It’s still 2009, but that didn’t stop Will over at WebWorkerDaily from kicking the tires of Microsoft Office 2010 (s msft). He shares his initial hands-on thoughts on the productivity boosters and it sounds promising. Of course, our fave is in the mix now that OneNote is included in all versions of Office 2010.
Will points out that with the new co-authoring feature found in OneNote, Word and Power Point — much like the collaboration available in Google Docs, multiple authors can work in a single document simultaneously. That ought to come in handy, as James and I often work together on some documents. Lately, we’ve used Skype’s screen sharing while one of us edits the document, but the ability to work together in one place offers more value.
If you’re wondering what other goodies are in the new technical preview of Office 2010, have a look at what else Will found. Since the technical preview program is closed, insights like this are the best way to get an early look of the new productivity suite. I’ll likely pass on the desktop version of Office 2010, but I’m very interested in the web versions, once they become available.