Latest Office 2010 beta available to members of MSDN and TechNet

By on November 19, 2009, 8:37 AM
Update - Now also available to the public: Microsoft has taken another step forward by releasing the Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta to the general public today. So if you are wanting to take a taste at the new Office suite, you can download that here. In addition you can also download betas for Project 2010, Visio 2010, and SharePoint 2010.

Microsoft has rolled out the latest beta of Office 2010 to MSDN and TechNet members. The release comes shortly after beta builds of the upcoming productivity suite began leaking to torrent sites. Subscribers of MSDN and TechNet can presently download build 14.0.4536.1000 in both 32 and 64-bit flavors, and it is widely expected that Microsoft will introduce a public beta version of Office 2010 at some point this week.

While there is no official date for open beta, through the official Office Twitter account, Microsoft hinted that it would provide more details about Office 2010 at its Professional Developers Conference (PDC). The gathering will run from November 17 to 19 (yesterday to tomorrow), and is currently underway in Los Angeles, California.

The latest Office 2010 beta brings a new installation procedure, Upload Center, modified version of Backstage view, and refreshed icons.

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Puiu Puiu said:

I don't think i'll use a beta version for for my doc's. I need them to be bug free. Maybe shortly after it exits beta.

treeski treeski said:

I'm curious to know if Microsoft will offer a similar student deal to the amazing Office 2007 Ultimate one!

levar said:

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta Released to Public


Get FREE Microsoft Visio 2010 Beta

Get FREE Microsoft Office Web Apps Beta

treeski treeski said:

Thanks for the links Ievar

Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Downloading now and I shall let you know how it goes, but i'm downloading this as work so its well slow!

Kibaruk Kibaruk, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I feel like my comments are being erased... or may that be it was another topic... can't seem to remember.

I don't like microsoft betas, they have way too many bugs and security holes, maybe once the RC comes up.

paynetrain007 said:

Windows 7 beta was awesome and virtually bug free.

magemofo said:

Does this interfere with Office 2007 in any way? Can I run both of them at the same time?

gobbybobby said:

u should be able to run both at the same time.

dhanushka83 said:

How long about trail period

kimsland, Ex-TechSpotter, said:

Note: Beta is not exactly "Trial"

Beta is meant for testers to test the Office version to see if it works properly

MS info: [link]


Release Notes: [link]

Note: You must uninstall any presently installed Office before installing this Beta version

It will Expire on October 31,2010

PS: RTM is Expected in June/July 2010

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