Microsoft Office 2010 added a host of new Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint features, targeting both businesses and consumers. This article focuses on the features and benefits of Office 2010 that help enterprises run faster and smoother than ever before.
Built-in themes and coordinated documents
Another useful feature of Office 2012 is the customized theme. You can use one of the forty built-in themes in Office 2010, mix-and-match theme elements, or create your own custom theme. You can keep track of your themes for future documents, and better coordinate your documents, saving valuable time. This is especially useful when you need to implement company branding to all of your Office documents.
Working offline and SharePoint Workspace 2010
SharePoint Workspace 2010 is a great feature that allows your workers to access and edit documents stored on a server without being connected to the internet, and then automatically synchronize these changes when they are back online. This allows you to stay productive even in business trips or when facing internet connection challenges.
Co-authoring feature and working as a team
Co-authoring is a useful feature that allows multiple people to work on the same document at the same time, and multiple employees can work on Word 2010 and PowerPoint 2010 documents, while being able to see who is working on specific parts. Also, Office Web Apps makes it easy to work on documents with others, regardless of what version of Microsoft Office they use.
Outlook 2010 and social connectivity
With Outlook 2010 you can save time with social media activities, while managing multiple accounts. More exactly, you can synchronize your contacts with popular social networking platforms, so when a follower or a fan makes an update to their profile, your Outlook address book reflects the change. You can also follow status updates and other online activities of your contact, as well as send messages and post updates to your networking accounts directly from Outlook.
Extended toolbar and accessible commands
The Microsoft Office Backstage view gives your team quick access to important operations such as viewing document information, saving, printing and sharing. At the same time, with Office 2010 you can easily customize the ribbon to make the commands you use most accessible, or create custom tabs or even customize built-in tabs.
Before Office 2010, a lot of time was wasted finding the commands you needed throughout all applications. Office 2010 offered a solution to this problem with the extended toolbar.
Mike Ross a Microsoft Office expert has been working in the technology industry for the last 2 years. As a technical expert, he has written white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup