Microsoft Office 2010 beta build leaks onto torrent sites

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Even though a public beta build is expected to arrive as soon as next week at the Professional Developer Conference in Los Angeles, those of you who can't wait until then can apparently find the Office 2010 code already on torrent sites. According to Neowin, the Professional Plus version of Microsoft's next-gen productivity suite has been making the rounds online marked as Beta 2 (build 14.0.4514.1009).

The beta is an update to the technology preview of the software that was leaked in May and officially released in July, though the most notable changes here are merely a "refined" interface and new program icons. The leak reportedly requires a product key to install, but Technical Preview keys seem to be working just fine.

In addition to its desktop applications, Microsoft is also readying browser-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Preview versions of the first three were released back in September. It's unclear if they will also see an update next week, all Microsoft is promising are "some exiting news" at PDC. (Image source: Craving Tech)

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