Microsoft press are generous folk and often give away free ebooks on upgraded products. This is appreciated at Metaphorix because although using an upgraded product is not too difficult, you often want to know what new functionality it has and how to make best use of this.
So here is a link to a free ebook – First Look Microsoft Office 2010.
The book is 14 chapters in length and split into three main parts
Envision the Possibilities
Chapter 1: Welcome to Office 2010
Chapter 2: Express Yourself Effectively and Efficiently
Chapter 3: Collaborate in the Office and Around the World
Hit the Ground Running
Chapter 4: Create and Share Compelling Documents with Word 2010
Chapter 5: Create Smart Data Insights with Excel 2010
Chapter 6: Manage Rich Communications with Outlook 2010
Chapter 7: Produce Dynamic Presentations with PowerPoint 2010
Chapter 8: Organize, Store, and Share Ideas with OneNote 2010
Chapter 9: Collaborate Effectively with SharePoint Workspace 2010
Chapter 10: Create Effective Marketing Materials with Publisher 2010
Chapter 11: Make Sense of Your Data with Access 2010
Next Steps with Office 2010
Chapter 12: Putting It All Together
Chapter 13: Security in Office 2010
Chapter 14: Training Made Easy
This is the description of the main parts from the website
Part I, “Envision the Possibilities,” introduces you to the changes in Office 2010 and shows you how you can make the most of the new features to fit the way you work today. Chapter 1, “Welcome to Office 2010,” gives you a play-by-play introduction to new features; Chapter 2, “Express Yourself Effectively and Efficiently,” details the great feature enhancements and visual effects throughout the applications; and Chapter 3, “Work Anywhere with Office 2010,” explores the flexibility factor by presenting a set of scenarios that enable users to complete their work no matter where their path takes them.
Part II, “Hit the Ground Running,” focuses on each of the Office 2010 applications in turn, spotlighting the key new features and showing how they relate to the whole. These chapters provide a how-to guide for many of the top features you’re likely to use right off the bat, and they offer inspiring ideas on how to get the most from your favorite applications.
Part III, “Next Steps with Office 2010,” zooms up to the big picture and provides examples to help you think through interoperability. How often do you use the various Office applications together? Customer research shows that people often don’t realize how well the applications work together as a complete system—which means they might be laboring over items they could easily incorporate from somewhere else
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