In perusing the “Born to Learn” blogs this morning, I came across an item from Julie Lary entitled “Free Microsoft Office Resource” (dated 5/30/2011). It provides a brief capsule summary of Katherine Murray’s MS Press book First Look Microsoft Office 2010, which provides an overview of the features and functions of the latest MS Office version, and includes coverage of Word 2010, Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, OneNote 2010, and Outlook 2010, along with a trio of chapters devoted to SharePoint WorkSpace 2010, Publisher 2010, and Access 2010. There’s even a chapter on the new security features in Office 2010 as well.
Oh yeah: you can also download this entire volume as an e-book for free! You can grab the book in XPS (27.9 MB) or PDF (10.5 MB) format, as you see fit, and read it on your PC or mobile device at your leisure. For somebody like me who’s been using Word since version 3.0 came out waaaaaaay back when (we’re up to version 14 now) it’s a perfect introduction to what’s new, what’s different, and how to find your way around changes to the UI and the various programs’ organization. Check it out!