It’s been an exciting week with all the recent announcements at PDC. Today, at PDC we announced the availability of our public Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Betas. Lots of developers from the community who have been monitoring the new developer investments on Office 2010 can start creating solutions with the latest features. You can find links to all our downloads here:
Download the 2010 Betas
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access, Publisher, InfoPath, Communicator, SharePoint Workspace, and Office Web Apps.
- Project 2010 Beta
- Project Server 2010 Beta
- SharePoint Designer 2010 Beta (32-bit)
- SharePoint Designer 2010 Beta (64-bit)
- SharePoint Foundation 2010 Beta
- SharePoint Server 2010 Beta
- Visio 2010 Beta
- Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2
You can learn more about the benefits of Office 2010 by downloading the beta from www.microsoft.com/2010
Office 2010 Developer Content on MSDN
Today, I am also happy to share the availability of our new Office 2010 developer pages on MSDN. We launched a few minutes ago a set of pages that provide Office 2010 developer learning resources including Channel 9 videos, developer references, articles, feeds to Office 2010 bloggers and community resources, and our very first three Office 2010 Visual How-to videos!
- Converting Word Documents to PDF Format on SharePoint Server 2010 with Word Services
- Programming with Slicers in Excel 2010
- Creating Web Databases with Access 2010 and Access Services
We will start publishing more Office 2010 VHTs soon.
We have updated our Office 2010 (Beta) Developer Center with more community content and links to developer specific resources. We will add more links to content and videos as we continue publishing.
Office 2010 Beta is a broadly extensible platform for building information worker productivity solutions and developing for Office with Visual Studio 2010 makes this easy. The following six key initiatives show you how to get started developing with Office 2010.
I’m still developing Office 2007 solutions. Where can I find the content?
We have modified our home page so you can find your way to both Office 2007 and Office 2010 developer content. We have a commitment to continue delivering and helping you discover Office 2007 content.
You should also check the Products tab to find your way to product and version specific developer content.
Check back often the MSDN Office Developer Center for the latest updates on Office 2010 development and follow us on Twitter for the latest news and twits for new content and cool stories about Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 development.
I’d also like to suggest you all read David Hale’s great post on Developer Help Updates for Office 2010 Beta!
What about SharePoint 2010 developer content?
In case you missed it, you can find detailed information about our recent SharePoint Conference release here:
- SharePoint 2010 Developer Content Published
- Getting Started with SharePoint 2010 for Developers + New Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 (Beta) Developer Centers
- First Look: SharePoint 2010 Developer Documentation Now Live on MSDN!
Also, check back often the MSDN SharePoint Developer Center for the latest updates on SharePoint 2010 development.