Free ebook: “First Look: Microsoft Office 2010”


PLEASE NOTE: We have moved this ebook to a more permanent location. See this post.



Greetings! For a limited time you can download this free ebook without stepping through any registration. First Look: Microsoft Office 2010, by Katherine Murray, offers 14 chapters of early content, organized like so:

Part I, “Envision the Possibilities,” introduces you to the changes in Office 2010 and shows you how you can make the most of the new features to fit the way you work today. Chapter 1, “Welcome to Office 2010,” gives you a play-by-play introduction to new features; Chapter 2, “Express Yourself Effectively and Efficiently,” details the great feature enhancements and visual effects throughout the applications; and Chapter 3, “Work Anywhere with Office 2010,” explores the flexibility factor by presenting a set of scenarios that enable users to complete their work no matter where their path takes them.

Part II, “Hit the Ground Running,” focuses on each of the Office 2010 applications in turn, spotlighting the key new features and showing how they relate to the whole. These chapters provide a how-to guide for many of the top features you’re likely to use right off the bat, and they offer inspiring ideas on how to get the most from your favorite applications.

Part III, “Next Steps with Office 2010,” zooms up to the big picture and provides examples to help you think through interoperability. How often do you use the various Office applications together? Customer research shows that people often don’t realize how well the applications work together as a complete system—which means they might be laboring over items they could easily incorporate from somewhere else. This part of the book provides examples for integrating the applications and explores Office 2010 security and training opportunities, as well.

You can download the ebook here. It's about 10.5 MB.


Comments (78)
  1. Rosa says:

    I hope this book has some good learning material in it

  2. Al Martinez says:

    Nice from MS to provide this book free for all office users.

  3. Shaun360 says:

    This is great news and quite certain the information will be quite valuable.  

  4. Alvin Yee says:

    Am interested to find out the new features offered in Office 2010 and get ready to provide the new solution when necessary.

  5. I like this, free software from Microsoft after many years free support to his products

  6. When it will be available the italian language plug-in for the Office 2010 Beta?

    Many thanks for the e-book, very useful.

  7. IntoWindows says:

    Thanks for the effort. A must read for Office users. Btw, it seems that the download link is not working now. Please provide another link.

  8. Neil Tarvin says:

    Link is not working – is somebody going to fix it????

  9. says:

    Links doesn’t seem to be working

  10. KimSpilker says:

    We’re going to be placing the free ebook one a server with the Office group soon, but we wanted to get this out as soon as possible. Sorry for the download issues. We’ve heard that some people have had luck getting it this afternoon. We’ll let everyone know when it has a new home if you can’t download it this week.

  11. Ernie says:

    Link does not work. I have tried 3 different browsers to no avail. It will not download or open on-line

  12. winterfire says:

    Link does not work. anybody has got it? please can you share it to us who are not lucky enough, lol.

  13. David says:

    If you just click on the big file icon it seems to download OK

  14. Gang, see KimSpilker’s comment above.  Thousands of people have downloaded the e-book already, but we’ll blog about it again when we provide it via the Office group.  Just keep your eye on our blog or on our Twitter account.

  15. hklm says:

    With all respect due, to say "We’re Redmond MSFT and here’s a download that 100% of users who tried it all day can’t make work and we’ve heard that some users can make it work" is like your ad agency saying "We have Windows 7 and it doesn’t crash for a select few people."

  16. hklm says:

    Why would it work for thousands of people and not tens of thousands of others?  Maybe the fact it’s on MSN Skydrive is key to the failure of the download.

  17. Amit Kohli says:

    The link worked at 4:30 PM CST.

  18. pscanuck says:

    Worked as follows @ 19:51 EST.

    1/ Use Internet Explorer

    2/ Right Click on "Page" Icon

    3/ Select "Save Target As"

    4/ SAVE file to desired Folder/Location.

  19. Don says:

    Dear all, this is ridiculous, working people cannot check all the latest goodies daily. I am sorry but I really expect that such an offer is approved and committed before it is published. Heck to withdraw it, saying keep on looking on the spot… Microsoft you really can do better

  20. hklm, Don, and others: We’re looking into why the download works intermittently.  We’re not withdrawing it; we’re trying to determine what’s up.  

    Please note that when we post the e-book again (as Kim mentioned), we’ll leave it up for a very long time.  Free for everybody all the way to the release of Office 2010 and beyond.

    Thanks for your patience.

  21. Everybody, we just heard back from the SkyDrive team: we exceeded a bandwidth restriction.  The team tells us that they will remove the restriction by Monday morning, if not earlier.  I’ll keep checking in this weekend.  If this happens before Monday, I’ll let you know.

  22. I received an email tonight saying that our bandwidth has been adjusted.  We should be OK now.  Please try again if you’ve had trouble.

  23. Erik Kruseman says:

    I still use Office 2003 and I am very interested in what Office 2010 offers in terms of security and functionality

  24. Gagan says:

    hello i am a certified professional of microsoft w want this free eboojks. pls send me .

    Thanks & regards

  25. Arun Kumar Sharma says:

    I just want to review MS Office package 2010.please send me a free copy of "First Look: Microsoft Office 2010"

  26. Gagan and Arun, ckick the link in our blog post above and then click Download or the page icon to open or save the ebook.

