The Office 2010 backstage desktop
Microsoft has developed a new user interface called BackStage that takes over the Windows desktop. It enables users to work on, print and manage Office 2010 documents in a common workspace.
Microsoft has unveiled a technical preview of Office 2010, the next version of its Office productivity suite at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.
Office 2010 provides three ways of working. First, users can install it on their PC. Second it is possible to run Office 2010 in a web browser over the company intranet. Third, Microsoft is offering a free cloud-based version, through its Windows LiveWork service.
Due out in the first half of 2010, Office 2010 will be available in three versions targetting businesses, home users and student, and small businesses.