Does it worth upgrading to Microsoft Office 2010?

Published: 03rd January 2012
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Microsoft Office was launched in the August 1989 as commercial office suite containing relevant desktop applications and services. Today, it is a coined suite for every computer user to create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and sending/receiving emails. More than 500 millions of users are using Microsoft Office around the globe.

Recently, Microsoft launched the latest 2010 version of its famous Office suite in June 2010. It has several enhanced features over its predecessor Office 2007. However, not all of the users having old Office Suites have upgraded to it. In this write up, we will discuss the features of Office 2010 and the reasons why or why not it worth to upgrade your existing Office Suite to 2010.

Features of Office 2010

Following are the new features introduced in the Office 2010. If you’re facing some problem with these features then take help of Microsoft Office Support.

Enhanced Picture Editing

All the programs of Microsoft Office 2010 have enhanced image editing pictures. You can perform the advanced editing options like removing the background images, increasing the brightness of selected portion or adding special effects in the Office itself.

Multiple Authoring

Share a document with other users on the network and author it collectively from different machines. The changes will be live to all users immediately without any delay or save. You can do co-authoring for Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations.

Social Connectivity

Outlook Social Connector provides quick view of emails, attachments, and appointments. You can use it to get the information of selected persons from different online social networks.

PowerPoint Broadcast Slide Show

This feature allows you to stream your PowerPoint presentations to the audiences over a network. It doesn’t matter whether a viewer have the PowerPoint installed in their computer or not. They’ll get the live streaming in their Web browsers.

Better OneNote

Microsoft OneNote 2010 is more intelligent than its predecessors. It has numerous new features including Linked Notes, auto highlighting, page version tracking etc. You can now organize audio & video files, share text & images, and track document versions using it.

Improved Data Presentation in Excel

Microsoft Excel 2010 has improved analytical and chart features. You can use Sparklines to have a compact and clear presentation of the visual data. Slicers help you to filter the PivotTable and segment it in different layers.

Microsoft Office BackStage

The traditional menu system is replaced with Microsoft Office BackStage. Now, it provides enhanced menu system and Ribbon interface.

Does it worth upgrade?

Most of the new features introduced in Microsoft Office 2010 are more useful for the business or commercial users instead of home users. If you’ve previously upgraded to Office 2007 and only using it for your home, then it doesn’t worth to spend $100 to $150 for business class features. In addition, Office 2012 is in pipeline and Microsoft has plans to release in the middle or end of the coming year 2012. This will surely have more advanced features and better user interface enhancements over Office 2010.

If you can’t wait for the latest version and can afford $150 more then you can think to upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010.


If you’ve purchased the complete license of Office 2010 then you’ve to uninstall the previous versions of Microsoft Office. On the contrary, the upgrade license requires you to just run the installation from CD to overwrite the existing version. Getting problem in installing or using Office 2010, then make sure to take help of Microsoft Office Support without any delay.

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