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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Microsoft Office 2007 Features and Free Download

Here my idea to post articles not only related to .NET also related to all Microsoft Technologies is because with every Microsoft Product we do get lots of COM or we can say .NET assemblies to control or customize that product using any Microsoft Languages.

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So every .NET developer should know what exactly Microsoft is focusing and for that what products it is launching day to day. Here this time we have Microsoft Office 2007 System is ready to download and know its features. It is free trail, we can play with this until it gets expiration and check how Microsoft Office 2007 Assemblies are giving compatibility to customize the things using .NET (C# and VB.NET).
 
You can find the new features of Office 2007 at the end of this article, in this version Microsoft has improved user interface extremely as shown bellow and It is XPS viewer support with .NET.
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Microsoft Office Suite 2007 free trail downloads are available in four editions bellow. Before download you may see differences between these Office 2007 editions bellow to chose right product suitable to your needs.
Office Professional 2007
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Office Home and Student 2007image Office Standard
2007
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Office Small Business 2007image

Office Professional 2007 Includes:
• Microsoft Office Access 2007
• Accounting Express 2007
• Microsoft Office Excel 2007
• Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager
• Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
• Microsoft Office Publisher 2007
• Microsoft Office Word 2007

Office Home and Student 2007 includes:
• Microsoft Office Excel 2007
• Microsoft Office OneNote 2007
• Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
• Microsoft Office Word 2007

Office Standard 2007 includes:
• Microsoft Office Excel 2007
• Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
• Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
• Microsoft Office Word 2007

Office Small Bussiness 2007 includes:
• Accounting Express 2007
• Microsoft Office Excel 2007
• Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager
• Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
• Microsoft Office Publisher 2007
• Microsoft Office Word 2007

System Requirements to install Microsoft Office 2007

500 megahertz (MHz) processor or higher.
256 megabyte (MB) RAM or higher. 512 MB RAM or higher recommended for Instant Search.
1.5 gigabyte (GB) Hard disk ; a portion of this disk space will be freed after installation if the original download package is removed from the hard drive CD-ROM or DVD drive
1024x768 or higher resolution monitor
Operating systems
Microsoft Windows(R) XP with Service Pack (SP) 2, Windows Server(R) 2003 with SP1

New features of Microsoft Office 2007

  • User interface
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  • The Office button
  • Ribbon
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  • Contextual Tabs
  • Live Preview
  • Mini Toolbar
  • Other UI features
  • SmartArt
  • File formats
  • User assistance system
  • Collaboration features
  • Themes and Quick Styles
  • and lots of application-specific changes

Above I listed some of the new impotent features of Office 2007. In future article I am going to discuss these feature in detail and how to program them using .NET languages like C# and VB.NET.

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