Hallelujah! beta 1 gets a face lift

Today the beta 1 technical refresh got released internally and it looks great 🙂

First impressions

  • New look is nicely polished.  This really does look the business now.

  • Its fast.  The live previews are stunning.

  • Galleries are more extensive and rich

  • More robust and stable generally

  • Outlook seems faster, more stable and search is well nippy

  • Excel and Word – both look cooler and the UI glitches are fixed.  Galleries looking good, live preview much better. 

  • Better Ribbon - the chunks are arranged better, tabs are cleaner

  • PowerPoint – wow!  This has seriously had a face lift.  Very stable and fast.

  • Groove – reinstalled, everything just works without any recreation of workspaces. J

So far I’m liking this a lot.


Here is a small taster for you:


Comments (4)

  1. Asad says:

    Hello there,

    I came to your demo for Office 2007, and i really enjoyed it

    I was thinking if there is a way to add SHEETS in the Exel file, why not give option of adding ROWS on the sheet manually, sometimes 65536 ROWS are not enough.




  2. dstrange says:

    Microsoft Office Excel 2007 has more rows and columns than ever before with the following new limits: 18,278 (A to ZZZ) columns wide by 1,048,576 rows tall.

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