  27. winterfire says:

    at last I got it. thank you guys

  28. Mark Parris says:

    Can you please place this book in a "Safe" download location – corporate policy dictates that this is stored on online storage and will not allow me to download.

  29. Ralph Edwards says:

    Ditto…Another file host would be appreciated.

  30. Should be useful, are there other free resources like this from Microsoft too.

  31. KHODI-KUBA BENNU says:

    I am Very Interested in Viewing The Microsoft Office 2010 For My Future Use, I am About To Purchase Two New Computers for 2010, Since The Last Time That I Purchased a PC was in 2006, I Know Feel That it is Time for me to Purchase a New PC as Well as My First Apple MAC! Thank You

  32. Still cannot connect to server to download e-book. Have tried all of the suggestions above.

  33. Kenyon Brown says:

    What a great resource!I’ve just started looking through the ebook and already found a lot of great information.

  34. Mark and Ralph, we will indeed be posting the e-book in a different location soon (via the Office group, I think, maybe next week).  We’ll say where via this blog.  We just wanted to get the information out as quickly as possible first.

  35. Babyboo says:

    Hope this ebooks helps me with regards to Outlook 2010 system.

  36. Sri says:

    I wish MS would provide more ebooks on stuff like Windows Kernel Debugging and Kernel/System architecture.

  37. KHODI-KUBA BENNU says:

    Thank You for the Microsoft Office 2010 e-book, I can only Imagine what Microsoft Windows has in store for the Future, Probably Windows X/10 Feature/Future Shock! or Something else that we can all Appreciate.

  38. KHODI-KUBA BENNU says:

    Thank You for the Microsoft Office 2010 e-book, I can only Imagine what Microsoft Windows has in store for the Future, Probably Windows X/10 or X.5/10.5 Feature/Future Shock! or Something else that we can all Appreciate.

  39. I still can’t download it from this location. I look forward to hearing what the new location is for download.

  40. Yoeri says:

    A free book s nice, but how aboout a free office suite? still rules

  41. Hannes Dorn says:

    you need JavaScript active to download the file…

  42. P.Goud says:

    Very Nice info, for future use !!

  43. Carol Reiser says:

    I would like to look this over.  Thanks

  44. Fernando Montalva says:

    Want to know about office 2010

  45. S David says:

    i want to first look Microsoft office 2010

  46. Jordan says:

    I cant wait to try it out… come on microsoft hurry up and release it please…

  47. Bernd Müller says:

    If you need a free eBook in GERMAN.


  48. Hi,

    Plz send me E book of Ms Office 2010.

  49. sahar says:

    Would you please send me Microsoft office 2010

  50. I shall appreciate it if you send me the Microsoft office 2010 aBook.

    or just provide a link.

  51. mamun says:

    i  am very happy to use it…………………………………………..

  52. Anuchat Adkhamphai says:

    Want to know about office 2010

  53. I would like to review this book.


  54. I been trying to use 2010 for legal outline numbering.  I hope this ebook will solves the mystery.  

  55. Paul says:

    I been trying to use 2010 for legal outline numbering.  I hope this ebook will solve the mystery.  

  56. Alfalfa says:

    Its a very useful Ebook. Thanks a lot!

  57. rangga says:

    i want to read and know about office 2010

  58. ghgsdhds ggs says:

    it is a happy news that M/S have released 2010 version of office…

  59. izdelava spletnih strani says:

    Can we expect another great font like there was Trebuchet MS introduced in ’96, which rocked the internet? It’s still the best looking and used font in my opinion.

  60. Mangi lal meena says:

    Iwant this book freee

  61. Chiranjeet Meena says:

    I hope this version is very attractive & easy to learn.

  62. Windows-7 says:

    I think the new Office has very powerful tools especially in Excel for data mining, pivoting and so on.

    Excel is on the way to be a reporting tool as well.

    I think this e-book will be very useful

  63. bloggerbd says:

    Where is the download link, i cant watch any where ????????

  64. josé barbosa says:


    I need the bokk (free) “First Look: Microsoft Office 2010”, but in portuguese. It's possible?

    Can you send me information for the e-mail:

    It's urgent.



  65. v.bell says:

    windows 7 is easy and fast to 10can be easy if you give the program a chance.not many people have any patience to work with technology im one of them.andwindows 10 makes life easier.

  66. ajay says:

    good material

  67. arif santoso driessen says:

    i want this book to learn again 🙂

  68. Hakeem says:

    Its very helpful to all of you. Link does not work. anybody has got it? please can you share it to us who are not lucky enough, lol.

  69. Hakeem, click "See this post" above and it'll take you to a different post where you can download the ebook.

  70. hatem says:

    If you just click on the big file icon it seems to download OK

  71. says:

    Very nice post 😛

  72. Abdul Wahab says:

    This is Great Book for MS Office User…..


  73. tarek says:


  74. omar says:

    i need the book. send me

  75. Jose manuel says:

    Look very interesting and I hope contain of it is also appreciable. thanks for sharing.

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  76. itbloggertips says:

    I hope, this would be a better book.

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