Office 2010 shines with its speed at startup and processing. With the integrated image & video editing a serious weakness from earlier times is fixed. Microsoft has replaced the start button with the familiar file menu and simplified the user interface in general.
In the new backstage view you will find, for example, a wide range of templates, the improved print menu, compression, management version and restore or the editing of metadata. Also new is the integrated translation function and multilingualism. In addition, there is a new color scheme, customizable menus and a uniform interface across all software packages. After a short familiarization period, working with it is much faster.
Excel gets with its slicers, sparklines and the data section features to filter pivot tables and related number series better, to prepare them graphically and to create hierarchies in tables. Powerpoint users are pleased not only about the media editing but also about a multitude of new effects, sections with which related slides can be edited together in a presentation or the remote transfer to other computers (even if no Office is installed there).
In Outlook, conversations create the possibility to merge long mail histories and make them more readable. Otherwise, the mail management program becomes more secure, and social media profiles can be integrated into your own contacts via Social Connector. For professional use, cloud storage and joint processing of files by means of locking is being introduced, whereby, for example, individual paragraphs can be locked by one user for other users. For backwards compatibility, a Compatibility Pack is offered and an Interactive Guide is provided to help users quickly find functions from the 2003 version. Both can be downloaded free of charge.
Overall, Office 2010 reveals hardly any weaknesses except for 64-bit compatibility with older files and is a clear improvement in comparison, especially in web compatibility, shared editing and user guidance. With Protected View, mail encryption and other functions, 2010 is also worth a recommendation in terms of security. We recommend using Office 2010 with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2088. myKey buyers save over 70% compared to the original price.