Microsoft Releases “Ribbon Hero” Training Game for Office 2007 & 2010

Ribbon Hero is a game for Word, PowerPoint, and Excel 2007 and 2010, designed to help you boost your Office skills and knowledge. Play games (aka "challenges"), score points, and compete with your friends while improving your productivity with Office.  (Thanks Jen!)
There are two ways to earn points:
    1. The first is simple – just by using the app. As you start using basic commands, like bold, italic, and underline, you’ll start earning a small number of points. As you use more complex features, like Styles or Style Sets, or combinations of features, you’ll earn even more points.
    2. The second way to earn points is by playing challenges. Click on the Ribbon Hero button to see a breakdown of your score (for example, how many points do you earn from Working with Slides versus Getting Artistic?).
Ribbon Hero + Facebook!
Ribbon Hero is the first Office Labs project to dabble with Facebook integration.  From the Ribbon Hero dialog box, you can click the “Connect to Facebook” button. Enter your Facebook credentials, and voila!  From the Ribbon Hero dialog, you’ll see a leaderboard showing your friends’ scores.  Click on any friend to compare your overall score, and your score per challenge.

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