Prepare for video PowerPoint
Along with image editing, Office 2010 includes basic video editing tools. These can be used, for instance, to trim a four-minute video, to fit a 30 second slot in a PowerPoint slide. Microsoft said it has also built a video player in PowerPoint, to give presenters more control over playing and pausing videos in their slide decks.
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.