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What's New in Microsoft Office 2010?

Microsoft Office 2010 officially hit the beta channels last week, and the crew at Lifehacker has spent some time getting acquainted with it. According to their early judgment, the newest version doesn't make the leap that Office 2007 made from 2003, or even that Windows 7 made from Vista, but there are enough little tweaks and improvements to keep things interesting.

Some of the changes are unsurprising: integration with Windows 7's new task bar; support for jump lists; and porting the ribbon interface to Outlook. Others are unexpected but welcome enhancements that make 2010 a worthy upgrade from the drastic face-lift of Office 2007. The improved "file" menu puts common actions up front and all but eliminates submenus, while paste preview offers live previews as well as a pop-up menu of pasting and formatting options. The updated software also includes improved online sharing features and adjustments aimed at power users.

To see some screenshots of the Office beta in action, and to read more about the new features, hit the source link below. Of course, you can always get your own hands-on time, too, by heading over to Microsoft and downloading the beta of Office 2010. For now, it's free to download, but it will expire, at which point you'll have to pony up for a proper commercial version. [From: Lifehacker]

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