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Word 2010 Info/About Page notes 64-bit support

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32-bit and 64-bit versions of Office 2010 Technical Preview leak onto web

Over the past few months, there have been a steady stream of Windows 7 betas and Release Candidate builds littering the internet. Today, it looks as though Microsoft's other software cash cow, Microsoft Office, is getting early exposure to the masses.

DailyTech reported last week that Microsoft plans to offer a Technical Preview of Office 2010 in mid-July to those who preregister. However, there appears to be no need to preregister anymore as both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Office 2010 Technical Preview have leaked onto the internet in torrent form.

Both builds are readily available by doing a simple Google search and don't appear to need a registration key to install.

Those familiar with Office 2007 will likely feel right at home with the Office 2010 Technical Preview. If you hated the ribbon in the 2007 version, things don't get much better in 2010 as the interface is here to stay. For users already running Windows 7, startup times for Office 2010 appear to be much quicker than Office 2007 which should be a welcome addition to heavy Office users.

Microsoft is aiming for a H1 2010 release for Office 2010, so the Technical Preview should be sufficient for most tinkerers until that time arrives.

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By TomCorelis on 5/18/2009 3:04:08 AM , Rating: 2
While I see the 64-bit markings and realize that I *should* be impressed, the truth is that I'm really not. Are there any practical advantages to a 64-bit native Office suite, aside from the obvious need to keep up with the times?

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By Master Kenobi on 5/18/2009 8:13:10 AM , Rating: 2
Could be in Excel/Access if they did it right. Otherwise none of the other apps do enough calculations/searching to allow for any realized advantage.

RE: 64-bit...
By callmeroy on 5/19/2009 10:50:53 AM , Rating: 2
Yep as said 64-bit means next to nothing to an office sweet except for spreadsheets and db's....and to be honest, you really won't notice a huge benefit in those either unless they are significant in the scope of their calculations and formulas and/or the volume of data they contain.

For the average Joe user -- the 64-bit version for Office is little more than a "look at me I'm running 64 bit" badge of bragging.

RE: 64-bit...
By callmeroy on 5/19/2009 10:51:38 AM , Rating: 2
LMAO....I actually typed "sweet" for "suite".........oh boy I amuse even myself.

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