Two days ago, I blogged about the “Office Button” (or the “Office Tab”, as I see it). In that post, I showed a picture of the “Backstage view”, which is shown when you click the Office Button.
The great thing about the Backstage View is that you have, at your finger tips, many features related to your document such as print options, new document options, share options, etc:
Figure 1: "Info" Backstage view
Figure 2: "New" Backstage view
Accessing the Backstage will give you everything you need to do once you have created your document. You can set the document’s properties, encryption, printing properties, etc.
Through the Backstage, you and your colleagues will have all the Metadata that really matters about the document at your and their fingertips.
The other fantastic feature comes in the form of extensibility. Backstage view allows developers to build applications that control and add features to it. In this way critical information about the status of a project being tracked by a document can be easily accessed through the Backstage view.