Every day is a day closer to the Office 2010 release (due on 12th May for volume licence customers, and June for consumers). And I know of quite a few UK education institutions that are widely using the free Office 2010 beta in teaching already.
If you’re preparing for a rapid roll out of Office 2010, or even if you’re just looking for more information to help you consider your plans, then you’ll be interested in the free ebook from the Microsoft Learning team. It’s called “First Look- Microsoft Office 2010”, and over it’s 186 pages it talks you through some of the most significant enhancements in the Office suite. I’m impressed with the collaboration that Office 2010 encourages, and have got very used to doing things like broadcasting PowerPoint over the internet, and the options to save my files to my SkyDrive on the web, rather than on my local hard disk.
I’ve been using Office 2010 for over six months now, and there are key bits of it that I would definitely not be able to do without now. This ebook does a very good job of explaining all of that, and helping you and your academic staff to get ahead.
My advice? Download it now and pass it around.