Are you ready for 2010?

accfactMicrosoft Office 2010

Microsoft South Africa will be launching Office 2010 on the 12th of May. With major improvements from the Office 2007 range of products, Office 2010 promises to offer users rich and powerful new ways to deliver their best work – at work, home or school – on a computer, or from a Windows Mobile-based Smartphone or via a Web browser. Herewith some of the major benefits of Office 2010:

Microsoft Office 2010Major benefits of Office 2010:

Accomplish more when working together:

Brainstorm ideas, provide better version control, and meet deadlines faster when you work in groups. The co-authoring experience for Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, Microsoft® Excel Web App and Microsoft OneNote shared notebooks let you work on a file with several people at once – even from different locations.

Enjoy the familiar Office experience from more locations and more devices:

With Office 2010, you can get things done more easily, from more locations and more devices. Using a smartphone or virtually any computer with an Internet connection, you can be more productive because you can work when and where you want to. Extend your Office 2010 experience to the Web. Store your Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote files online and then access, view, edit, and share content through the web. Stay current and respond quickly using enhanced mobile versions of Office 2010 applications, specifically suited to your Windows Mobile-based smartphone.

Create powerful data insights and visuals:

Track and highlight important trends with new data analysis and visualization features in Excel 2010. The new Sparklines feature delivers a clear and compact visual representation of your data with small charts within worksheet cells. Filter and segment your PivotTable data in multiple layers using Slicers to spend more time analyzing and less time formatting.

MicrosoftBusiness Intelligence for the masses:

PowerPivot for Excel is a data analysis tool that delivers unmatched computational power directly within the application users already know and loveMicrosoft Excel. It’s the user-friendly way to perform data analysis using familiar Excel features such as the Office Fluent user interface, PivotTable and, PivotChart views, and slicers. It’s the fast way to generate rich and interactive analysis tools, easily mistaken for IT solutions that would take weeks of effort. It’s the right way to achieve deeper business insight and shorter decision cycles. PowerPivot for SharePoint brings knowledge-sharing and management to the world of self-service BI. It’s the secure and reliable platform for sharing and collaborating on user-generated data models and analysis in Excel and in the browser while automatically refreshing those analysies.

Efficiently discover and monitor mission-critical self-service BI applications by using the PowerPivot Management Dashboard. PowerPivot for SharePoint provides the right technology to distribute business insights to all employees helping lead to better, faster, more relevant decisions while avoiding the proliferation of spreadmarts and data silos in the enterprise.

Prioritize, Align & Execute Effectively:

Microsoft Project Server 2010, built on SharePoint Server 2010, delivers flexible work management solutions. The innovative new capabilities in Project Server 2010 lead to improved productivity and better business performance. Select the right project portfolios and maximize resource utilizationeffectively prioritizing projects from multiple dimensions.

Capture all work from simple tasks to complex projects in a centralized repository. Develop and deploy effective governance workflows to drive accountability and capture project information, cost and resource estimates, and other valuable project data.

Manage large volumes of e-mail with ease:

Compress your long e-mail threads into a few conversations that can be categorized, filed, ignored, or cleaned up. The new Quick Steps feature let you perform multi-command tasks, such as reply and delete an e-mail in a single click, saving you time and in-box space.

Get your message out instantly:

Broadcast your PowerPoint presentation to a remote audience, whether or not they have PowerPoint installed. The new Broadcast Slide Show feature allows you to share your presentation through a web browser quickly without additional set up.

Access work across devices and platforms:

Enjoy the freedom of using Office 2010 from more locations on more devices. When you use Microsoft Office 2010, you’re getting the familiar and intuitive Office experience across PCs, Smartphones, and Web browsers on the go.

During the next couple of months AccTech Systems will be showcasing these technologies and many more through various executive roundtables and technology showcases, These events are focussed around the various roles in the organization from executive, business user and IT professional.

Upcoming Technology Events: April 2010

Discover The Heartbeat Of Your Business: JHB

Date: Thursday, 21 April 2010
Venue: Microsoft Auditorium, 3012 William Nicol Drive, Bryanston, Johannesburg
Time: 08:30 – 12:00 (Please join us for breakfast from 07:30 onwards)
RSVP: Kindly confirm your attendance with Helga Barkhuizen on or Tel: 0861-111-600 on or before
19 April 2010.

Discover The Heartbeat Of Your Business: PTA

Date: Thursday, 21 April 2010
Venue: Three Oaks, 85 South Street, Centurion, Pretoria
Time: 13:30 – 17:00 (Please join us for lunch from 12:30 onwards)
RSVP: Kindly confirm your attendance with Helga Barkhuizen on or Tel: 0861-111-600 on or before
19 April 2010.