Microsoft’s Office 2010 has rolled out to trusted testers, and among the screenshots coming back, nothing seems so promising as the Quick Steps buttons. They’re like high-powered Send & Archive buttons that can be tweaked to do any multi-step action.
Sure, Office 2010 includes automatic SkyDrive document synchronisation, native PDF creation, advanced video editing in PowerPoint, and a lot of other tweaks — detailed in screenshots and text by the Digital Inspiration blog.
But what's really exciting to our email-handling reptile brains is the ability to create Quick Step buttons for any kind of email. You can create your own Send & Archive, but have it archive into any Outlook folder. You can also have Send & Delete, or bulk-forward messages to somebody with a subject of "FYI". Six or more of your custom Quick Steps appear in the Office 2010 ribbon, and they seem fairly open-ended in what they can accomplish, as described at the Office Outlook Team Blog.
We're looking forward to trying out Office 2010 soon. If you're already giving it a go, tell us what else is worth a look in the comments.
Microsoft Office 2010 - A Visual Guide to New Features of Office 2010 [Digital Inspiration]