updated 03:15 pm EDT, Tue October 30, 2007
Office 2008 sneak peek
Microsoft has posted another "sneak peek" at new functionality in the forhcoming Office 2008 for Mac OS X. The latest gallery details new themes, templates and styles. Mac BU officials said "Dozens of new Template designs help users make a statement and get their work noticed. Modern, suite-wide Themes and Styles also help users consistently apply a professional look and feel to their documents and presentations." The Mac BU has also announced that an update to the public beta of Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) client for Mac 2.0 will be available later today.
In this release, the File menu has been redesigned to allow for the launch of multiple Remote Desktop Connection sessions from the menu. In addition, File Based Connection Management is included: Remote Desktop Connection now manages all connection settings using connection files. There's also enhanced support for Vista Network Level Authentication. This method offers security enhancements that can help to protect the remote computer from hackers and malicious software. A new feature dubbed auto-reconnect allows the Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac to automatically reconnect to the Windows-based computer if the network connection to the remote session is broken. Finally, the new RDC supports wide-screen displays.