Office 2010 has a few great new features and improvements which make sharing and collaboration easier than ever.
OneNote Web Application
You can now create OneNote notebooks through web browsers and have other people to view, edit and collaborate anywhere. All notebooks created online will be saved to SkyDrive so you will need to have a Windows Live ID.
OneNote Web Application is free, just like other similar live service Microsoft has delivered over many years (hotmail, messenger). To get start with OneNote Web App, go to http://office.live.com and logon with your Windows Live ID. OneNote Web Application has familiar OneNote interface so you don’t have to learn it.
Start from OneNote 2010, when you creating new notebooks, you can save notebooks to SkyDrive directly so they are available to you everywhere.
How to synchronize OneNote and SkyDrive
- On your PC, open OneNote 2010.
- Go to the Notebook you want to enable sync, click on File > Share
- Choose your Notebook and then click on the Sign In button and enter your Live ID(aka MSN/Hotmail/XBox ID)
- Once you sign in, click on the Share Notebook button in the lower right. It will upload your notebook to your Skydrive
- Now notebooks will be automatically synced among different OneNote clients if they are online.
SkyDrive is live with OneNote Sync, you can now go to Office.live.com and start upload your OneNote files. Office Web Apps on SkyDrive are available free for personal use.
When you creating New Notebook in OneNote 2010, you can now save it to SkyDrive directly. To get start, you will need to have a Windows Live ID, and sign in when you are asked to. Notebooks will be automatically synced among different OneNote clients if they are online.
Office 2010 can be run for 30 days for free before needing to be active, or you will start seeing activation notification dialog. If you want to exceed the 30 days free trial during evaluation, you will need to rearm your Office 2010.
To rearm Office 2010, type in the following from an elevated command prompt:
“C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft shared\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform\OSPPREARM.EXE”
Office 2010 is the first release of Office that contains 64 bit edition. It’s recommended to install the 32 bit version Office 2010 due to compatibility issues however if you still want to try 64 bit version keep these in mind.
- 32 bit version works on both 32 bit and 64 bit windows operation systems. But 64 bit version Office 2010 must be installed on 64 bit windows operation systems.
- You can’t upgrade from 32 bit Office 2007 to 64 bit Office 2010 directly, you have to uninstall existing 32 bit Office products prior to install 64 bit Office 2010. (It’s okay to upgrade Office 2007 to 32 bit Office 2010 on either 32 bit or 64 bit operation systems)
- You can’t run 64bit and 32bit office products side by side. For example, you can’t have side by side installation of 32 bit OneNote 2010 and 64 bit Outlook 2010
- Some of 32bit Office Add-Ins might not work on 64 bit Office 2010.
When you upgrade Office 2010 from BETA to RTM, you might get Error 1731 the source installation package for the product Microsoft Office Office 64-bit Components 2010 is out of sync with the client package as shown in this screenshot.
After Visual Studio 2010 released publicly 12th this month, Microsoft office team announces Office 2010 reaches RTM today. Office 2010 RTM is not available on TechNet yet, MSDN subscribers will have to wait till the officially Office 2010 launch at May 12.
I am happy to see that all bugs I hit in Outlook BETA are all fixed in RTM.
OneNote: Unread Highlighting cannot be cleared
Some shortcuts no longer work in Outlook 2010
Large email sizes in Outlook 2010 BETA
22th April – Office Professional Plus 2010 is available to download for MSDN and TechNet subscribers. This is the first release of Office that contains 64 bit edition. The RTM build number is 14.0.4673.1000
It’s recommended to install the 32 bit version Office 2010 due to compatibility issues however if you still want to try 64 bit version keep these in mind.
System tray icon reappears every time OneNote is started, how to turn it off?
Turn off OneNote System Tray Icon
Go to File, click options, and then click display tab, uncheck Place OneNote Icon in the Notification Area of the Taskbar.
Note: Turn of OneNote icon in taskbar also turn off OneNote Snap Tool, if you wish to use Windows key + S to bring up OneNote Snap Tool to capture screenshot, you will need to have option Place OneNote Icon in the Notification Area of the Taskbar marked.
Update 5-22 The equivalent in OneNote 2007 is Go to Tools, and click Other and then uncheck Place OneNote Icon in the Notification Area of the Taskbar
Turn on OneNote System Tray Icon
Change Place OneNote Icon in the Notification Area of the Taskbar option back to marked will get OneNote System Tray Icon back.
You might see OneNote failed to start with following error message displayed
OneNote is unable to start. This may be caused by insufficient hard drive space or by insufficient write permissions for OneNote’s notebook cache files in you user setting folder. Try to delete any unnecessary files from your computer and then try starting OneNote again. If this message persists, contact your system administrator. Error code: 0x45D
If you give presentation to customers you might have the question like will the screen saver disrupt my presentation by locking my laptop screen.
The answer is NO, if the PowerPoint presentation file is opened in full screen Side Show mode, screen save will never get trigged. However, it must be Side Show mode. If you have presentation opened in edit mode, and the laptop is idle longer than screen save timeout threshold, screen save will still get triggered and lock the screen.