and easy way to highlight important data trends such as seasonal increases or decreases, saving you time.

2. Zero in on the right data points quickly.

Excel 2010 delivers a new and exciting filter enhancement for your PivotTables. The Slicer feature provides you with a rich visualization of your PivotTable view so you can dynamically segment and filter the data to display precisely what you need. With the new search filter, you can spend less time sifting through large data sets in your tables and PivotTable views, and more time analyzing.

3. Access your spreadsheets from virtually anywhere.

Post your spreadsheets online and then access, view, and edit wherever from just about any computer or your Windows Mobile-based smartphone. With Excel 2010, you can take advantage of a best-in-class spreadsheet experience across multiple locations and devices.

Microsoft Excel Web App. Edit documents in a Web browser when you?re away from your office, home, or school without compromising the quality of your viewing experience.

Microsoft Excel Mobile 2010. Stay current and take immediate action when necessary using the mobile version of Excel specifically suited to your smartphone.

4. Connect, share, and accomplish more when working together.

Co-authoring through the Microsoft Excel Web App makes it possible for you to edit the same spreadsheet with others simultaneously from different locations. You can see who?s working on a spreadsheet with you at the same time. All modifications are instantly shown and flagged so you can see where others are editing and who those editors are.

5. Add more sophistication to your data presentations.

Conditional Formatting in Excel 2010 gives you more control over styles and icons, improved data bars, and the ability to highlight specific items in a few clicks. You also can display data bars for negative values to more accurately illustrate your data visuals.

6. Take advantage of more interactive and dynamic PivotCharts.

Quickly gather more insights with the ability to display different data views directly in a PivotChart, independent of PivotTable views, to analyze and capture the most compelling picture of your numbers.

7. Do things easier and faster.

Excel 2010 simplifies how you access features. The new Microsoft Office Backstage view replaces the traditional File menu to let you save, share, print, and publish your spreadsheets with just a few clicks. And, with the improved Ribbon, you can access your favorite commands even more quickly by customizing tabs or creating your own to personalize the experience to your work style.

8. Efficiently model and analyze almost any data.

The PowerPivot for Excel add-in, a free download, provides groundbreaking technology such as streamlined integration of data from multiple sources and lightning-fast manipulation of large data sets with up to millions of rows. Business users can effortlessly publish and share analysis through Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, and have other users enjoy the same Slicer, PivotTable, and fast-query capabilities when working on their Excel Services report.

9. Harness more power for building bigger, more complex spreadsheets.

Power users and analysts rejoice! With the new 64-bit version of Excel 2010, massive amounts of information are easier to analyze than ever before. Analyze large, complex datasets greater than the 2-gigabyte file size of previous Excel versions.

10. Publish and share through Excel Services.

SharePoint Server 2010 and Excel Services integration lets business users share analysis and results across their organization by publishing spreadsheets to the Web. Build a business intelligence dashboard and share sensitive business information more broadly with coworkers, customers, and business partners in a security-enhanced environment.
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Top 10 benefits of Access 2010

1. Get started faster and easier than ever before.

Harness the power of the community in Access 2010. Build on database templates created by others and share your own designs. Use new prebuilt database templates available on Office Online, designed for frequently requested tasks, or select from community-submitted templates and customize them to meet your specific needs.

2. Create a centralized landing pad for your data.

Integrate your Access reports using multiple data connections and information linked or imported from other sources. With improved Conditional Formatting and calculation tools, you can create rich and dynamic reports with visual impact. Access 2010 reports now support data bars, enabling you and your audience to more easily track trends and gain insight.

3. Access your application, data, or forms from virtually anywhere.

Extend your database to the Web so that users without an Access client can open Web forms and reports via a browser and changes are automatically synchronized. Or work on your Web database offline, make your design and data changes, and then sync them to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 when you?re reconnected. With Access 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010, your data can be protected centrally to meet data compliance, backup, and audit requirements, providing you with increased accessibility and manageability.

4. Apply professional designs across your Access database.

Take advantage of familiar and appealing Office themes and apply them to your databases with high fidelity both on the Access client and the Web. Choose from a variety of themes, or design your own custom theme, to get great looking forms and reports.

5. Add navigation to your database using drag-and-drop functionality.

Create professional looking, Web-like navigation forms to make your frequently used forms or reports more accessible without writing any code or logic. Choose from six predefined navigation templates with a combination of horizontal tabs or vertical tabs. Applications with a large number of Access forms or reports can be displayed using multi-level horizontal tabs. Simply drag-and-drop forms or reports to display.

