Office 2010 Beta Leaks Onto Torrent Sites

An official beta for Microsoft Office 2010 is expected to be released next week at the Professional Developer Conference in Los Angeles, but someone who has got his or her hands on it early has leaked it out to the internet.

Neowin reports that the leaked build is numbered version 14.0.4514.1009 and is tagged with "beta 2" naming. Installation of the software requires a product key, but those who have tried it say that keys used for the Technical Preview work fine.

Craving Tech received a copy of the beta officially from Microsoft and has posted screenshots and early impressions of the software. Check that out here.

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  • nforce4max
    Didn't like 07 and this will be no different.
  • cabose369
    I wonder if they are still planing on doing the monthly subscription for it or if they canned that idea all together due to strong customer feedback against it.
  • rooket
    I don't use any of the advanced features. Office 97 is sufficient although I do use 2003 and 2007 these days... it is VERY rare for me to use this product at home however. not really too exciting.
  • tester24
    I hope it is as just as good as Office 2007 and better. Love the ribbon style and makes doing everything especialy in word/excel so much easier to get to because I'm not searching menus. Takes a while to get used to but once you do it's hard to go back.
  • christop
    That's old I have had that for a while now.. wow torrents are slow....
  • apache_lives
    nforce4max when you get the hand of using the 07 or newer style its so much better, and im sure if you got used to it in the first place and then went to the old 03 and older design you would hate it even more.
  • buwish
    I'm a bit curious to see if anything significant has changed with the beta, at least in comparison to the technical preview.
  • winner4455
    Open Office =)
  • duckmanx88
    winner4455Open Office =)
    works well for students if all you need is a word processor and power point. anyone know which FREE program to use if you want to edit pdf files?
  • DjEaZy
    ... OpenOffice then... costs nothing, works great...