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Office 2008 sneak peek: templates, themes

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.









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  1. phillymjs

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Ugh

    All anyone wants from these idiots is info on what improvements have been made to the Exchange connectivity over Entourage 2004.

    But what do they keep pushing on us with these 'sneak peeks'? "Look! It's shiny and colorful and superflous! Isn't it great?!?"

  1. eldarkus

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    agreed

    God forbid they speak of stability r improvements to Entourage.. the program we all want to hear about!!

    Themes, styles & templates.... yippie f'n do da!!

  1. rytc

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    agreed

    How about some real work on the guts of the programme, more styles and templates don't address the underlying problems of instability and flacky compatibility with Windows

  1. Terrin

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Word is Nice

    I like to hate Microsoft as much as the next Mac user. However, I used the beta of Office 2008 and I am impressed. Word is much nicer then the current version. I really do not care about any of the other applications although I checked them out as well and they are nicely improved.

    The beta was buggy as heck, but I am willing to give Microsoft the benefit of the doubt there.

  1. ZinkDifferent

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    terrin...

    "The beta was buggy as heck, but I am willing to give Microsoft the benefit of the doubt there."

    You're funny, you know that...

  1. space-e

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    polishing the t***

    exactly what my subject says...

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    huh?

    why would 99% of word users care about remote desktop in the file menu?

  1. robttwo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    1000s of employees

    Microsoft must have 1000s of employees who are in the "Useless c*** We Can Add To Our Software and Make it Bloated, Harder to Use, And Not Do What Users Really Want" department. (Know as the department of UCWCATOSAMIBHTUANDWURW.)

    Really, Id be embarrassed to be a developer for them.

    Doofuses.

  1. calverson

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    native

    I guess that this will be native, right? But the question is - will it have 64 bit extensions?

  1. Tanker10a

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Imitation of Copy

    The tool Bars look almost like the iWork Suite. That would explain why it's taking so long to finish it. They are not through copying iWork08 yet! I agree with some of the comments above. Focussing on enterprise functionality should have been the "Prime Directive"....h*** I can accomplish all this "cutesy stuff" already with both iWork 06 and iWork08. Then again the MSFT BU is comprised of Apple personel; that might be an explanation the "look alike"...

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