Microsoft has released a behind-the-scenes look at Office for Mac 2011 from the people who created the program — Eric Schuchman, Program Manager, PowerPoint; Ryan Panchadasaram, Program Manager, Outlook for Mac; Amy Wang, Developer, Outlook for Mac; and Han-Yi Shaw, User Experience Manager.
Here is a quick look at some of the new features:
- Template Gallery in Office 2011 — allows you to quickly and easily pick a template from the built-in designs to the thousands of templates online — giving you a head start to create great looking, professional documents.
- Outlook for Mac Conversation View — sorts emails easily to keep track of what you need to do. Additionally, the new file-based database is faster and provides more stability with Time Machine support.
- Office for Mac ribbon — designed as an evolution of the Office 2008 Elements Gallery while also utilizing the classic Mac menu and Standard Toolbar giving you the best of both worlds. Commonly used controls are at your fingertips making it easier for you to find what you need. The Toolbar and Ribbon can also be minimize to save screen space or for the more advanced users who rely on keyboard shortcuts