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Over the years, PowerPoint has gone through a number of graphic improvements. Our goal is always to provide the best environment for you to visualize and communicate your ideas. At the beginning of this release, we looked at how advancements in motion graphics have transformed visual storytelling in broadcast TV and movies. We knew we wanted to bring the same capabilities to presentations.
For PowerPoint 2010, we are making the biggest visual update to Slide Show in nearly a decade. PowerPoint's graphics engine is completely rebuilt using DirectX. Everything in slide show (text, shapes, animations, and more) is rendered in full 3D using your machine’s graphics card. Over the next few weeks, we’ll show you how to use PowerPoint 2010’s new tools and effects to improve your presentation.
As we like to say here at PowerPoint, if a picture is worth 1,000 words, then a video is worth at least 24,000 per second:
- Jason Zhao and Christopher Maloney
Program Manager, PowerPoint Slide Show
August 25, 2009
... Can you please stop showing off and give me an invite already? Please?
That was a great presentation. When we create PowerPoints, we want to make an impression like that without sound. My sound did not come on but I got the point. I am looking forward to the new PowerPoint 2010! Invite me too!
how will this very cool visual animation translate when presented via a webinar system like WebEx?
Very, very cool, awesome job guys. When can we expect the beta to be released? I hope it's a public beta.
Stay tuned for more info about PowerPoint 2010’s new Broadcast Slide Show feature for sharing presentations with remote audiences. @Ultimatebuster & justadude
Thank you for your interest in PowerPoint 2010. The Technical Preview program is closed to new members. The Office 2010 Beta will be available soon for public download, at which point you'll get to test out the new features. We'll make an announcement so that you'll be the first to know where and when to download the Beta. Click the RSS link at the top of this page to get automatic updates.
It's a shame that everything Microsoft does to enhance its customer's experience has to be jumped upon my mac-heads. Believe me..and many greater than I have said it many times before...there's no such thing as an original idea...we are all influenced by the world around us, so get used to it. For me, Microsoft only has to compete with itself. It is doing that by releasing this fabulous piece of software and I will certainly be upgrading. Microsoft knows what its home and business customers want and we are getting it. And before I am jumped upon by the mac-heads, I am one myself and have been so for 18 years, so consider myself qualified to make comparisons, but in a balanced way. I appreciate all software from any vendor that makes my life easier and gives my own customers what they expect. As Shawn alluded to above, good software which does similar things will always be compared, go ahead and compare and use whichever piece of software works best for your situation. Finally, I think it's great that Micriosoft reach out to Mac users with Office - not sure the same can be said for the Keynote or Snow Leopard teams (I use both). And I hope and pray that Office 2010 for Mac has the same functionality as that for a Windows PC. I'm a Mac AND I'm a PC - I made my choice and I chose both...who wouldn't want the best of both worlds?
PLEASE!!! Tell me that you are going to include an opacity/transparency option for images added to a slide? This is my #1 most glaring oversight of PPT 2007. Why can't I add an image and then change it's transparency level as I can with objects? PLEASE ADD THIS!!!! Otherwise Keynote still gets the nod. You add this...you win me.
Paulus made a superb post. I agree. The haters need to stop. A rising tide raises all boats. What kind of person would hate on something, simply because it has caught up to (and passed, in many ways) something you like. Can't we like two things? Me, I loves my Mac. And I love building and using PCs. You guys keep up the wonderful work. The beta is installing on my test bed as we speak. Can't wait to get started on the next adventure.
Hello all, very nice presentation. I have a question about new motion effects. Is there some kind of motion effect like "Magic move" in the Keynote?
More cake, less icing, please! Obviously MS is not asking hard-core business users what they need. It's not more pretty-ness. Basic functions are still missing:
1) Mouse-overs to hide details that would otherwise make a slide too complex
2) Smoother integration with Excel so data and charts are updated without breaking links or buggy interaction.
3) Easy to create and manage macros for repetitive processes. Am I the only one that is still wrestling with PP?
Had no idea it was capable of this, will have to download the beta
Hello, I was wondering if PP2010 had improved zoom tools at all? I present a lot of artwork and being able to zoom in on a specific piece of the slide and then slide (pan) over to another useful piece of the same slide would be extremely useful. PP2007 doesn't offer much flexibility in the way of panning or zoom if you want to move around your still images the way they do on the history channel. Thanks, Ed
Very disappointed with the "new animations" Since many animations are missing! In addition they are limited to one animation per object on the slide. For instance, I can no longer shrink and object as it shrinks move it to another position on the slide. As a professional producing trainings with PowerPoint and using the animations to create effects to objects I can no longer produce the same trainings I did with 2007! It seems like the program has been dumbed down for the home user and the professional is left with half the features it once had. I have to use 5 to 7 mouse clicks to create one animation effect and I used to be able to open a click box or check off a single menu. Now I have to open the Animation Pane and use the Ribbon to get to an animation and open the control box multiple times to change the effects properties. Where's the "make it like 2007" button? How can I get back the animations you took away? Do you have an add-on pack?
Tom G Professional Trainer
Very Experienced PowerPoint User