Microsoft appears to be in a beta-state of mind. Hot on the heels of the announcement that Visual Studio’s beta 2 release, Microsoft has announced that an Office 2010 public beta will be available in November.
Computerworld’s Gregg Keizer is reporting that Steve Ballmer, in his keynote address to kick off Microsoft’s SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas, said the Office 2010 beta would be forthcoming, and that anyone will be eligible to give it a try. Up to now Office 2010 beta testing has been confined to a technical preview to a select few thousand.
Office 2010 is a bit of a hybridization , having computer, web browser (Office Web Apps), and smartphone (Office Mobile) components. Up to now only the Office Web Apps have been available for review, and only on Windows Live.
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