Earlier this year, we announced the Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview program for testers to participate in and since then, a popular topic and question has been, “When will the Microsoft Office 2010 Beta be available for download?” Well, the answer to that question has been announced and that answer is NOW! Today at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) Microsoft unveiled the public beta of Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, Project 2010, Visio 2010, Office Web Apps for businesses and Office Mobile 2010.
According to Kurt DelBene, senior vice president of the Office Business Productivity Group at Microsoft, “We’re excited to announce the public beta of the 2010 versions of Office, SharePoint Server, Visio, Project and Office Web Apps for business customers. Office Mobile 2010 has also reached the beta milestone. Starting today people can download the beta products online HERE.”
We are hoping to have millions of people download and test the products, as we depend on that feedback to shape the final product. To get the broadest range of feedback we are making this beta available in seven languages — English, Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, French and German — more than any other Office beta program in the past.
In addition, Office Mobile 2010 is also now available in beta, making the Office experience across the PC, phone and browser a reality. Office Mobile 2010 includes mobile versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and new SharePoint Workspace Mobile 2010, and is available worldwide in Windows Marketplace for Mobile for Windows Mobile 6.5 phones.
If you want to read more about the announcement, you can do so at the Microsoft Press Pass announcement page for the Office 2010 Beta.
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