Benefits of Microsoft® Office® 2010
Discuss the benefits and features of Microsoft Office 2010 in comparison with Microsoft Office 2007.
After the huge success and acceptability of Office Suite 2007, the Microsoft has come up with its new Office suite that is Microsoft Office 2010. As compared to its earlier versions, the Microsoft Office 2010 has been equipped with much more advanced and useful features. The best thing about Microsoft Office 2010 is that it is extremely easy to use and even a computer beginner can operate it very comfortably. Let us have a look at some of the major Microsoft Office 2010 benefits, compare it with Microsoft Office 2007 and what major advancements have been made in this latest release.
The following points will inform you about major Microsoft Office 2010 benefits, its comparison with Microsoft Office 2007 are:
- Benefits of Microsoft Office 2010
- Comparison between Microsoft Office 2007 and Microsoft Office 2010
- Advancements made in Microsoft Office 2010
Benefits of Office 2010
The Microsoft Office Suite 2010 includes extended support to file formats and updates to user interface. The Microsoft Office 2010 aims at catering to the needs of people who need to do tasks in huge numbers. With the release of Microsoft Office 2010, free online versions have also been made available for Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote. All of these work on most of the major web browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari. One of the best Microsoft Office 2010 benefits is that all applications in the suite feature Ribbon, including Publisher, OneNote, Outlook, SharePoint, InfoPath and Workspace.
Comparison between Microsoft Office 2007 and Microsoft Office 2010
If you were using Microsoft Office 2007 before, then you will be amazed to know that the system requirements for both the versions are almost same. Both of them need 500 MHz computer processor and 256 MB of RAM. But because of the added and advanced features, Microsoft Office 2010 needs 3 GB of hard disk space, as compared to 2 GB for Microsoft Office 2007. In addition to that, the user interface of Microsoft Office 2010 is more user friendly than that of Microsoft Office 2007 and the newer version also includes the Ribbon feature, which is a much sought after feature for the avid computer users.
Some of the new features included in the Microsoft Office Suite are background removal tool, screen capture tool, protected document mode, author permissions and new SmartArt templates. The Office Button of the 2007 version has been replaced with the menu button which leads to the Backstage view. The Microsoft Office 2010 also includes a new feature known as Outlook Social Connector, that allows you to connect with and receive updated from your social network site right within your Outlook. At present, this feature is supported only by Facebook, MySpace, Windows Live Messenger and LinkedIn.