Microsoft Office 2010 Public Beta Now Available for Download

After Windows 7 and the announcement of the full release of Windows Azure, Microsoft is now releasing a public beta version for MS Office 2010. The general retail will be out Spring next year.word-office-2010

Improved features include the ability to backstage view, broadcast powerpoint slideshows,video editing in powerpoint, navigation pane in word, calendar preview in outlook, enhanced pivot tables and sparklines in excel and the outlook social connector to ride in with the current social networking rage.

New to the edition is the counterpart Office Web Apps. This is a free web-based version of Office. It includes Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

A public beta was also released for SharePoint Server 2010, Project 2010, Visio 2010 and Microsoft Office Mobile 2010. Anyone with a Windows 6.5 mobile phone can download and test the suite until April 5 next year.

The Mac OS X version will also be available next year.

For Office users, you can check what’s new via an online presentation and you can download the beta version.