6. Accomplish your work more quickly and easily.

Access 2010 simplifies how you find and use features. The new Microsoft Office Backstage view replaces the traditional File menu to let you publish, back up, and manage your database with just a few clicks. And, with the improved Ribbon, you can access your favorite commands even more quickly by customizing tabs or creating your own to personalize the experience to your work style.

7. Build your expressions effortlessly using IntelliSense.

The simplified Expression Builder makes it faster and easier for you to build out logic and expressions in your database. IntelliSense ? Quick Info, ToolTips, and AutoComplete ? enables you to reduce errors, spend less time memorizing expression names and syntax, and spend more time focusing on building application logic.

8. Design your macros faster than before.

Access 2010 has a revamped Macro Designer that makes it easier to create, edit, and automate database logic. The Macro Designer enables you to be more productive, reduce coding errors, and easily incorporate more complex logic to create robust applications. Increase code maintainability by using Data Macros to attach logic to your data, centralizing the logic on the source tables. With the more powerful Macro Designer and Data Macros, you can extend automation outside the Access client to SharePoint Web databases and other applications that update your tables.

9. Turn portions of your database into reusable templates.

Save time and effort by reusing database parts built by other users in your database. You can now save frequently used Access objects, fields, or collections of fields as templates that you can add to your existing databases and make you more productive. Application Parts can be shared across your organization to create consistency in building database applications.

10. Integrate your Access data with live Web content.

You can now connect to data sources via Web service protocol. Include Web services and line-of-business applications data right in the databases you build through Business Connectivity Services. And, the new Web Browser control enables you to integrate Web 2.0 content in your Access forms.
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Top 10 benefits of Outlook 2010

1. Manage multiple e-mail accounts from one place.

You can easily manage e-mail messages from multiple mailboxes. Synchronize multiple e-mail accounts from services such as Hotmail, Gmail, or just about any other provider to Outlook 2010. Improved connectivity with Microsoft Exchange Server supports the use and management of multiple Exchange Server e-mail accounts in one location.

2. Manage large volumes of e-mail with ease.

Conversation view in Outlook 2010 improves the tracking of e-mail conversations?reducing information overload?and helps you manage large amounts of e-mail with ease. Entire conversations can be condensed and categorized with a single click. And, new conversation management tools enable you to save valuable inbox space by turning dozens of e-mails into just a few conversations using the Clean Up feature. Or, use the Ignore feature to send the entire conversation to your Deleted Items.

3. Customize common tasks into single-click commands.

Create and save custom actions in a new way with Quick Steps in Outlook 2010. You can save time by creating and defining multistep tasks that you can execute with a single click, including reply with a meeting request, move to a specific folder, create a new e-mail to assigned groups, and more.

4. Make scheduling a breeze.

Conveniently and efficiently schedule appointments, share your calendar availability and manage your work schedule. With the E-mail Calendar feature, you can send your schedule to others so they can quickly find time for your next appointment. And, the new Schedule View provides a horizontal display of multiple calendars. New calendar management tools enable you to save frequently used groups of calendars so they can be quickly redisplayed whenever you need them.

5. Search to easily find what you?re looking for.

With Outlook 2010, you can easily sort through high volumes of data. The enhanced Search Tools provide you with ways to quickly find and manage large quantities of e-mail, calendar, and contact items.

6. Create e-mail messages that capture attention.

Dynamic graphics and picture editing tools are not just for Word and PowerPoint anymore. With Outlook 2010, you can grab your readers? attention by using compelling visuals such as pre-built SmartArt graphics, Office themes, and Styles. You also can more easily bring your ideas across to your readers by inserting and formatting screenshots in Outlook.

7. Stay connected to your social and business networks.

Outlook 2010 is your hub for friends, family, and colleagues. Use Outlook Social Connector to get additional information about people, such as mutual friends and other social information, while staying better connected to your social and business circles.

8. Ensure that your e-mail messages get to the intended audience.

For business users, sending unnecessary e-mail messages to out-of-office contacts, accidentally replying to a large distribution list, or distributing confidential information outside the company are frequent concerns. With the new MailTips feature, you?re alerted when you are about to send e-mail to a large distribution list, to someone who is out of the office or to individuals outside the organization.

