Microsoft came up with a new video explaining why Microsoft SkyDrive with Microsoft Office is better than Google Doc for users having the need to collaborate for Office apps.
Microsoft Office PowerPoint comes with free templates to help you create beautiful slides with ease for your various needs.
However Microsoft constantly updates their online template gallery by adding new and unique design to help PowerPoint users to make better slides.
So don’t forget to check the Microsoft Office PowerPoint Online Template Gallery before creating your next presentation slide for what ever reason it may be.
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is now live for public download. Below are the direct download links for MS Office 2010 SP1.
Both x64 and x86 editions are available for download.
Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2460049) 32-bit Edition -> Download / Details
Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2460049) 64-bit Edition -> Download / Details
Just like Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010 is also available for trail download from Microsoft website. You can install the downloaded full featured trail version without any CD / product key and use it for 30 days evaluation period before mandatory activation would be required.
However just like Windows 7, you can rearm or reset the evaluation period of MS Office 2010 too.
How to reset / rearm the trail period of MS (Microsoft) Office 2010 for without activation use of upto 6 months ?
For a non technical user, saving files is like “File -> Save” and frankly that’s the way it should be.
Since MS office was launched, there was not much of a format change in the way how office used to save data, resulting a default file format compatibility between all versions of Office (98 / 2000 / XP / 2003).
The default extension for saving a file in MS office (98 / 2k / XP / 2k3) is like,
- .doc for office word
- .xls for office excel
- .ppt for office power point
However, since Office 2007 (and for Office 2010 also) is introduced, a new file format has followed it.
- .docx for office word (2007 / 2010)
- .xlsx for office excel (2007 / 2010)
- .pptx for office power point (2007 / 2010)
In Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010, the default save format is the new, above mentioned file extensions.
Off late, lot of business and home users are facing a common problem. Their contact and business associate may be using a PC running and new version of MS Office (2007 or 2010) where as they are still with the older generation.
So how do you open a file (.docx / .xlsx / .pptx) saved in Microsoft Office (Word / Excel / Power Point) 2010 or 2007 in older version of MS Office (2000 / XP / 2003) ?
To solve this incompatibility issue, Microsoft is offering a free compatibility pack for Microsoft Office 2000, XP and 2003.
One may download the Office 2010 / 2007 compatibility pack for free and install in a PC running any of these following version of Microsoft Office.
- Microsoft Office 2000
- Microsoft Office XP
- Microsoft Office 2003
Download the Compatibility Pack
It is also advisable that one should install the latest updates for the office suite they have.
Microsoft Office Professional 2010 is available for Free trail download.
Download Free Trail
Just put in your email address to obtain the product key and start the download (586 MB). It includes Microsoft Office Word / Excel / Power Point / Outlook / Access / OneNote 2010.
Microsoft have started the public beta testing of the next generation office suite. You can now download the MS Office 2010 beta free from MS web site.
Download -> http://www.microsoft.com/office/2010/download-office-professional-plus/default.aspx
The Technical preview of up coming version of Microsoft Office, the Microsoft Office 2010 has found is way out of companies development chamber and now floating around in the cyberspace via many file sharing networks and web sites, available for public download.
So let’s take a quick look at the product via some quick screenshots.
The Service Pack 2 (Sp2) of Microsoft office 2007 is out and available for download. Many would be interested to know as how can one integrate or slipstream Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) in the installation source.
Create a network installation source
Insert the Office 2007 installation CD / DVD into your optical (CD / DVD) drive.
Copy all content of the CD to a folder under your hard drive, for example in my case its “F:\O_2007”
Obtain the Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Download the Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2
Extract the Service Pack
Create a folder “SP2” under the F drive (in your case create where you have the Office 2007 Service Pack two)
The first batch of Nehalem platform based processors are now in retail market. Few major changes since the launch of Core 2 range CPUs back in 2006.
- Introduction Socket LGA 1366 by replacing the LGA 775, which is running since 2004 with support for wide range of processors, including Pentium 4 / Pentium D / Dual Core / Core 2 Duo / Quad / Extreme.
- Only supports DDR3.
- Support for Triple channel DDR-III (1600 / 1333 / 1066 / 800 FSB)
- Support for Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (Though it was phased out with Core2 range however Intel has brought it back with its 45nm Core i7 CPU).
As of now, there is only one chip-set which supports the LGA 1366 Core i7 processors, that is Intel x58 Express chipset.
Which motherboard / Mainboard supports Intel Core i7 processors (i7-920 / i7-940 / i7-965) ?
What are their prices ?
Microsoft have released the Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the Office 2007. Many users are asking me that, how can one integrate or rather slipstream the service pack on the installation source !!!
With Microsoft Office 2007 slipstreaming or rather integrating the service pack is really an easy task. One can follow few very simple steps to carry out the action..
Create a Network Installation Source
Insert the Office CD into your CD drive.
Copy all content of the CD to a folder under your hard drive, for example in my case its “F:\O07“
Obtain the SP1
Download the Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 1
Please rename the downloaded file to sp1.exe, in my case I download the file to F:\ and then rename it to SP1.exe so the update is now at location, F:\SP1.exe
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 1 is now ready for download…
Microsoft has today made the Office 2007 Service Pack 1 public… One may download via following link, Download Details Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack…
Alternatively you may visit the Microsoft Update web site to download the service pack for your self…
Though we have heavy duty UPS and with Notebooks we have better battery backup but some time while you are working on a important word document, you dont want it to be lost at any cost…
Some time because of many reason your windows may stop responding and if that happens between a typing process which you were doing under Microsoft Office Word, you may lose the un-saved data…
Microsoft Office Word by default is set to auto-save the data in every 10mins… Which you can change to 1 or 2 mins for Maximum protection…
How to Change the Auto-Save interval ??
IBM on recently announced the release of Lotus Symphony, a suite of free desktop applications based on the OpenOffice.org open-source product.
This is to many a sign that its an attempt to make a run at Rivals Microsoft Office system market share…. Read more..
Some FAQ about the Software,
1. Very high system requirement for a Free Office Apps…
2. Not fully Compatible with Microsoft Office Apps…
3. Supports Windows XP and Vista..
Read more on FAQ Section
Quick things to note are the draw backs,
Very High system requirementof the application, as it needs full one GB of RAM to run… Compare that with Open Office which would run fine under 128 MB of RAM and even Office 2003 too… Its pretty odd to see such high requirement and who would run a free apps is expected to be low on budget and so low system configuration too like for example 3rd world education institutes or even Office computers…
Also the support for OS, No MAC, NO Windows Server or Windows 2000 support…
One can see its not fully compatible with MS office documents…
So when we have OpenOffice.org, why would one want to shift to Lotus Symphony ??
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 has been released….
It comes with all 2 Previous Service Packs, and will update all comnonets available under Office 2003.
Please read more on Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
Its recomended that if you are using Microsoft Office 2003, then you must installa the Service Pack, so Please download Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3