Office 2010 has been around for quite a while, over a year in fact, but it’s only now that Microsoft is providing customers with a screensaver designed to help them get started using the latest iteration of the productivity suite.
Office 2010 Getting Started Screensaver is available free of charge from the Microsoft Download Center, but users need to know that the download will first validate their copy of Windows, and only provide access if the platform is genuine.
Check out the video embedded at the bottom of this article in order to get an idea of what kind of experiences will the Office 2010 Getting Started Screensaver bring to your desktop.
“If you have Office 2010, you really need to check out the Office 2010 "Getting Started" Screensaver. This free screensaver automatically downloads short 60-90 second tips from Office.com and displays them when you're not using your PC,” revealed Microsoft’s David Salaguinto.
“And if a particular tip piques your curiosity, a simple click takes you to a web page where you can replay the video, watch similar videos, or read an article to learn more.”
Microsoft just announced that it has sold an excess of 100 million of Office 2010 licenses since the productivity suite hit general availability in mid-2010.
Those users that are running Office 2010 know that sometimes they need a bit of help getting around and making the best of the product, mainly because of its complexity.
“Screensavers are easy to create, so we decided to do something cool with ours. We coded our screensaver so that it pulls videos from an RSS feed. That way, the tips are always fresh, and you learn something new every day. Using RSS, you see a new video the day we publish it,” Salaguinto added.
“And when you dismiss the screensaver, we provide a brief "popup" alert (similar to an Outlook email alert) that you can click to learn more.”
Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2460049) 32-bit Edition Service Pack 1 (SP1) is available for download here.
Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2460049) 64-bit Edition Service Pack 1 (SP1) is available for download here.
Office Home and Business 2010 RTM Build 14.0.4760.1000 is available for download here.
Office Home and Student 2010 RTM Build 14.0.4760.1000 is available for download here.
Office Professional 2010 RTM Build 14.0.4760.1000 is available for download here.
Free Download Office 2010 Getting Started Screensaver