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Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Community Launch, I will be there. Will You?

On May 12th we are really going to celebrate the most important launch! Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Launch.  Join us On May 12th at 3:30 PM @ Microsoft Egypt, Smart Village  to celebrate the launch and learn about the great features in SharePoint 2010.

Till now, there will be more than 60 community launch parties  across 5 continents running simultaneously, celebrating one of the most important launches in Microsoft history and we are really glad to be part of this huge global initiative.

Agenda :
15:45 – 16:00     Introduction     Kailash Kalyani [Microoft]
16:00 – 17:00     Virtual Keynote     Stephen Elop [Microsoft]
17:00 – 17:30     Break    
17:30 – 17:50     PowerPivot in SharePoint 2010     Hesham Mortada [Microsoft]
17:55 – 18:15     Visual Studio Tools for SharePoint 2010     Ayman El-Hattab [SharePoint MVP]
18:20 – 18:40     Web Parts Development for SharePoint 2010     Shady Khorshed [SharePoint MVP]
18:45 – 19:05     Office Web Applications     Mohamed Yehia
19:10 – 19:30     PowelShell for SharePoint 2010     Marwan Tarek [SharePoint MVP]

RSVP to the Facebook event here.

Office 2010 Backstage

Microsoft has introduced new concept in all Office 2010 products for the main menu “Backstage”, it is the replacement for the old circle menu in Office 2007

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Backstage has new interface, combine all file management functionalities, this is screen shots for back stage from the different Office 2010 application

Outlook 2010

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Word 2010

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PowerPoint 2010

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OneNote 2010

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Excel 2010

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I have to admit it is looks nice and have different colors for each product but i feel it is too crowded for Save, Save as, Options,…etc menus it should be much simpler.

Outlook 2010 Quick steps

I have installed Office 2010 technical preview early last week on work machine and since most of my work on Outlook, it is the first product to get in touch with and discover its new features.

Outlook 2010 has new feature called Quick steps where you can customize some actions to apply on an email, some quick steps exists by default on Outlook

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For example

To Manager: it extracts your manager for the address list and construct new email with the manger in to field.

Done:

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Performs a set of defined actions on the mail and through options you can add another actions.

Quick steps easily customizable, quick and really a need end user feature

Good job Office team