9. Receive voice mail and faxes in your inbox.

With Outlook 2010 and new technology in Exchange Server 2010 you can have voice mail and faxes sent directly to your inbox, making them capable of being accessed from almost anywhere using your computer, Microsoft Outlook Mobile, or Microsoft Outlook Web Access.

10. Initiate live conversations from Outlook.

Keep in touch with your contacts. By using Office Communicator, or your instant messaging application, Outlook 2010 provides presence and status information for those on your buddy or contact list. Hover over a name, see their availability and then easily initiate a conversation directly through instant messaging. With Office Communicator, you can start a voice call without leaving Outlook.

Top 10 benefits of Publisher 2010

1. Start quickly and stay productive.

Publisher 2010 delivers the features you need to focus on creating your best work. Preview the built-in templates with your brand elements and selected font schemes and color schemes applied. Review your publication for design and layout mistakes before printing or distributing. Easily reuse content from your work, including graphics and text. You also can insert and customize content from galleries of built-in and online building blocks, such as page stories, sidebars, advertisements, and calendars.

2. Energize your work with improved photo-editing tools.

With Publisher 2010, you can look like a photo expert. Insert or replace photos easily while preserving the look and layout of your publication or template. Pan, zoom, or crop to get it picture-perfect while previewing the changes before they are applied. You can tweak color and brightness, choose from a library of picture caption layouts, or change the shapes of your photos, all from within Publisher.

3. Add a flair of sophistication to your publication.

Publisher 2010 delivers new tools that help you transform ordinary text into fine typography. Use the stylistic sets, stylistic alternates, true small caps, ligatures, number styles, and more that are available in many OpenType fonts that come with Publisher. You can also use additional OpenType fonts that are available through other companies. Put your own creative flourish on your publications.

4. Enjoy more design control.

With Publisher 2010, new object alignment technology and guides make it easier than ever to align new objects, images, or text boxes to existing objects in a publication or template. Visual layout guidance quickly provides a suggested location for a new object before you place it and always leaves the final placement up to you.

5. Get it right the first time.

With Publisher 2010, you can see exactly how your work will look when printed. You can adjust print settings while viewing a large print preview of your publication?no need to switch back and forth between multiple views or screens to see the impact of your changes. You can also use the new backlight feature to see ?through? the paper to preview the other side of your publication, so that your page ?flips? exactly as you want it.

6. Communicate with confidence.

Publisher 2010 makes it a snap to eliminate errors. The new Microsoft Office Backstage view gives you centralized access to info about your publication, including the Design Checker that automatically reviews your publication for a variety of mistakes, identifying common desktop, commercial print, or e-mail problems, and provides options to fix them prior to distribution.

7. Enhance your work with new templates.

Looking for something special? Without leaving Publisher 2010, you can view and download high-quality templates created by businesses and other Publisher users, which are hosted on the Office Web site. Or choose from a library of hundreds of builtin, customizable design templates. Create and share your templates with the Publisher user community. It?s easy, fun, and fast.

8. Combine lists within Publisher for targeted mailings.

The Mailings tab on the Ribbon makes it even more efficient to create, manage, and store a single customer list in Publisher. Combine and edit customer lists from multiple sources, including Excel, Outlook, Word, and more. Then personalize your publications and marketing materials for additional impact.

9. Share your work easily.

Now you can more easily share your publications. Save a PDF or XPS format version of your publication, or save a copy of your publication in your choice of several image formats, such as jpeg, for easy printing and sharing. No add-ins are required.

10. Get things done faster.

With Publisher 2010 you can complete tasks quickly and more efficiently. With the Ribbon now incorporated in Publisher, you can access commands more quickly, and customize the Ribbon to display the commands most relevant to you. The Backstage view makes it easier to save, share, print, and publish documents with just a few clicks. Additionally, new visual navigation provides a thumbnail view of each page of your publication so you can quickly move from page to page or even drag thumbnails to reorder pages. With a streamlined document workspace, you can focus on the task at hand.

Top 10 benefits of OneNote 2010

1. Work seamlessly across applications.

You can now place OneNote to the side of your screen to have it constantly available for note-taking or references while researching on the Web through Windows Internet Explorer, reviewing a document in Microsoft Word 2010, or creating a Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 slide. When you need to remember where your ideas came from, the Linked Notes feature enables you to jump right to the source of your information with just a click.

