Microsoft Office Professional 2010 - 1 User-2 PC [Download]
Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, and OneNote. Organize projects, manage finances and build a better way to do business with tools from Microsoft Office Professional 2010. Exchange ideas with customers and business partners remotely with Web Apps - it's another way you can stay connected to your business wherever you are. Plus, build professional databases and marketing materials with dynamic do-it-yourself tools in Access 2010 and Publisher 2010 available ONLY with Office Professional 2010.
You don't have to be a database expert to manage your business information like a pro. Track inventory, customer information and data trends with ready-to-use templates in Microsoft Access 2010.
Your marketing is in great hands-your own, with Microsoft Publisher 2010. Now you can create engaging brochures, newsletters and emails cost-effectively.
Whether you're working at the office or on the road, Microsoft Outlook 2010 helps you communicate with important contacts, manage email conversations and monitor your schedule from your PC or remotely.
Gather a wealth of business information and resources all in one spot with OneNote 2010. Post, share and edit notes with coworkers online so everyone can work at the same time with real-time updates.
Wow clients with an innovative presentation. Get ideas down fast with ready-made templates, new photo- and video-editing features and eye-catching transitions all with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
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Great upgrade in most programs. Disappointing changes in Publisher.Jun 18, 2010
I've had an opportunity to use Office 2010 Beta edition for a couple of months now and now that I see the full, final, edition I can say that this is a very worthwhile upgrade, except or Publisher. First things first, I am not a techie. I am someone who uses Word, Excel and PowerPoint on a very regular basis, who really liked some of the changes in Office 2007 but who thought some things needed tweaking, so when given the opportunity for the beta edition I jumped on it and have not been disappointed. Office 2010 is to Office 2007 what Windows 7 was to Vista; that is, there are not many breakthrough, drastically different features, but a whole lot of polishing and cleanup to make it easier and more efficient. Overall, the program seems to run faster, incorporates many of the most commonly used options and makes them more accessible (eliminating many dialog boxes and tabs) and allows for more customization.
At first glance it looks very much like its predecessor, the ribbon is back and it is now also found on OneNote. There are plenty of sites that will give you a play-by-play on all the features available in this new version, so I'm just going to mention some of the biggest improvements that I've seen.
Improvements: 1) The biggest change is the addition of the web apps. It may not be a true direct competitor to google docs, but it allows for easier sharing of documents, as well as making your documents more accessible. 2) The ribbon is back and it now includes the "File" option and a new feature called "Backstage view." Backstage view incorporates the most commonly used actions in one place (yay! no more dialog boxes with tabs). You get the usual open, save and print, but you also get several templates for new documents, print layouts and ways to share your work, all without dialog boxes and tabs, everything is much more easily accessible. 3) Another new feature is that the ribbon is now customizable so you can organize it according to your needs. 4) There is a Paste Preview which lets you switch between paste options so you can make sure that your work will be formatted correctly.
Negatives: 1) Publisher doesn't add enough to make paying for the Professional version worthwhile. There is certainly some eye-candy, but the most useful tools are missing.
Changes in PowerPoint. You can now edit video directly on PowerPoint. You can trim a video, add effects, fades and even triggers for animations for the presentation. Another new feature is that you can add effects and edit images without the need for third party software.
Changes in Word. One nifty new feature in Word is called "Navigation pane," which replaces the old document map. It incorporates minor changes in design that make big changes in productivity and ease of use. It allows you to quickly rearrange the document. Take for example a document with several headings/sections. The Navigation pane provides a list of all the headings. The headings are live, so you can drag them up or down, thus rearranging the document. It also incorporates most of the functions that used to be available in the "Find" dialog box but now they are all visible so you don't have to go digging through several menus to find the option that you need.
Changes in Excel. Most of the changes in Excel deal with very large datasets. There is a new PowerPivot add-in which works great if you are dealing with a very large dataset that does not fit in one Excel spreadsheet. PowerPivot pulls the data from multiple sources (several Excel spreadsheets for instance) to analyze it.
Changes in Outlook. There is a ribbon, and this makes for a huge improvement. You can turn long email threads into conversations so you can find information from a specific participant without having to read entire threads. You can also filter out or ignore entire threads on a particular subject, including future emails. Be careful though, you can unknowingly eliminate important future emails because they have the same subject title as a conversation you ignored in the past.
