How to Help Your Business Run Faster with Office 2010

Microsoft Office 2010, targeted to both businesses and consumers, added a host of new Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint features. One of the key benefits for migrating to Office 2010 is saving time and simplifying the work process. This article focuses on the features and benefits of Office 2010 that help businesses run faster and more efficiently than ever before.

Work as a team with the co-authoring feature

If you want your employees to respond faster and meet deadlines, co-authoring will prove to be a useful feature. It allows multiple people to work on the same document at the same time, and multiple team members can work on Word 2010 and PowerPoint 2010 documents, while being able to see who is working on specific sections. Office Web Apps makes it easy to work on documents with others, regardless of what version of Microsoft Office they use.

Find what you need faster

Before Office 2010, a lot of time was wasted finding the commands you needed throughout all applications. Office 2010 offered a solution to this problem with the extended toolbar. With Office 2010 you can easily customize the ribbon to make the commands you use most accessible. You can also create custom tabs or even customize built-in tabs. The Microsoft Office Backstage view gives your team quick access to important operations such as viewing document information, saving, printing and sharing.

Coordinate all your documents with built-in themes

Another useful feature of Office 2012 is the customized theme. This is especially useful when you need to implement company branding to all of your Office documents. You can use one of the forty built-in themes in Office 2010, mix-and-match theme elements, or create your own custom theme. You can keep track of your themes for future documents, and better coordinate your documents, saving valuable time.

Work offline with SharePoint Workspace 2010

SharePoint Workspace 2010 is a great feature that allows your employee to access and edit documents stored on a server while being offline, and then automatically synchronize these changes when back online. This allows you to stay productive while traveling or during a disruption in online service.

Social connectivity with Outlook 2010

With Outlook 2010 you can synchronize your contacts with popular social networking websites. So, when a social networking contact makes an update to their profile, your Outlook address book reflects the change. You can also follow status updates and other online activities of your contact, as well as send messages and post updates to your networking accounts from within Outlook. This saves time with social media activities, and you will be able to manage multiple accounts using just Outlook 2010.

If your company is planning for an Office 2010 upgrade we have tools available that can make the migration seamless. Contact us to see how we can help.