I’m currently downloaded the MS Office 2010 Beta, the beta version has been available publicly since November 18, 2009. Office 2010 Beta is a fully function version of the Office suite and will expire on October 31, 2010. Office 2010 beta is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. The software be available in June in retail stores in the United States.
I’m still testing the program, so I’ll be back for more information. The current beta version is the Release To Manufacturing (RTM 14.0.4760.1000).
So far here are some notable features about the new Microsoft Office 2010 Beta via Wiki:
- Updated support for ISO/IEC 29500:2008, the International Standard version of Office Open XML (OOXML) file format.
- Ribbon interface and Backstage View across all applications
- Background Removal Tool
- Letter Styling
- The Word 2007 Equation editor will become common to all applications, replacing MS Equation 3.0
- New SmartArt templates
- New text and image editing effects
- Screen Capturing and Clipping tools
- Live collaboration functions
- Jumplists in Windows 7
- New animations in Powerpoint 2010
Here’s an introductory video from the People at Microsoft about the new MS Office 2010.
Other Office 2010 applications are Access, Publisher, Outlook, InfoPath, SharePoint Workspace and OneNote. If you’re interested in testing out the suit, you can sign up and download the beta version at Microsoft Office 2010 Beta.
For more videos about the MS Office 2010, you can also visit MS Office 2010 Official Youtube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/officevideos.
Last modified: May 26, 2010