Microsoft Office 2010 Engineering

The official blog of the Microsoft Office product development group

Microsoft Office 2010 Engineering

  • Get Office for Today or Tomorrow

    Today’s post is just a quick status update to keep everyone in the loop on the progress Office 2010 is making, as well as to provide finalized details for our Office 2010 Technology Guarantee. Starting today, consumers who purchase and activate Office...
  • Look Up Information From Your Phone

    A few weeks back we went through an overview of mobility scenarios in the post Mobility in Office 2010 . Today’s post describes how to search and look up information on SharePoint web sites with your mobile phones. There are various investments in SharePoint...
  • Understanding 64-Bit Office

    Microsoft Office 2010 marks the first time Office will be shipping in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. With Windows 7, you have the option of running 64-bit Windows on your 64-bit PC, and now with Office 2010 you have that same choice. As 64-bit processors...
  • Office 2010 and AppV 4.6

    Today, over on the MDOP BLOG , we announced the release of the next version of Microsoft Application Virtualization (4.6) as part of MDOP 2010 (Microsoft Deployment Optimization Pack).  From Takeshi Numoto, Corporate VP in Office: “App-V 4.6 provides...
  • Learn about InfoPath 2010 in free web casts with the Microsoft Product team!

    Do you want to learn about InfoPath and SharePoint 2010 in FREE Web casts with the InfoPath product team? Then sign up for the InfoPath 2010 Academy Live Series . There are 3 remaining sessions in the series. The next session “ Building SharePoint Applications...
  • Office 2010 Application Compatibility Sweepstakes

    Since announcing our public Beta , many folks on the Office team have been hard at work engaging with pre-release testers to find and fix any potential deployment issues IT departments may face with existing Office solutions once Office 2010 is released...
  • Fix for Message Size Issue in Outlook 2010 Beta

    Recently, we posted information on the Outlook blog about a bug in the Microsoft Office 2010 Beta that increases the message size of some e-mails messages sent from the Microsoft Outlook 2010 Beta. The Office team has been hard at work building a fix...
  • How does usage data improve the Office User Experience?

    Hello, my name is Tim Briggs – I am a user experience (UX) Researcher in the Office Design Group (ODG). Usage data is one of the important feedback mechanisms we look at to understand how Office is being used in the real world. Answering questions like...
  • Data Execution Prevention in Office 2010

    Hello, my name is Vikas Malhotra, and I am a security Program Manager in the Office Trustworthy Computer Team (TWC). In this post I will be covering some security changes we made around Data Execution Prevention or DEP for short. DEP is one of the many...
  • Office 2010 Improvements for Cropping Pictures

    Hi, again, I’m Tucker Hatfield, a Program Manager on the Office Graphics team with another post on improvements for using pictures in documents in Office 2010. This time we’re looking at the improvements to cropping pictures in Word, PowerPoint, Excel...
  • Check out the InfoPath "5 for forms" Video Demo Series

    The InfoPath team has a great series of posts on the InfoPath team blog . If you would like to meet the people behind the product and learn about new InfoPath 2010 features, then check out our "5 for forms" video demo series. Each week a member of the...
  • Business Intelligence Features in Excel 2010

    The Excel team has made a number of improvements in the Business Intelligence area for Excel 2010, which have been covered in-depth on the Excel Team Blog . First, the team added slicers , which are visual controls that allow you to quickly and easily...
  • Office 2010 Technology in Action at the Winter Games in Vancouver

    Over the past few months, we’ve highlighted many of the new features that will be available in Office 2010 – and many of you have downloaded the beta to try them out for yourself. In fact, as we reported at CES , more than 2.5 million of you have downloaded...
  • Accessing Office Documents Using Your Phone

    A few weeks back we introduced Mobility in Office 2010 where we talked about Microsoft® Office Mobile 2010 (for Windows® phones) and Office 2010 Mobile viewers (for non-Windows phones). That post very briefly touched upon how documents can be accessed...
  • Office 2010 System Requirements

    Hi everyone! My name is Alex Dubec and I’m a Program Manager on the Office Trustworthy Computing Performance team. My team is responsible for compiling system requirements across Office, and I’d like to give you a behind-the-scenes look at how we determine...
  • A Few Announcements

    Just in case everyone hasn’t seen the exciting news, today we announced a new concept test prototype for Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) called Ribbon Hero .  Ribbon Hero explores a new approach to Office training that’s designed to deliver...
  • Product Planning in Office 2010

    My name is Scott Gordon – I am the Group Product Planner for the Microsoft Business Division. My team and I work closely with the Office engineers to represent the voice of you, our customers, in the product development cycle. How do interactions with...
  • The New Slide Show in PowerPoint 2010

    Lately, the PowerPoint Team has been writing a lot about the new slide show experience. Transitions, animations, and video will look better and run smoother in PowerPoint thanks to the brand new rendering pipeline that ships with PowerPoint 2010. This...
  • Office 2010: Accessibility Investments & Document Accessibility

    My name is Larry Waldman -- I am a Program Manager on the Office User Experience team and have been working in this role to make Office more accessible for almost 5 years. When users of Office hear that Microsoft has many people working specifically to...
  • What the Office team will be talking about at CES

    Heading into the new year, the Microsoft Office team is motivated more than ever by what we’re hearing about customers’ experiences with Office 2010. Many people think Office is just for the workplace, but millions of people are using Office at home,...
  • Volume Activation Tips and Tricks

    Hi again, I’m Ted Way, program manager for Office 2010 volume activation . Last time I posted to this blog, I talked about KMS and MAK as two activation methods for the enterprise. If you’re planning on deploying Office 2010, Windows (7, Vista, Server...
  • Office 2010 File Validation

    Howdy, I’m David B Heise and I work on the Office Security team responsible for testing Office File Validation (codename: Gatekeeper). There have been some misconceptions about the new file validation feature in Microsoft Office 2010 and I hope to clear...
  • Office 2010: Visuals and Branding

    Hello, I’m Keri Vandeberghe and I work in Microsoft’s Office Design Group (ODG) as a User Experience Designer. I would like to share the story behind the visual approach and brand integration for Office 2010. I’ll give you a behind the scenes look at...
  • Digital Signatures in Office 2010

    Hello, my name is Shelley Gu and I am a Program Manager on the Trustworthy Computing Security team. I’d like to introduce some new features we have added to digital signatures in Office 2010. First I’ll briefly explain what digital signatures are and...
  • Office 2010 Beta Hits a Milestone!

    You may have already heard, but we have some exciting news from the Office team -- earlier this week we reached the 1 millionth download of Office 2010! This means that more than 1 million people across the world are now experiencing and testing the next...