The Microsoft Office 2010 public beta is available, and we’re in it!

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Eric Albertson

Let’s arrange a meet up.  How about inside PowerPoint?

Yep, it’s true. Microsoft wanted those who use PowerPoint to have on-hand access to world-class presentation training within their software (yay!) and asked us if we would mind sharing some of our tips in the next release of their presentation software,

Microsoft Office 2010 Public Beta
We have had to keep our excitement under wraps during the development of the project, but now that Microsoft has released the public beta of its Office 2010 suite, we can let you know about it!

Embedded within PowerPoint 2010 you will find Duarte’s Five Rules for Creating World-Changing Presentations, a fun, informative guide to help you create effective presentations. And that’s not all. They even let us take the software for a spin around the block while we were developing the piece so we got to use the new features of PowerPoint 2010 to make it.  Very fun.  Needless to say, we are eager to share the Five Rules with you.

So, how can you get it?  First, you need to download the Microsoft Office 2010 Public Beta.

Next, open PowerPoint 2010 and navigate to the File button in the upper left-hand corner.  Click on that button and select New. In the Available Templates and Themes window, click on Sample Templates.  You should see a choice called Five Rules.  That’s us!  Either select it and click the Create button on the right or simply double click on the image. It will open up a PowerPoint template that contains our story.  Launch it in slide show mode, sit back, and enjoy the show. Then, when you are done, feel free to use the template for your next presentation, or deconstruct our graphics and animations to see how we used the tools to achieve the results you see.

Duarte's Five Rules for Creating World-Changing Presentations

We will be deconstructing various segments from the animation and sharing that with you here on our blog, so check back here for some inside looks into the next version of PowerPoint.  Until then, see you in PowerPoint!