Microsoft Unveils Office 2010, Free Online

As suspected, Microsoft's today released more information about the suite of online applications set to rival the likes of Google Docs. First announced last October, Office Web will bring stripped down, lighter versions of Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint to customers' web browsers.

Microsoft has said that the software will be free and, similar to Google Docs and its availability to Gmail users, will be available to anyone with a Windows Live! account.

Office Web aside, the company also release some details about the full featured, offline version of Office 2010, which will bring a plethora of new features including co-authoring in Word and video editing in PowerPoint. Microsoft announced that Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, Visio 2010 and Project 2010 have reached the technical preview engineering milestone and starting today, tens of thousands of people will be invited to test Office and Visio as part of the Technical Preview program.

Check out Microsoft's website for more details.

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  • scook9
    WOAH. Microsoft doing something for free? you cant even get tech support over the phone without a credit card handy from them.....
  • tipoo
    Damn it! The Office 2008 torrent JUST finished!

  • computabug
    tipooDamn it! The Office 2008 torrent JUST finished!

    What office 2008?

    So, does this mean we can use Microshit Office in gnu linux without WINE, just like Docs? I'd only use office because of the eye candy. When people tell me it's not compatible with Word, I say "screw off, MS supporters!" I don't understand, why do people like to use proprietary formats instead of the standards?