Category Archives: Office

Outlook 2010 supports 15 Exchange Server e-mail accounts.

Steven Bink over at has found a rather cool feature in the Beta of Outlook 2010, adding multiple Exchange Server accounts from different organisations.

Below is a screenshot of his Outlook accounts.


When you compose a new e-mai you can specify which Exchange mailbox you can use in the same way as with POP3 and IMAP mailboxes.

Steven  Bink says:
“Before Outlook 2010 you could add extra mailboxes, but only from the same organization and sent items were saved in sent items folder of the main mailbox.

Now in Outlook 2010 by default it will let you connect to 3 Exchange mailboxes maximum, in or outside default Exchange organization.

But Group Policy settings (GPO) for Outlook 2010 can change this maximum behaviour from 1 to 15 (!).”

I personally won’t use this but it’s a rather handy feature for some users with multiple Exchange Mailboxes.

Office 2010 Beta 2 now on TechNet and MSDN

The 2nd Beta of the Office 2010 suite appeared on TechNet and MSDN last night. is reporting that the public beta could be available this week after a tweet on the Office Twitter account, there is also a follow up post hints at possible social network integration in Outlook. This sounds interesting but I fail to see the point at present.

Those that have TechNet Plus and MSDN subscriptions feel free to download it now and have a play.

Below are a few screenshots
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Office 2010 The Movie

According to the Office 2010 Beta will be released to a private beta group along with an announcement of the “Release to Manufacturing” of Windows 7. It’s believed the Beta won’t be too different from the leaked “Technical Preview”.

Microsoft also released a teaser on their “Office 2010 The Movie” website. I personally like the Hollywood style that’s being used for this teaser.

Below is the a teaser from their website.

Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview screenshots

Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview has officially been leaked onto the internet. Showing the first look at the technical preview of the next big version of Microsoft Office.

Available in both 32-bit and 64-bit, possibly available on the same disc on launch, the newest Office release fits smoothly into Microsoft next big operating system, Windows 7. The ribbon is commonly used across all the Office applications to give users a better and easier navigation.

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Office 2010 screenshots emerge

Office 2010, the next version of Microsoft’s successful office programs suite, has been in closed testing for a while now. With a public beta expected later in the year, development is stepping up before the program, previously dubbed Office 14, is finally let out into the wild.

Earlier this year we posted some screenshots of alpha builds of Word and Excel, and just over a week ago Zack Whittaker posted some new screenshots on his iGeneration blog.

Here are some images of the new about screen of Office and screenshots of the new version of Outlook, including the ribbon toolbar. Click the images to enlarge where they are scaled down.


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Office 2008 Hits RTM

Here’s the latest official word – Office 2008 for Mac has Released to Manufacturing (RTM)!

We’re very pleased to announce that the product team has signed off, and our final build has left the building and is en route to manufacturing sites abroad. Needless to say there’s some joy in MacBUville, with festivities as I post. While we love building Mac software, actually getting that software into the hands of the people we’ve been building it for is something we’ve been looking forward to for a long time. For my teams, the RTM milestone is the last step in the process.

It’s quite a thing to think back on everything that has gone into arranging the bits on this one polycarbonate disc. One way to think about the approximate total man hours is that if a single multi-talented person had done all this work they might have started around the time that King John signed the Magna Carta.

I know it’s been said before, but I’d like to extend my thanks to the team. Office 2008 is MacBU’s most significant release to date. I’m excited about both the new user experience and capabilities we’re delivering now, as well as the work we’ve done at all levels to make this release a great foundation for future releases to come.

Though our work is finished, our operations, localization and marketing teams remain busy getting Office 2008 on shelves for our product launch on January 15th at Macworld 2008. A large portion of the MacBU team will be on hand at Macworld, and I know people are excited to show their work and talk to real users about the release. We hope to see you there on the show floor, in presentations, and at various events around town – watch Mac Mojo for more details about what we’ll be up to at Macworld!

I’m hearing the ship siren getting cranked again – off to check on the latest margarita batch.

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