2. Discover new ways to organize your information.

An improved Navigation Bar offers the tools you need to easily organize and jump between your notebooks. You can also better visualize and expand page groups to improve note structure and placement. Additionally, new section tools make it easy to access or copy notebook sections, or to merge one section into another.

3. Quickly file information into the right places.

OneNote 2010 helps save you time by eliminating the need to regroup information after the fact. With quick filing, you can easily pick a notebook to send your notes to as you insert them from multiple sources, including documents, Web pages, and e-mail messages.

4. Stay on top of changes to group projects.

When you work with multiple users on a shared notebook, automatic highlighting in OneNote 2010 provides you with a distinct view of changes since you last opened the notebook. Additionally, the new page versions feature provides a version history by date and author. If someone changes content inadvertently, just click to restore a previous version of the page. As with all of your shared notebook edits, changes sync automatically when you are online.

5. Gain instant access to your information.

Improved search in OneNote 2010 shows you search results as you type. In addition, a new ranking system learns from past choices, prioritizing notes, pages, page titles, and recent picks, so you can get to your information faster and more easily.

6. Access your notebooks from virtually anywhere.

It's easy to take your notebook everywhere when you can edit and review your notes from the Web2 or a smartphone. With OneNote 2010, you can access, edit, share, and manage your notes across multiple locations and devices.

Microsoft OneNote Web App. Extend your Office 2010 experience to the Web and enjoy high-quality viewing and editing of your notes. Store your notes online and edit your work through a Web browser when you're away from your office, home, or school. When editing shared notebooks online, you can even view changes by author and manage page versions.

Stay up to the minute and take immediate action when necessary by using the mobile version of OneNote 2010 specifically suited to your smartphone.

7. Easily reference pages and sections within a notebook.

With wiki linking, you can easily reference and browse through related content such as note pages, sections, and section groups within a notebook. Create wiki links to new content so everyone using the same notebook is automatically pointed to the right place.

8. Quickly apply styles to your text.

New text styles give you more formatting options to structure and organize your thoughts. Save time by using the same shortcut keys found in Word 2010 for basic styling of text. Or, use the Format Painter, newly available in OneNote, to copy formatting between paragraphs.

9. Accomplish more with an enhanced user experience.

OneNote 2010 simplifies how you access features. The new Microsoft Office Backstage view replaces the traditional File menu to let you share, print, and publish your notes with just a few clicks. New to OneNote 2010, the improved Ribbon lets you get to your favorite commands quickly and customize tabs or create your own to personalize the experience to your work style.

10. Transcend communication barriers.

OneNote 2010 helps you work and communicate across different languages. Hover over a word for instant translation or translate selected text in just a couple of clicks. You can also select separate language settings for ScreenTips, Help content, and displays.

What's New in InfoPath 2010

1. Quickly design forms with easy-to-use tools.

Design faster with the Ribbon interface.Instead of traditional menus and toolbars that might require several steps to complete a task, the Ribbon displays the commands in a tab structure, organized by tasks that are related to a certain activity, so you can create the forms you want faster.

Publish forms with one click.Click an icon on the Ribbon Quick Access toolbar to publish your form, or use the Microsoft Office Backstage view. Backstage view gives you a single point of reference for information that is essential to the task you are performing, such as publishing.

Create forms for SharePoint lists.With InfoPath 2010, you can create attractive forms with a click of a button based on SharePoint regular or external lists. If you have data in SharePoint lists, you can quickly and automatically generate a form with all of the SharePoint list fields, and then customize it, reducing the time to create a form.

Provide offline form completion with Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010, formerly known as Microsoft Office Groove 2007.People can fill out forms online or offline with a native integration of forms with data (stored in regular or external SharePoint lists) in the Office SharePoint Workspace interface.

2. Create SharePoint collaborative workflow solutions.

Include forms in SharePoint Server 2010 business process solutions.

Enjoy richer Web forms.Many controls and functionality previously available in the InfoPath client application, such as combo boxes, filtering, and date and time controls, are available now in InfoPath 2010 browser forms. These can be used in Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari.

Easily manage forms on the server.InfoPath forms can be monitored as a true component of SharePoint Server 2010. New SharePoint Maintenance Engine Rules ensure that InfoPath forms are correctly configured in their farms. You can also manage InfoPath forms using Windows PowerShell command line shell and scripting language, which is included in SharePoint Server 2010.

