Microsoft is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Office 2010, or what it calls a “record breaking year” for the family of office productivity solutions.

When we released Office 2010 to the world one year ago, our critics weren't easy on us. They said we were heading in the wrong direction by continuing to invest in our desktop applications in addition to the cloud. Even more recently, there've been more predictions of the PC's demise. But the reality is, based on the market results we see in our sales and adoption data, people continue to love Office on the desktop and they're embracing Office in the cloud.

In fact, business customers are deploying Office 2010 five times faster than they deployed Office 2007. Office 2010 is also the fastest-selling version of Office ever. And nearly 50 million people worldwide use Office Web Apps to view, edit, and share their documents from anywhere with a browser and an Internet connection.

What customers love about Office 2010

A year ago, I talked about the new experiences Office 2010 makes possible: multi-media features for creating awesome-looking documents, social media integration with Outlook Social Connector, more tools for managing e-mail overload, and online capabilities with the Office Web Apps. In honor of our one-year anniversary, we've created a series of blog posts with tips and tricks to help you make the most of these features in Office 2010.

Top 10 features include:

1. Broadcast Slide Show (PowerPoint)

2. Outlook Social Connector

3. SharePoint My Sites

4. Inbox efficiency features (Outlook)

5. PowerPoint and Excel document embedding for web sites and blogs

6. OneNote now included in all mainstream Office versions

7. Lync

8. Budget management (Excel)

9. Rich, integrated photo editing tools (Word, PowerPoint)

10. Office anywhere with Office Web Apps