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Posted on November 18th, 2009 by Tim Danton

Microsoft Outlook 2010 screenshots: Backstage view

We’ve already given a more general introduction to Microsoft Office 2010’s Backstage view, but Outlook 2010 deserves a special mention.

Microsoft Outlook 2010 Backstage view InfoAbove is the first screen to meet you when you click File, the Info screen. This makes it much, much easier to change settings than the horrible meandering mess that was Outlook 2007 and predecessors.

Microsoft Outlook 2010 Backstage view PrintThe Print view is welcome too. This lets you quickly see if a print-out is going to run over two pages when you only need one, for instance.

Microsoft Outlook 2010 Backstage view HelpJust for completeness, here’s the vision that greets you if you press on Help down the left-hand side. Exciting, I’m sure you’ll agree.

Microsoft Outlook 2010 Backstage view Options And finally, this is the Options screen. To access it, you click on the Options entry just below Help.

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6 Responses to “ Microsoft Outlook 2010 screenshots: Backstage view ”

  1. Matt Brezina Says:
    November 18th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    We should definitely tell readers about Xobni which is the original social connector plugin for Outlook

    Xobni has been downloaded over 3 million times and unlike MSFT’s connector is available today with facebook, linkedin, twitter and more in Outlook.

    Users can download xobni free here:

    It was expected that Microsoft would enter this arena ever since Bill Gates called xobni “the next generation of social networking” on stage at the Office Developer’s Conference. They have a long way to go to provide the level of functionality we’ve developed for over 3 years.

    I’m biased as the founder of Xobni, but I’d love to have your users give our free product a try.

    Matt Brezina
    Founder, Xobni

  2. norman Says:
    November 19th, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Xobni is great I agree – it’s also the most frustrating piece of software Ive ever used. I want to keep using it but it crashes outlook2007 under vistax64 and win7×64 – all after an Xobni ‘update’

    Search the ’support’ and see multiple users with same issue, even with fresh operating system install.

    Please fix your software for x64
    This has been over 6months

  3. David Wright Says:
    November 19th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    No screenshots on how it actually looks when workig in Outlook?

    The configuration screens are all very well, but something that you generally need once or twice a year.

    Some images of how it looks in the mail folders, contacts and calendar, for example, would have been useful.

  4. Tim Danton Says:
    November 19th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    @David – as I mentioned in the opening blog about Office 2010, we’ll be adding more as time goes on, but unfortunately it’s press week at the moment and time is limited. That said, I’ve now posted a quick-fire tour of Outlook 2010 in a bit more detail.

  5. David W Says:
    November 19th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Thanks Tim, just reading the other Outlook post now…

  6. Martin Welker Says:
    November 24th, 2009 at 7:46 am

    Hi guys!
    besides press coverage – but talking about the ORIGINAL social plugin means, you have talk about “Chilibase”. It has a panel for persons which shows social connections between all persons in your inbox. It was invented 5 years ago and released almost 12 month before Xobni or other plugins – sorry, Matt, I hope you agree ;)

    After a year we saw that the ONE thing an enterprise user really needs… was a comprehensive search: Searching over local data AND enterprise data – united in a single result view. After we experienced that complex UI within Outlook could lead to massive performance issues (Chilibase had), we decided to design the UI of our next software as simple as possible. We finally succeeded in a small toolbar with does one thing only: Power-Search for professional Outlook users. In the first weeks after release thousands of happy (and paying) customers gave us the feedback that out decision was right: And here it is:

    Martin Welker
    CEO Axonic


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