Finally the long awaited final version of Microsoft Office 2010 (Google It) (Wikipedia) is released. Tremendous effort from Microsoft (Google it) (Wikipedia) to streamline the Fluent User Interface (Google It) (Wikipedia) across all Office application now. Yes, that’s include Microsoft Outlook (Google It) (Wikipedia)!

There’s a bunch of lists of what’s new in Office 2010 around the internet and I have posted a few of them below that I think you should check out. Home user might not really care about the “enterprise & developer” features of Office 2010, such as InfoPath (Google It) (Wikipedia), Visio (Google It) (Wikipedia), Project (Google It) (Wikipedia) and SharePoint Workspace (Google It) (Wikipedia) (new name for Groove (Google It) (Wikipedia)). But all those other new features really make it worthy to upgrade from Microsoft Office 2007 (Google It) (Wikipedia). Check out those links below and you will know what I mean. Office 2010 now comes with both 32-bits (Google It) (Wikipedia) and 64-bits (Google It) (Wikipedia) version. The 64-bits version can only be clean-installed (no upgrade) on 64-bits version of Windows Vista (Google it) (Wikipedia) and Windows 7 (Google it) (Wikipedia), but there’s no any real reason you want to install the 64-bits version instead of the 32-bits version anyway. Most plugins for Microsoft Office such as ODIR (Google It) and UBitMenu (Google It), will not even work on the 64-bits version (although I installed the 64-bits version, just for the kick…).

Here’s few links you should check it out:
Office 2010: A Complete Overview of What’s New
Office 2010 Beta: A Visual Tour of What’s New

As I now own a tablet with a 2 points capacitive multi-touchscreen (that I will put up a post about it soon), one particular application I want to highlight: Microsoft OneNote 2010 (Google It) (Wikipedia). Check out the screenshots below:

Besides Windows Journal (Google It) (Wikipedia), OneNote has now become my favorite note taking application.