Microsoft Office 2010 Engineering

The official blog of the Microsoft Office product development group

January, 2010

  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...