Changes in Publisher. The least improved program. There are some new templates and the ribbon makes you see every tool easily; however, some of the best image tools from the rest of Office are missing. There are not as many picture styles as there are in Word or PowerPoint; it doesn't have an artistic effects tool (such as color saturation or tone controls) and it doesn't have the Remove Background tool.
Summary: Overall, except for Publisher, this is one well planned and executed upgrade that essentially takes all the promises of Office 2007 and makes them a reality. Yes, some things are different, and it will take some getting used to; but, once you realize the improvement in efficiency you'll agree that the changes are mostly for the positive. Unless you REALLY use Publisher a lot, you're probably better off with the Home and Business version.
281 of 296 found the following review helpful:
Nice but Overpriced!Jun 15, 2010
By Michael L. Tomlinson
This version offers some great improvements over Office 2007: Customizable ribbons and the File tab instead of the MS Button (which confused everyone), combined with improved graphics and font options are fantastic!! Office 2010 combines the best of older versions (2003, etc.) with the best of 2007. It would be a real winner except . . . .
Microsoft's decision to throw loyal customers under the bus in favor of "simplified pricing" means upgrade costs are prohibitive! Don't be duped into buying the "activation key" card, thinking of it as an upgrade path. The "Activation Key" version can ONLY be installed on one computer - Ever!! It cannot be transferred if you upgrade or change primary work systems - Doesn't even sound like it be reinstalled if you have to reinstall the OS for some reason. Given increasing competition from online apps and a tight economy -- I hope Microsoft seriously reconsiders its pricing!
Bottom Line: 10% improvement - 100% cost = Poor ROI for repeat customers!! There is a reason that 80% of all computers still run Windows XP - Microsoft is not creating products that people/businesses feel are worth the investment! Businesses have traditionally found that repeat customers save $$$ in advertising and support versus finding/creating/informing new customers that it is worth rewarding existing customers. Apparently Microsoft believes that it can balance it's loss of market share by refusing to reward repeat customers -- and to claim it is "simplified pricing" is simply lame!
313 of 354 found the following review helpful:
Incredibly Dumb PricingJul 18, 2010
By J.D. Cahill
The company I work for upgraded to MS Office Professional 2010. "Surgery100 ADJ" did a nice job on the review of MS Office 2010. I really don't have much to add. But what I will add is that there is not a snowball's chance I will pay such a high price for an upgrade for two reasons: 1. I am satisfied enough with MS Office 2007 and I feel compelled to make a principled stand in not buying this product due to the price. Are the people at Microsoft completely clueless about the current state of the economy? And I don't see the economy getting much better soon. 2. The benefit for the cost is simply not there. After the Vista fiasco, I would think that Microsoft would be more accommodating with their long time customers rather than trying to extort them.
I wish nobody would purchase MS Office 2010 until Microsoft comes to their senses. I know this isn't a good product review; and I fully expect to receive quite a few "Not Helpful's", but having used Office 2010 at work, and Office 2007 at home, I don't see a lot of benefit to upgrading to 2010 soley due to the price - The cost outweighs any and all improvements.
111 of 124 found the following review helpful:
Charity for Microsoft??Jul 02, 2010
By James Mctamaney I've been an office "professional" user for years and years and have faithfully upgraded each time. I've researched this product extensively in an attempt to understand why I should pay nearly $500 to, essentially, change the background color and add a ribbon to the top of the page.
Am I missing something???
Looks like I will take a pass on this. If I see another product that is more cost competetive, I will go in that direction.
Seems like an idiotic business decision.
98 of 110 found the following review helpful:
Office 1005 - Twice the price, half the value.Jun 18, 2010
By Floccinaucinihilipilification Do the new features really justify the hefty cost?
With no upgrade pricing, Microsoft has taken a serious swipe at their loyal customers. The return on an "upgrade" has to be so much higher now, yet the new features (vs 2007) are generally frivolous toys, not serious features. Until Microsoft can come up with really differentiated new versions, why go to the next version?
If you're still using Office 2000, then 2010 is a definite upgrade. From 2003 - less so; and from 2007, why bother?
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