Improved Performance And Security Across All Office 2010 Apps
While bMighty was not able to fully test Microsoft's claims of improved security and performance in Office 2010, the company says it has made big strides in both areas.
Microsoft claims Office 2010 delivers better performance on both new and existing PC hardware. Initial experience with the beta version didn't create a vastly different experience than Office 2007, but things seemed snappy enough on a middle-of-the-road HP laptop running Windows 7.
Specifically, Microsoft says that the apps now load faster, and that charting performance in Excel has been improved, among other changes.
Microsoft also says it has added layered defenses to Office 2010, but what exactly does that mean?
In addition to the Protected View Office 2010 improves the handling of Trusted Documents by letting you stop those annoying security prompts for workbooks you have already marked as Trusted. The Trust Center is now an Option in the Backstage View.