Monday, May 17, 2010

Office 2010 - May Meeting

Damir Bersinic, from Microsoft Canada, talked about "Upgrading to Office 2010" at the May general meeting of the Durham Personal Computer Users' Club. Microsoft would like us to try Office 2010. For Developers and IT Pros, the link is:
For the rest of us, the Offic 2010 Beta home page is:
Included: Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, OneNote, Access, Publisher, InfoPath, SharePoint Workspace, and Communicator.
Office 2010 aims to offer a standardized interface (the ribbon), along with collaboration (multiple simultaneous editors of documents), and mobility (smart phones).
Exel now makes even better charts, right within cells, and cells with numbers add quantitative shading to help user spot trends visually.
PowerPoint now provides tools for editing video and photos, without leaving the program to do so.
Office Web Apps will be a free version of the most used Office programs, so that anyone with a Windows Live ID can work with online versions of the programs - a little like Google Docs - for FREE (for now)!


DPCUC Forum - Jasper Baarbe

Thanks go to member Jasper Baarbe for donating many hours of his time to create an online forum for our visitors and club members.
Use this new site to both look up information and to contribute your knowledge to the group. The new DPCUC Forum already contains many discussions about various topics: six are computer related and five topics are club related.
Jasper has included eight theme styles, with either dark and light backgrounds. Just click on the Register link (to join for the first time), or click on the Login link (to access the forum).
Looking for something in particular? Use the search box.
This site is a superb member benefit. So, join soon!