In effort to encourage more users in exploring the latest Microsoft Office 2010, where Office 2010 Beta is now available for free download, Microsoft press is now giving away “First Look: Microsoft Office 2010” digital e-book in PDF format for a limited time. The contents of the e-book are extracted from the early content of 14 chapters written by Katherine Murray.


The content of the e-book is being organized into three parts:

  • Part I: Envision the Possibilities – introduces the changes in Office 2010 and shows how can make the most of the new features to fit the way of work today.
  • Part II: Hit the Ground Running – focuses on each of the Office 2010 applications in turn, spotlighting the key new features and showing how they relate to the whole.
  • Part IV: Next Steps with Office 2010 – zooms up to the big picture and provides examples to help the users to think through interoperability.

Chapters in “First Look: Microsoft Office 2010” e-book:

  • Chapter 1 – Welcome to Office 2010.
  • Chapter 2 – Express Yourself Effectively and Efficiently.
  • Chapter 3 – Collaborate in the Office and Around the World.
  • Chapter 4 – Create and Share Compelling Documents with Word 2010.
  • Chapter 5 – Create Smart Data Insights with Excel 2010.
  • Chapter 6 – Manage Rich Communications with Outlook 2010.
  • Chapter 7 – Produce Dynamic Presentations with PowerPoint 2010.
  • Chapter 8 – Organize, Store, and Share Ideas with OneNote 2010.
  • Chapter 9 – Collaborate Effectively with SharePoint Workspace 2010.
  • Chapter 10 – Create Effective Marketing Materials with Publisher 2010.
  • Chapter 11 – Make Sense of Your Data with Access 2010.
  • Chapter 12 – Putting It All Together.
  • Chapter 13 – Security in Office 2010.
  • Chapter 14 – Training Made Easy.

The “First Look: Microsoft Office 2010” e-book is available as a free download without stepping through any registration, from Microsoft in PDF or XPS format:


Update: Office 2010 official downloads and resources