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    Hi, my name is Marina and I am a Program Manager on the Office User Experience team. In previous blog posts, you’ve read about the new Backstage view and how it has helped to improve the Printing experience . Now I’d like to tell you about the Info tab - the default tab you see when you enter the Backstage...
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    Hi, I'm Clay Satterfield and I'm a Senior Program Manager on the Office User Experience team. Within the first few hours or so of using the Office 2010 Technical Preview, it’s pretty likely that you’ll eventually need to “Save As” or “Print” or do something else with your file. When you finally do click...
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    My name is Nitie and I work in the Office Reliability Team. My team's goal is to improve Office reliability and your experience using our software. When thinking about how we can improve Office, we usually aim to make the product do exactly what you ask it to do, but in this case I want to highlight...
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    I'm Jon Gordner, a PM on the User Experience team. As Clay wrote in his post , we created the Backstage View for the opportunity to take Office's OUT features - those that you use to do things to the whole file (rather than the content within it) - and make them a little more WYSIWYG - What You See Is...
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    For those of you who are dogfooding the Technical Preview build, thanks for all of the great feedback you’ve sent us so far on the new Backstage view ! We’ve been getting a lot of requests for a sneak peak at the design changes that we’ve been making to the Backstage view since the Technical Preview...
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