Outlook 2010 anyone?

Yesterday Microsoft announced the general availability of the Community Technical Preview (CTP) of Office 2010 (which of course includes Outlook 2010).

Here’s an excerpt from the Press Release:

Office 2010 and related products will deliver innovative capabilities and provide new levels of flexibility and choice that will help people:

  • Work anywhere with Office Web applications — the lightweight Web browser versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote — that provide access to documents from virtually anywhere and preserve the look and feel of a document regardless of device.
  • Collaborate better with co-authoring in Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and Microsoft OneNote 2010, and advanced e-mail management and calendaring capabilities in Microsoft Outlook 2010, including the option for users to ”ignore” unwanted threads.
  • Bring ideas to life with video and picture editing, broadcast capability in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, easy document preparation through the new Microsoft Office Backstage view, and new Sparklines in Microsoft Excel 2010 to visualize data and spot trends more quickly.

And this is what the Microsoft Outlook Team says on their blog:

“Outlook 2010 has an amazing set of world-class communications tools and time-saving productivity improvements to offer, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to start this next step in our journey towards releasing this product. From personal productivity tools like the ribbon and Quick Steps, to business-class communications with Office Communicator and Exchange Server, Outlook 2010 provides you with a world-class experience to stay productive and stay in touch with all of your networks.”

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