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Announcing the new Microsoft Project

Welcome to the new home of the Project Blog! Here you can learn all about the latest release of Microsoft Project, which you can preview today! On this blog, you’ll find answers to common questions, tips on getting the most out of Microsoft Project, and stories from our customers and MVP’s. As we share the latest information on Project and what we’re working on, we look forward to hearing from…


Welcome to the New Microsoft Office

Today, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled the customer preview of the new Microsoft Office, available at The next release brings the familiar Office applications to a range of devices, including the hottest new Windows 8 tablets. The new Office also has a fast and fluid design that works with touch, stylus, mouse, or keyboard. It’s also social, and unlocks modern scenarios in reading, note taking, meetings, and communications, all…


Download Office 2010 Service Pack 1

The Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) — a bundle of updates based on what we’ve learned during Office 2010′s record-breaking first year– was released yesterday. Learn more about it in the SP1 announcement on the Microsoft Updates (Sustained Engineering Team) blog, or just go ahead and download it now from the Download Center. SP1 will be available through Microsoft Update as an automatic update in 90 days. It’s available…


10 new SmartArt graphics available for Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word

Thanks for your interest in the Office SmartArt graphics. You’ve reached an expired content page. Please visit the below links on for more on how to create and use SmartArt in Office 2013: Create a SmartArt graphic Animate your SmartArt graphic Change the color of a shape, style, shape border, or entire SmartArt graphic Choose a SmartArt graphic Keyboard shortcuts for SmartArt graphics Video: Animate charts and SmartArt  


Out of the office? Reply to messages with Outlook

Matt Shelton contributed today’s post about how to use Out of Office and Automatic Replies to send email responses when you’re away from the office. Matt, a senior writer, focuses on creating Office content for teachers and students. If you can’t reply to e-mails during the work day (or if you’re away from your computer), you know how emails can pile up. And it can be frustrating when you email…