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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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RE: Urgh
By Motoman on 5/18/2009 10:40:54 AM , Rating: 2
Yes, and Burger King's french fries were chosen based on customer research focus groups...and they suck.

I did in fact find the little bit to customize the quick access thing. Aside from the fact that it's retarded that a consumer would have to "customize" their interface to have "advanced" features like Print and Save As on it ("oh, we won't bother to expose those on the Ribbon - who ever needs those functions?"), on the rare occasion that I wanted to do something else, I couldn't find it anyway.

And, on top of that, the ribbon takes up more screen space than the menu bar and th single line of toolbars that I need.

As for:

So why you persist in climbing on board your soap box every single time DT do an Office article is beyond me. You don't like it, fine, keep it to your self. The rest of us will get on using a superior product.

Well, I'm not the only one that feels this way, and I think it's important to keep a balanced outlook on the new "superior products" that are coming out. Which, by the way, is a bit of a strawman there, since "superior product" is definitely in the eye of the beholder (or rather, the hand of the mouseholder). Something that is new is not automatically better than something that is old.

RE: Urgh
By Ozziedogg on 5/21/2009 5:52:39 PM , Rating: 3
Today on dailytech:

motoman points most people use wordpad to type letters. MS employees try to justify office bloat.

"You can bet that Sony built a long-term business plan about being successful in Japan and that business plan is crumbling." -- Peter Moore, 24 hours before his Microsoft resignation

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