The Microsoft Macintosh Business Unit (Mac BU) published its Office 2008 Sneak Peek #6 on Tuesday. The Sneak Peek showcases the PowerPoint interface to iPhoto and Wordis Notebook Layout View improvements.
Microsoft cited these items to showcase in SP #6:
Send to iPhoto: With Office 2008, users can share presentations from their Macs to their iPods. By enabling users to save slide shows to iPhoto, PowerPoint makes it easy to deliver mobile presentations from your iPod. Just save the show as either a PNG or JPEG file and transfer to an iPod to enable portable pitches, proposals and presentations.
Apple Remote Control-enabled: PowerPoint 2008 takes advantage of Apple Remote control, allowing presenters to roam the room while using the simple six-button functionality to remotely control their slideshow.
Notebook Layout View Improvements: The Notebook Layout View in Word has been improved to provide greater flexibility to manage your thoughts. Users now have the ability to customize their workspace with different backgrounds, as well as add color-coded tabs to ensure a more efficient note-taking taking experience. All this in addition to the powerful features users are familiar with including synchronized audio notes, and task integration with Entourage.
Office 2008 for Mac OS X is scheduled to ship on January 15, 2008. Currently, Microsoft is offering a special promotion for those who pre-order.