Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th Apr 2010 09:47 UTC
Microsoft "Businesses will get their hands on web and desktop Office 2010 in just under two weeks. The company's Office team has released code for Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010, and Project 2010 to manufacturing. Customers on Microsoft's volume licenses - 250 or more PCs - with Software Assurance can download from the Volume Licensing Service Center on April 27. Volume-licensing customers without SA can get the software May 1. Microsoft began accepting pre orders on April 15."
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RE[3]: Comment by darknexus
by PlatformAgnostic on Sun 18th Apr 2010 15:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by darknexus"
PlatformAgnostic
Member since:
2006-01-02

I use it all the time from the keyboard. It seems to give pretty good hints as you're learning the shortcuts and once you know them it works fine.

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RE[4]: Comment by darknexus
by darknexus on Sun 18th Apr 2010 16:08 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by darknexus"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

You misunderstand. I mean navigating the UI from the keyboard, not keyboard shortcuts. Try the ribbon that way, then try the menu-based approach and you'll get what I mean right away. There's no logical order to some of the ribbon's keyboard layout, it actually suffers from a similar keyboard issue as the Windows Vista start menu has, i.e. you don't always go where you'd expect to go. Of course the keyboard shortcuts work, but there are a lot of items that don't have those and that ribbon, depending on context and screen, can be erratic at best. I see what they were trying to do, but from the perspective a keyboard navigation it just wasn't thought out very well.

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RE[5]: Comment by darknexus
by wigry on Sun 18th Apr 2010 17:46 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by darknexus"
wigry Member since:
2008-10-09

Unfortunately you have to accept, that you are fading minority who uses keyboard to navigate the UI. The technology companies does not take your use case into account when developing new solutions. Mouse works fine for 95+% of users and thats where the money is. Sorry! You are left behind and you're on your own! ;)

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