Download Microsoft Office 2010 Beta public release

| November 18, 2009

Microsoft released the new Beta of Microsoft Office 2010 to the public. You can download directly from Microsoft website now.


This is not a final release, so you have to read below some steps to understand before installation:

  • It’s a good idea to backup all your data before installing Office 2010. We reccommend to not install this Beta release on your main computer. You can test for example in a virtual machine environment.
  • All previous versions of Microsoft Office should be uninstalled before proceeding to the new installation.
  • Before the installation, read the release notes.
  • You can partecipate to Microsoft Office 2010 forum to get important news.
  • Turn on automatic updates in case Microsoft releases new updates for Office 2010.

These are the system requirements:

  • 500 MHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor or higher
  • 256 MB of system memory or more
  • 3 GB of available disk space
  • 1024×768 or higher resolution monitor
  • DVD-R/W Drive
  • Windows XP with Service Pack (SP) 3 (32-bit)
  • Windows Vista with SP1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 with SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)

After registering, you will be able to select the version (we recommend 32-bit which runs great on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows) and your software language. Downloading the Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta could take an hour or more.

The new activation method is based on the Software Protection Platform first introduced in Windows Vista and currently used in Windows 7.

The list of products included: Word, OneNote, InfoPath, PowerPoint, Access, SharePoint WorkSpace, Outlook, Publisher, Communicator and Excel.

Other Microsoft Beta products available are Microsoft Visio 2010 and Microsoft Project 2010.

Download Microsoft Office 2010 Beta here

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