2 Free Microsoft Office 2010 ebooks from Microsoft

Microsoft is offering users plenty of resources and guides for their latest Office product – Microsoft Office 2010. Most of them are online, but two of them are available as ebooks and available free of cost.

First Look Microsoft Office 2010 by Katherine Murray was released back in January. Somehow, I missed the story. So here it – download in PDF or XPS.


The book has 14 chapters distributed in 3 parts. [via MSDN blog]

Part I, “Envision the Possibilities,” introduces you to the changes in Office 2010 and shows you how you can make the most of the new features to fit the way you work today. Chapter 1, “Welcome to Office 2010,” gives you a play-by-play introduction to new features; Chapter 2, “Express Yourself Effectively and Efficiently,” details the great feature enhancements and visual effects throughout the applications; and Chapter 3, “Work Anywhere with Office 2010,” explores the flexibility factor by presenting a set of scenarios that enable users to complete their work no matter where their path takes them.

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. These chapters provide a how-to guide for many of the top features you’re likely to use right off the bat, and they offer inspiring ideas on how to get the most from your favorite applications.

Part III, “Next Steps with Office 2010,” zooms up to the big picture and provides examples to help you think through interoperability. How often do you use the various Office applications together? Customer research shows that people often don’t realize how well the applications work together as a complete system—which means they might be laboring over items they could easily incorporate from somewhere else. This part of the book provides examples for integrating the applications and explores Office 2010 security and training opportunities, as well.

Getting started with Microsoft Office 2010 is the second ebook to be released and available in three different flavors – DOC, PDF, and XPS.


This book provides an overview of the Microsoft Office 2010 suites and information about how to get started with Office 2010. The book is really aimed at IT pros and help desk technicians who need to provide training and support to all the knowledge workers out there moving to the new version of Office. But it’s equally useful for anyone who uses Office. The book details what’s new, changed, and removed in Office. There are sections on how to migrate your data, use the new features, and ensure compatibility between versions. The book covers every program in the suite, from Word to PowerPoint to OneNote.

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