3. Build advanced forms and connect forms to LOB systems

Enhance forms with code.You can enhance InfoPath forms with code to better fit your organization?s specific business process needs using Visual Studio Tools for Applications and easy publishing capabilities such as SharePoint Server Sandboxed Solutions.

Connect forms with line-of-business (LOB) information.SharePoint Server 2010 offers an extensible architecture for managing user access to data connections and systems. InfoPath 2010 also works with Business Connectivity Services (BCS) of SharePoint Server 2010. BCS enhances Microsoft Office applications and SharePoint platform capabilities with out-of-box features, services, and tools that streamline development of solutions with deep integration of external data and services.

Embed forms in Web pages.In SharePoint Server 2010, it?s easier than ever to host your forms on Web pages using the new InfoPath Form Web Part. Without writing a single line of code, you can use the Web Part to host any InfoPath browser form that has been published to a SharePoint list or form library. You can also connect it to other Web Parts on the page to send or receive data. Also, new .NET FormView control allows developers to host InfoPath 2010 forms on any ASP.NET Web pages.
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Top 10 benefits of SharePoint Workspace 2010

1. On the go? Take SharePoint Workspace with you.

Isn?t it time you got things done according to your schedule? Synchronize SharePoint libraries and lists to your computer with just a few clicks. Easily update documents and lists offline, and be confident that everything will automatically synchronize to the server when you?re back online.

2. Redefine the way you work together.

With co-authoring, you don?t have to work in the same room as your peers to get team projects done. You can simultaneously work together on Word and PowerPoint files posted in SharePoint Workspace from different locations. Save time by editing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, or brainstorming notes with other people, and be assured that your changes are tracked and updated in SharePoint Workspace and on SharePoint Server.

3. Quickly and easily find what you need.

SharePoint Workspace 2010 includes powerful integration with Windows Search, so you can easily search through your local copies for content. With support for customized queries, you can pinpoint your results exactly the way you want.

4. Review and manage documents with ease.

Support for features such as Check In and Check Out make it easy to control your documents. You can also easily review versions stored on the server ? leaving you in control of your content. Features such as drag and drop from anywhere are supported ? even other Office applications such as Outlook, right into a workspace!

5. Work more efficiently with easy-to-use SharePoint lists.

SharePoint workspaces can contain most standard SharePoint list types, including Discussion, Announcements, Links, and custom lists. Form previewing and editing is provided through Microsoft InfoPath 2010 technology. SharePoint Lists created or customized by InfoPath will be fully intact.

6. Access and make changes to external data sources.

SharePoint?s Business Connectivity Services enables connections to external data sources ? including read and write access to line-of-business applications. When combined with SharePoint Workspace?s offline capability, you can review your external data inside SharePoint Workspace, search/filter/group it, and even make changes to the data. SharePoint Workspace synchronizes your changes directly to the external data source.

7. Get quick access to SharePoint content from Windows Explorer.

After synchronizing your SharePoint content to your computer, you can enjoy quick access to the same files from Windows Explorer. This makes it easier than ever to work with your files from a SharePoint site ? browse them in your local folders or even use save directly from applications into those same folders.

8. Check for updates at a glance.

The Launchbar is a convenient place to view all of the workspaces in which you?re a member. You can see which workspaces currently have people working in them and which have new materials you haven?t seen. You even get alerts for new SharePoint content that has synchronized to your computer.

9. Do things faster.

SharePoint Workspace 2010 now adopts the Ribbon. With a new and an improved Ribbon, you can access your favorite commands quickly and create custom tabs to personalize the experience to your work style. In the new Microsoft Office Backstage view, you can set alerts, share, print, and manage accounts with just a few clicks.

10. Share your files with almost anyone.

You don?t need access to SharePoint Server to get your work done in SharePoint Workspace. You can create local workspaces to share documents with others and see at a glance what content is new, updated, or unread.

Office Communicator 2007 R2 integration with Office 2010 & What's new

1. Outlook

With Office Communicator 2007 R2?s integration with Outlook 2010, you can now see the Communicator Contact List in Outlook itself. You can schedule meetings, maintain a conversation history, view presence information, and reply to e-mail. You?ll also be able to search and initiate an IM or phone conversation if a person is available.

In Outlook 2010 e-mail messages, there are options to reply (or reply all) to the e-mail message by using a Voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP) call or IM. In other Microsoft Office applications, anywhere a presence icon appears, users can start an IM or voice conversation from the presence icon right-click menu.

