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Images From The Office 2007 Presentation at TechEd 2006

Beside the huge, round "Office Button" (which assumes control of the old "File" menu functionality), sharing space with the title bar, is what Microsoft is calling the "Quick Access Toolbar." At the top, the presenter starts to add the New Comment command

Beside the huge, round "Office Button" (which assumes control of the old "File" menu functionality), sharing space with the title bar, is what Microsoft is calling the "Quick Access Toolbar." At the top, the presenter starts to add the New Comment command

Microsoft senior product manager for the Office Professional Plus suite, Mark Alexieff, demonstrates more new features in the latest Office 2007 beta.

Microsoft senior product manager for the Office Professional Plus suite, Mark Alexieff, demonstrates more new features in the latest Office 2007 beta.

In Word, if you've highlighted a paragraph before pulling down the list of fonts to apply, when your mouse pointer hovers over a font in the list, the document shows you a preview of how that font will look in your document.

In Word, if you’ve highlighted a paragraph before pulling down the list of fonts to apply, when your mouse pointer hovers over a font in the list, the document shows you a preview of how that font will look in your document.

The ribbon and command bar change to show you just the functionality you need for the tool you've selected. Here, with the insertion point inside a table, the Layout command shows up on the command bar, and the Alignment group changes to reflect commands

The ribbon and command bar change to show you just the functionality you need for the tool you’ve selected. Here, with the insertion point inside a table, the Layout command shows up on the command bar, and the Alignment group changes to reflect commands

When several groups pertain to the job you're doing at the moment, Office can pull up a contextual tab just to the right of the application title in the title bar. Here, with the cursor inside a table, the Table Tools contextual tab appears. When you cl

When several groups pertain to the job you’re doing at the moment, Office can pull up a contextual tab just to the right of the application title in the title bar. Here, with the cursor inside a table, the Table Tools contextual tab appears. When you cl

Here is a feature that hasn't been given enough coverage, but which may turn as many heads as the ribbon: When you highlight a segment of text or a cell or region in a table, a mini toolbar appears beside your pointer, giving you access to some common fo

Here is a feature that hasn’t been given enough coverage, but which may turn as many heads as the ribbon : When you highlight a segment of text or a cell or region in a table, a mini toolbar appears beside your pointer, giving you access to some common fo

Typically, a company adds its own custom commands and toolbars to its in-house Word templates. But the old toolbars have gone away in Word 2007. So when a company imports its old Normal.dot template file, its custom menu commands will be moved into a sp

Typically, a company adds its own custom commands and toolbars to its in-house Word templates. But the old toolbars have gone away in Word 2007. So when a company imports its old Normal.dot template file, its custom menu commands will be moved into a sp

Now in Excel, when you want to insert a picture to a worksheet, the menu tab will give you previews of pictures you're likely to want to use.

Now in Excel, when you want to insert a picture to a worksheet, the menu tab will give you previews of pictures you’re likely to want to use.

When you convert a region of cells into a database, Excel will automatically apply formatting to them, including banded rows. New formatting options let you instantly apply "heat" to cells depending on their value.

When you convert a region of cells into a database, Excel will automatically apply formatting to them, including banded rows. New formatting options let you instantly apply "heat" to cells depending on their value.

You can also now have Excel add conditional icons to values, such as arrows indicating gains and losses.

You can also now have Excel add conditional icons to values, such as arrows indicating gains and losses.

Two of the new automatic chart options for Excel, whose "OfficeArt" engine has been completely rewritten (for the first time since the mid-1990s) to take advantage of the 3D rendering techniques we work with in this century.

Two of the new automatic chart options for Excel, whose "OfficeArt" engine has been completely rewritten (for the first time since the mid-1990s) to take advantage of the 3D rendering techniques we work with in this century.