Microsoft® Office® 2010 interface changes
What are the prominent inteface changes in the Microsoft Office 2010 and how do they compare with the earlier editions?
Microsoft Office 2010 is a perfect upgrade for businesses and individual users who need professional-level productivity apps; but, it will take some time to get acclimated with the reworked interface. The interface at first glance appears to have the perfect blend of advanced and user friendly features. The Student and Home version of the Microsoft Office includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote; Home and Business adds Microsoft Outlook. Professional, Version gives you Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access and Publisher. Whatever version of Microsoft Office you get, you're bound to get something you didn't get before- OneNote and the web apps in all the versions, Publisher in the Professional version. Microsoft Office 2010 provides features that help IT administrators configure, validate, deploy, and protect Microsoft Office installations in their organizations. The new features and improvements in the Microsoft Office 2010 suites are relevant for business and individual users.
The user interface changes in Microsoft Office 2010 as compared with its previous releases are:
- Fluent user interface
- Backstage view
Fluent user interface
Microsoft Office 2010 Fluent user interface provides you support more efficiently. It contains updates to the ribbon and a new the Backstage view which displays the details of files and the functionalities, even letting you create a custom user interface, all within the XML schema. Ribbon organizes the commands in a more usable way by presenting them as a set of tabs. Each contextual tab points a task area relevant to a particular Microsoft Office product. Ribbon is improved in Microsoft Office 2010 and is included in all the Microsoft Office 2010 applications.
Microsoft Office Backstage view in the Microsoft Office 2010 replaces the Microsoft Office Button of the 2007 Microsoft Office system. Backstage view helps you to create a custom user interface, similar to within the ribbon, and also to add elements such as workflow or task information that is specific to an organization’s needs. Backstage view is available in all the Microsoft Office 2010 applications, and replaces the File menu of earlier Microsoft Office versions.
The Microsoft Silverlight is a technology which works in the browser and on desktops that brings many Microsoft Office experience to life with amazing video, animations and interactivity. Microsoft recommends installing the Microsoft Silverlight along with Microsoft Office to improve the information worker user experience with Microsoft Office 2010. Specifically, The Microsoft Silverlight enables better online experience with the Microsoft Office Online, powers the Microsoft Office 2010 interactive guides, improves the user experience of Microsoft Office SharePoint 2010, improves the performance of the Microsoft Office Web Companion applications and help with the process of uploading Microsoft Office document to cloud services.
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