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I mentioned collaborative editing -- Word makes good use of it -- but a few other new features in Word turned my head even more. In-document comments now work more like discussion threads, so you can pass detailed notes about changes back and forth without crowding the document. Markup can also be presented in an abbreviated form, and comments can be marked as "done" when you've responded to them. Another nice touch is the "pick up where you left off" function. When you reopen a previously edited document in Word, the program remembers the last edit point and offers to take you there.
One of Word's best new features is remembering what you were doing. When you return to a document, you're invited to pick up right where you left off when editing.
Excel's new features are a mix of goodies for the bean counter and tools for the average user. For everyone, there are helpful features like Flash Fill. Essentially Autocomplete 2.0, Flash Fill detects existing patterns in a spreadsheet and helps replicate them automatically, although it seems to only work in very specific cases. For more advanced users, there are PivotTable enhancements, such as the ability to suggest the best way to have selected data transmuted into a PivotTable, and a genuinely useful data visualization feature called Quick Analysis Lens, which lets you preview charts and graphs of selected data in much the same way you've been able to preview applied text styles for Office documents.
Excel's new Quick Analysis Lens feature gives you immediate and multiple visualizations for selected ranges of data.