Looking forward to Microsoft’s next major update for Office suite, Office 2010? Now you can preview the software way before its launch; an official public beta has now been made available. Just like all Microsoft software usually do before release, multiple builds of Office 2010 too were leaked online. A technical preview build as well as pre release build 4536 was made available to the public by an independent scene group (iND) and then by group WinBeta. Anyways you will no longer have to rely on leaked versions to sample Office 2010 – the first public beta is here.
Note that this is a very early build of Office 2010. Microsoft advises users to install it on a test PC. It is also advised that you remove all previous Office installations before installing this build. Supported operating systems include Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 (both 32 and 64-bit versions). Other system requirements are not that high either; You only need to have 500 MHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor or higher and just 256 MB of system memory or more.
Public beta is of ‘Office 2010 Professional Plus’ version. It includes the following software:
Like most betas, Office 2010 too has an expiration date; It’ll expire on November 2010, roughly an year later. Additionally, this version will require online activation via Windows Software Protection Platform.
You can download the setup file directly from Microsoft. Size is around 700MB (1CD).
[Click Here] to download Office 2010 Professional Plus Beta from official download page