Office for Mac 2011 Behind-the-Scenes: Co-Authoring, Office Web apps, Scheduling Assistant, & Broadcast Slideshow!
We’re getting closer to the release of Office 2011 and today get to share the third video in our four part Behind-the-Scenes series. This time we get to share with you new co-authoring features, added integration with Office Web apps, the improved Scheduling Assistant found in Outlook for Mac, and the new Broadcast Slideshow feature in PowerPoint for Mac! Here’s Kurt Schmucker, Amy Wang, Ryan Panchadsaram, and Eric Schuchman to fill you in:
Here’s a quick look at the features the team talks about in the video:
Co-authoring: Worry free co-authoring tools give you the capability to simultaneously edit the same Word document, or PowerPoint slideshow with other people in different locations. Documents can be stored in the cloud using SkyDrive for consumers, and SharePoint for business users.
Office Web apps: Online companions to Office 2010 and Office for Mac 2011, Office Web apps allow you to get things done when and where you want, from virtually any computer with an Internet connection. You can view your documents in high-fidelity, make light edits on the web, and then open them again in your Office 2011 applications to continue editing with access to all of the functionality you need.
Scheduling Assistant: Improved in the brand new Outlook for Mac, this feature allows you to see your calendar in-line with your mail to create a more efficient workflow. If you’re an Exchange user, you can view more of your co-workers shared calendar details in the scheduling assistant and easily track attendee responses right from your meeting request.
Broadcast Slideshow: You might have heard about this cool feature that was unveiled in PowerPoint Office 2010, and now we are very excited to confirm that it will also be included in PowerPoint for Mac 2011. This is a great cross-platform feature that lets you literally broadcast out your presentation giving you control over what is seen and when – all that is required is a browser connection.
Stay tuned for our fourth and final Behind –the-Scenes video unveiling more details on the suite as we near the official release of Office for Mac 2011 in October! You can also follow us at Facebook and @OfficeforMac.