Microsoft Office 2010 Engineering

The official blog of the Microsoft Office product development group

October, 2009

  • The Magic of Background Removal

    Hi, I’m Tucker Hatfield and I’m a Program Manager on the Office Graphics team. Pictures are great – worth 1,000 words they say – so it’s a great idea to use them to spice up a document or add some flair to a presentation. The problem is that they usually...
  • New Ways to Try and Buy Microsoft Office 2010

    We’re thrilled about the growing number of people who are using Microsoft Office every day to get things done at work, at home, at school and on the go. For instance: 500 million people worldwide use Microsoft Office From July, 2008 through June, 2009...
  • Enabling password rules for Office 2010

    Hi, my name is Alan Myrvold, and I am a security tester on the Office Trustworthy Computing Team (TWC). This post introduces the new password rules feature in Office 2010. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint have been able to password protect documents for...
  • Introducing Visio 2010

    Visio 2010 brings many new features that make Visio more powerful and easier to use. This post gives a few quick highlights on Visio 2010, along with links to more detailed posts on the Visio team’s official blog . One of the first things users of...
  • Designing With Customers in Mind

    Office 2010 User Research & Design My name is Shawn Lipstein and I work in Microsoft’s Office Design Group (ODG) as a User Experience Research Lead. I wanted to take the opportunity in today’s post to both introduce ODG and share a bit about what...
  • An Overview of Project 2010

    Introducing Project 2010 In the Project 2010 client release, we’ve concentrated on making it easier to get started, easier to plan, and easier to report. This post gives a few quick highlights of Project 2010 and you can find more detailed posts on...
  • UX Research Tools and Techniques

    Hi, let us introduce ourselves. I’m Tim Weber (UX Researcher) and I’m Tricia Fejfar (UX Research Manager) in the Office Design Group (ODG). As Shawn indicated in his “ Designing with Customers in Mind ” post, ODG includes UX Researchers who work to understand...
  • Functions and Solver Improvements in Excel 2010

    There have been several improvements made in Excel 2010 to the function library and the Solver add-in. The function improvements have been made to address issues reported in academic papers as well as customer feedback. To quote the Excel team blog :...
  • Access Web Databases and The Access Show

    Greetings Office Engineering readers—Clint here from the Access program management team. In partnership with Channel 9 the Access team is launching a new show called The Access Show . It will feature Ryan McMinn, myself and others from the team. We will...
  • Bloggers to Experience Olympic Games Live from Vancouver

    On February 11, all eyes will be on Vancouver, British Columbia as we watch top athletes compete for the gold in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. To show what people can do with Office 2010, Microsoft is launching a new contest that will give two ‘blogathletes...
  • Introducing the Business Connectivity Services Team Blog

    SharePoint Conference 2009 is underway and the Business Connectivity Services (BCS) team is getting ready to talk about the new capabilities in SharePoint 2010 that we’ve been working on. Taken from Brad Stevenson’s overview post: “BCS is an evolution...