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Yesterday Microsoft announced that the Office team has reached the technical preview engineering milestone for Microsoft Office 2010. We now kick-off the Technical Preview program mentioned in our June 25th posting. The big effect that this will have on the PowerPoint Team Blog is that the team can start talking publically about what we’ve been working on over the past two-plus years. As you can imagine, it is a very exciting time!
Over the next few months, the blog will showcase some of the marquee improvements we’ve made to PowerPoint 2010. The team is planning to do twice-weekly blog posts. Many of the first posts will be high-level introductions to new features like first-class video support, new distribution formats for presentations, collaborative authoring, the web-based version of PowerPoint and even broadcasting PowerPoint presentations to remote participants. Then we’ll make deep-dives into the user interfaces, programmability support and even the technical underpinnings of many of those features. Our hope is to share with you as much information about PowerPoint 2010 as possible.
To kick off these new PowerPoint 2010-focused posts, I’d like to give you a sneak peek at some of our new slide transitions. Transitions, the most basic animation type, have long been a staple of presentations. In PowerPoint 2010, based on feedback from presenters and audience members, we have made a substantial investment to our slide transition capabilities. In addition to providing a whole new set of slide transitions – with more coming after the Technical Preview – we have made existing slide transitions render faster and look more realistic. Here’s a quick look at some of the slide transitions you’ll see in PowerPoint 2010:
Over the next couple of weeks we’ll dive into the details of the newly improved Transitions tab user interface, a new class of transitions called content transitions, and even details about how the new transitions work in older versions of PowerPoint, and in the new ( yes, I said new! ) PowerPoint Viewer.
The PowerPoint team hopes that you will find these posts helpful in learning what is in store for PowerPoint 2010, and we hope that you’re as excited about this version as we are. We encourage everyone to check back often, or subscribe, to find out the latest about PowerPoint. Please give us your feedback by commenting right here in the blog!
Group Program Manager, Microsoft Office PowerPoint
July 14, 2009
The new transitions and effects look great, and the new video support and ability to export a presentation as a video looks like it might make Powerpoint the best home video production program. I'd love to test this on the Technical beta ... got any invites? :-)
Hooray! At last, PowerPoint may become everything it could be. We have been living in a multimedia world for 10 years...finally ppt has caught up!
Transitions was the first thing I checked out after installing 2010 and I'm very excited. Very well done and quite a lot of transitions (more would of course be welcome). ;-) Does it use Direct3D now (the transitions are so smooth and totally different from past versions!). Can you write about the under-the-hood technology for transitions then and now?
@sevenflavor - Glad to hear that you are enjoying the new transitions. We'll be providing a much more in-depth description of the underlying technology in a series of future posts. Stay tuned. -Christopher M
This looks awesome guys, when will ppt 2010 be available?
When will we be able to try it out?
I work in the events industry and cleanup/produce powerpoint slides for high end executives and chairmans within big corporate companies. Im sure you do plenty of these within microsoft HQ as well. Will we at last be able to 'easily' import flash animations, swf, or quicktime movies? as opposed the same old WMV's I believe the mac version has always this advantage over the PC version and it really is time things changed.
I am hoping that the new PowerPoint will include mobile elements which can be dragged around the screen, either with a mouse or an interactive whiteboard pen. This would make PowerPoint more useful for both teachers and presenters.
It looks so good! I'm an avid Powerpoint user and cannot wait to get 2010. The main question I have is will 2010 have text over video capabilities? Please tell me YES!!!
Nathan: Yes. It works great and doesn't stop there! Keep watching the blog. Ric Bretschneider
I cant wait for PPT 2010 to come out, that PPT to WMV conversuion feature will come in handy
If it is not too late, I would like to see a snake-like animation capability for lines. This would allow us to show animate routes and replicate water flow in a channel.
Will PowerPoint 2010 cure the drift between sound and slides running under rehearsed timings? For me, this is essential.
While you are sorting the sound/slide drift can you improve the sound stop criteria so an inadvertent double-click or key-bounce advancing 2 slides instead of 1, followed by a 'previous slide' command, doesn't stop the sound two slides earlier than desired.
First off, I've been a Ppoint user for years now. I love this presentation software more than any other. The latest version is incredible (Ppoint 2007). So, if the 2010 version is better I can't wait! I have one simple question. It's can Ppoint "easily" support text over video? I say this because this is hands down the one weakness Ppoint has. If the 2010 version provide a way for this to take place I can guarantee thousands will purchase it. Many others will return to the one that started it all. As a pastor I've done and still do hundreds of Ppoints. Microsoft can't go wrong by continually enhancing this software in this A.D.D. generation. Keep up the great work! Cornell