Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Microsoft Office 2010: The Technical Preview in test

Microsoft Office is almost widespread as Windows. But when the users have an upgrade fatigue set, and Web-based competitors want a piece of cake. Office 2010 are currently only available to selected users as a Technical Preview. A public beta will only appear in a few months. Office remains the de facto standard for office productivity among both businesses and consumers. However, companies like Google and others are trying to challenge Microsoft with free Web-based versions of applications similar to Word, PowerPoint and Excel, which make up the core of Office.

Office product manager, who pointed out that the Technical Preview, not all for the final planned features, and some still not working correctly. The current release is meant to provide feedback for the developers. In fact, we come again to the areas which still need some fine-tuning. One can only advise against this, the Technical Preview in production environments only. The quality of the upcoming Office package is not yet at the level of the 7th beta of Windows Office 2010. Unlike Windows, both variations on the same disk should come under 64 bit. However, Microsoft did demonstrate the online suite at the conference during a keynote by Microsoft Business Division President Stephen Elop, who said a technical preview would be available in August, followed sometime after by a public beta.

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