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Hot on heels of the Windows 10 demonstration was a Microsoft post with more images of the new touch-capable Office for Windows 10 apps.

In all these images you can see the ‘Universal’ Windows 10 apps at work.  You’re seeing the same program running on different size screens and adapting to the screen size with different menus.

Word for Windows 10

The tablet rendering of the Word app has an adapted ribbon similar to Office for iPad and Office for Android.

The same code on the smaller phone has a quite different menu across the top.  The ribbon elements are moved to the app bar (hidden in this Microsoft supplied screen shot). The app bar appears at the bottom of the phone screen as in this image we took from the Windows 10 demo:

You can see the same ribbon tabs (Home, Insert, Layout, Review and View) in the center, left of the phone screen.  Choose one of those options to change the app bar accordingly.

Excel for Windows 10

A bit of hype here that’s in the “we’ll believe it when we try it ourselves” category:

“new touch-first controls shine in Excel, you won’t even miss your keyboard and mouse when selecting ranges of cells, formatting your pie charts or managing your workbooks.”

PowerPoint for Windows 10

Not only edit but also make presentations from a Windows 10 device or even phone with Ink Tools to draw on slides as you show them.

OneNote for Windows 10

OneNote is a natural for Windows 10 devices.

Outlook Mail and Outlook Calendar for Windows 10

Here’s where things get messy.  There’s no Outlook for Windows 10 with email, calendar, contacts, notes and tasks in one.  Instead we get two mini-Outlook apps to handle Email and Calendar.

We’re told there’s also a People universal app for Windows 10 but it’s not mentioned with the ‘Outlook’ naming.  Presumably the People app will be able to sync with compatible contact lists/address books from Exchange Server or Outlook.com

Here’s the official Microsoft video that looks at the new apps.

 

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