Anyone who knows me , may know that I am a complete excel dork. I love Microsoft Excel…and recently I was able to get my hands on the new "excel 12"Â in the office beta package.
You can get your own copy of all the new Microsoft office products right here.
Here is a quick run down of the programs:
Microsoft Word: still pretyt much the same, but with a new interface
Microsoft Excel 12: TITS, this program is awesome. first off they removed the limit of 65,000 lines so now you can go crazy building keyword upload sheets or working with log files. They changed the way sorting is done and you can sort on any and every variable found in a column…and in every column, which is awesome. They made removing duplicates even easier (one click), lots of features are even easier to find. It is great. I cannot wait until the full release comes out, but from now on I am only using Office 2007.
Outlook 2007: wow this is a great program, they now have assignable tags, so you can have one color for one thing…you also have the ability to choose a followup date and add numerous flags to an email. The interface does not feel as heavy and it even includes searching… this is another great product enhancement.
Powerpoint and Access – I never use either.
OneNote – wow this is a sweet little program. Well not really that little, it probably takes a gig of space (thanks microsoft).Â It is awesome though. It allows you to keep an online notebook, with various tabs or sections, and within those sections or tabs you can have pages and sub pages…and even password protect them. It is pretty neat, and supports crazy formating and even tablet/handwriting. I could see this very helpful for staying organized, but I think it could be dangerous if you do not keep proper backups. It also allows you to sync up with a handheld so you can take notes on the road which would also be great.
All in all you cannot go wrong with the free microsoft office 2007 beta. If you use excel all the time I would get the upgrade immediatly. Again the office beta can be found here.