Microsoft Office 2010 is the latest version (as of this writing) of Microsoft's office suite of programs which include Word, PowerPoint, OneNote and Excel. All of these new programs will work in most web browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, but they will not work in the Opera operating system.
This latest version of Microsoft Office became available to the public in June of 2010 and is the first version of Office were the volume license editions require a product key code for activation.
Microsoft has enhanced the features of this new version that give the product plenty to be excited about. There were three things that Microsoft focused on most. First of all, they have made it so that work flows are much more efficient and secondly, they have integrated the programs to work online through most browsers so that your work can be available to you anywhere in the world and third, they have made collaboration with other people's work much easier than it ever was before.
According to Microsoft, the new Office 2010 will now allow you to not only use your PC, but also your phone and the internet to adjoin your projects more efficiently. Though Google Docs has been the number one online spread sheet creator, the new 2010 web browser integrated Excel might just give Google Docs a run for it's money.
The Ribbon, a program that Microsoft introduced in the 2007 version of Office, continues to keep the features you use most at the top of the page you are working on, but in the new 2010 version, you will be able to access the Ribbon in every application in the Suite with tabs and features relevant to the context of your work to ensure that you get the most out of each program.
For example, in Microsoft Outlook you can quickly create team meetings, choose a folder to move your threads to and forward messages with subjects that have been previously created to the recipients you specify.
In the Excel program, you can access formulas by simply flipping through tabs, insert charts and diagrams and import data quickly from sources you connect to. It is very handy to be able to access the functions you use most with such ease, and Microsoft has clearly done it's research in making the most out of the Ribbons of each application.