When users start an IM session or VoIP call from within an Office Outlook 2010 e-mail message, a subject line automatically appears i the call window to provide a contextual reference for recipients.

Users can install the Conferencing Add-in for Outlook and can schedule Office Live Meeting conferences and Office Communicator conference calls.

Also, Office Communications Server 2007 R2 can be configured to store a user's conversation history in an Outlook 2010 folder. This includes all instant-message conversations, phone calls, and forwarded calls.

Each item in the Conversation History folder includes the following:

2. PowerPoint, Word, and Excel

Information about your availability and status is accessible in Outlook 2010, through smart tags in Word 2010, Excel 2010, and Microsoft SharePoint server sites. This lets people see which contacts are available and to connect with content owners, with contacts displayed in search results, and with action-item owners directly from their SharePoint pages.

Information about a contact's availability appears throughout the 2010 Microsoft Office system, via icons similar to those in the Office Communicator client. Whenever these icons appear, users can pause on them with the mouse to see a contact card that provides several communication options, including being able to start an IM conversation or a VoIP call with one or more contacts.

The contact card can be expanded to provide additional information, including contact numbers, organizational hierarchy, and location.

Office 2010 also introduces new capabilities that let users work together in co-authoring a document or PowerPoint presentation.

Information about your availability is integrated with this experience, which means that users can see whether their co-author is available and click to communicate with them in real time, holding an instant messaging and voice and video session within the context of the document.

With the latest upgrade to Microsoft Office applications, users also will now have a set of expanded options for managing their documents after they have finished working on them. With this set of options, users now will be able to see the presence of authors of documents and to click to share in real time. They can also search for contacts and share the document either by sending an IM or sharing their desktop application.

3. OneNote

During a conversation, users can start OneNote to make notes with a single click. The OneNote page automatically opens with the names of the contacts in the call; if a user stores the conversation history in Outlook 2010, a link to the OneNote page is also stored there. The OneNote pages are stored in the user?s OneNote notebook, which roams according to his or her OneNote configuration.

Here?s what you need to know :
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[li]This is pre-release software, so please read the following to get an idea of the risks and key things you need to know before you try the Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta.[/li]

[li]Protect your PC and data. Be sure to back up your data and please don?t test Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta on your primary home or business PC.[/li]

[li]Uninstall any previous versions of Microsoft Office. We highly recommend that previous versions of Microsoft Office be removed from your test machine before installing Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta.[/li]

[li]Technical details/updates. Before installing the Beta please read the Release Notes.[/li]

[li]Keep up with the news. You can keep up with general technical information and news by participating in the Microsoft Office 2010 Forum (on TechNet) and reading the Microsoft Office 2010 Team Blog.[/li]

[li]Keep your PC updated. Be sure to turn on automatic updates in Windows Update in case we publish updates for the Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta.[/li]
Here?s what you need to have :

Internet access. Internet access to download Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta and get updates.

* 500 MHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor or higher
* 256 MB of system memory or more
* 3.5 GB of available disk space
* 1024x768 or higher resolution monitor
* DVD-R/W Drive

* Windows XP with Service Pack (SP) 3 (32-bit)
* Windows Vista with SP1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
* Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit or 64-bit) with MSXLM 6.0 installed
* Windows Server 2008 with SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit)
* Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
* Terminal Server and windows on Windows (WOW) (which allows installing 32-bit versions of Office 2010 on 64-bit operating systems) are supported.

How to get the download :

You need to have an Account with Windows Live, If you don't have one, register it. Then proceed with this link. Fill the necessary details and at the bottom click "Continue". Now, you will be able to select the version (we recommend 32-bit which runs great on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows) and your software language. Downloading the Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta could take an hour or more. The exact time will depend on your provider, bandwidth, and traffic. The good news is that once you start the download, you won't have to answer any more questions ? you can walk away while it finishes. If your download gets interrupted, it will restart where it left off. Once the download is complete, launch the downloaded file and follow the set up instructions.

Important changes in product activation :

Microsoft has made some important changes to how Microsoft Office products are activated. The new activation method is based on the Software Protection Platform first introduced in Windows Vista and currently used in Windows 7. Please take note of the information provided on the Product Key page that displays during the download process. Follow the instructions on that page for activating your beta software immediately after the setup procedure completes.
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