Posts Tagged ‘Office 2010’

Congratulations to the winners of the Office 2010 t-shirts given away at the Chicago SharePoint User Group

Thanks for attending the Chicago SharePoint User Group launch event for SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010.

While it was a rough start to the keynote, it was great to put faces to names once again at a local user group.

If you are interested in future events that the user groups put together take a look at the Chicago SharePoint User Group events page.


SharePoint 2010 Launch Party hosted by the Chicago SharePoint Users Group May 12th

May 7, 2010 1 comment

If you are interested in attending an event with some of the most recognized SharePoint talent in attendance then you may want to look into the
SharePoint 2010 launch party hosted by the Chicago SharePoint User Group

Chicago Loop Office click to attend
Downers Grove Office click to attend

Refreshments will be served and are sponsored by

Magenic Technologies, Inc.

Customized. Optimized. Guaranteed.


Wednesday, May 12


9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

SharePoint 2010 Launch

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Microsoft Corporation
200 East Randolph Drive
Suite 200, MPR3
Chicago, Illinois
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Microsoft Corporation
3025 Highland Parkway
Suite 300
Downers Grove, Illinois
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“First Look: Microsoft Office 2010” eBook for free download

March 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Announced today is the availability of an eBook that provides a look at what is coming for end users from Office 2010.

Lots of screen shots and clear and concise explanations of the new features.
This book is geared toward the end user that is familiar with the Office suite and wished to learn more about the new tools coming out.

Free e-book: “First Look: Microsoft Office 2010”

Part I
Envision the Possibilities
Office 2010 ushers in a new era in productivity software by making the reliable tools
you’ve come to expect from Microsoft easier to use and more powerful than ever. In this
part of the book, you’ll get the big picture view of how Office 2010 improves the way you
work every day.

  • Chapter 1: Welcome to Office 2010
  • Chapter 2: Express Yourself Effectively and Efficiently
  • Chapter 3: Collaborate in the Office and Around the World

Part II
Hit the Ground Running

Each of the applications in Office 2010 offers new ways to communicate your ideas more
visually and effectively, features that enable you to collaborate easier than ever before,
and ways to access your work from anywhere, anytime. Whether you spend your time in
Office 2010 generating content, managing projects, or analyzing financial data, you will
new capabilities that streamline your tasks, add professional impact, and add
and creativity along the way.

  • Chapter 4: Create and Share Compelling Documents with Word 2010
  • Chapter 5: Create Smart Data Insights with Excel 2010
  • Chapter 6: Manage Rich Communications with Outlook 2010
  • Chapter 7: Produce Dynamic Presentations with PowerPoint 2010
  • Chapter 8: Organize, Store, and Share Ideas with OneNote 2010
  • Chapter 9: Collaborate Effectively with SharePoint Workspace 2010
  • Chapter 10: Create Effective Marketing Materials with Publisher 2010
  • Chapter 11: Make Sense of Your Data with Access 2010

Part III
Next Steps with Office 2010
Now that you have explored the new features in each of the core Office 2010 applications,
this part of the book helps you answer the question, “What next?” Because Office 2010 is an
integrated suite of applications, you can use the programs together gracefully to get more
out of the files you create and share. This part also spotlights the security measures you’ll
find in Office 2010 and introduces various ways you can learn more about the programs and
your own proficiency.

  • Chapter 12: Putting It All Together
  • Chapter 13: Security in Office 2010
  • Chapter 14: Training Made Easy

Free e-book: “First Look: Microsoft Office 2010”

Another program to rival Microsoft Live SkyDrive using Microsoft Office 2010

March 6, 2010 Leave a comment

The cloud is getting crowded.
Google just purchased a Microsoft Azure and Live SkyDrive competitor.
In Office 2010 there is the ability to save your work to your Live SkyDrive account.


Google purchased DocVerse that allows for saving to online storage, multiple simultaneous editing, versioning, and a URL to the document that doesn’t change throughout the life of the editing process.

Honestly, it looks like what Groove was supposed to be except it is online.

Here are some of the features.

Buy Office 2007 now get Office 2010 for free, confirmed starting March 5th 2010.

March 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Purchase and activate a qualifying Office 2007 product between March 5, 2010, and September 30, 2010, and you can download Office 2010 at no additional cost.

Despite earlier posting of these details on the Microsoft Partner Program and the subsequent removal of the offer, here is the official announcement.

Here is how Microsoft explains the steps:

1Buy Office 2007

Purchase a qualifying Office 2007 product (with or without a new PC) from an authorized reseller between March 5, 2010 and September 30, 2010. See the eligibility requirements for more information.

Save your Office 2007 dated sales receipt and keep your Product Key in a safe place.

Below are some of the Office 2007 products that qualify for the Technology Guarantee.

  • Office Home and Student 2007
  • Office Small Business 2007
  • Office Professional 2007
  • Office Publisher 2007

See full list of Office 2007 qualifying products.

2Install and activate Office 2007

Install and activate your qualifying Office 2007 product by September 30, 2010.
Your activated Office 2007 25-character Product Key is required to redeem your Technology Guarantee Office 2010 upgrade. You will also need to provide your Product ID.

3Upgrade to Office 2010

When Office 2010 is available in your country or region and language, return to this site to request your upgrade no later than October 31, 2010. You will have the choice to download Office 2010 at no additional cost, or purchase a DVD. You must meet all eligibility requirements to receive your Technology Guarantee upgrade.


See the Microsoft site for full details on qualifications and disclaimer.

Office 2010 Beta Resource Kit

March 2, 2010 Leave a comment
Updated: 2010-02-18

[This article is pre-release documentation and is subject to change in future releases.]

The Microsoft Office 2010 Resource Kit provides information about new features and changes in deployment strategies for Office 2010. The documentation is intended for IT professionals who plan, implement, and maintain Office installations in their organizations. New and updated content will be published on a regular basis.

In the Office 2010 Resource Kit:

Section Description

Product evaluation and getting started with Office 2010 Beta

Provides an overview of Office 2010, and includes information about the Setup architecture, 64-bit Office 2010, system requirements, getting started information, and product comparisons.

Planning the deployment of Office 2010 Beta

Provides information about assessing your current environment, planning for desktop configurations, security, and applications including Microsoft Access 2010, Microsoft Excel 2010, Microsoft Outlook 2010, and Microsoft Project 2010. It also provides planning information for migration and upgrading from previous versions of Office, as well as planning for virtualization and Terminal Services.

Configuration and deployment of Office 2010 Beta

Provides how-to information for specific deployment tasks, such as customizing the installation, and installing Office 2010 on users’ computers. It also provides information about the new licensing options for Office 2010, including instructions for configuring the infrastructure for volume licensing and activation.

Maintaining and updating Office 2010 Beta

Provides information about changing users’ configurations after installing Office 2010.

Security and protection for Office 2010 Beta

Provides information new security controls in Office 2010, which make it easier for IT professionals to build a robust defense against threats while maintaining information worker productivity.

Troubleshooting for Office 2010 Beta

Provides suggested solutions to issues you might encounter during a deployment of Office 2010.

Technical reference for Office 2010 Beta

Provides technical details related to Office 2010 Setup properties and command-line options, and describes the Office Customization Tool and Config.xml file.