Office 2010 tech preview leaks onto interwebs
A technical preview version of Microsoft’s forthcoming Office 2010 has popped up on several BitTorrent sites, just days after the company released it to a select bunch of testers.
The software was supposed to be dished out on an invite-only basis. However, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Office 2010 Technical Preview have been leaked onto the interwebs.
Microsoft confirmed last week that it would push out a new test build of its Office 2010 suite, which faces increasing pressure from market rivals such as OpenOffice.org and Google Docs, in July.
However, the software giant handed a technical preview of Office 2010 to a few thousand people last week.
The Office 2010 beta is expected to land at some point in the second half of 2009. It can run on Windows XP SP3, Vista and Windows 7. Additionally it will also work on any computer that can run Office 2007, Microsoft noted last week.
Apps crammed into Office 2010 include Access 2010, Excel 2010, OneNote 2010, Outlook 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Project 2010, Publisher 2010, SharePoint Designer 2010, SharePoint Workspace 2010, Visio 2010, and Word 2010.
Ars Technica has some screen shots of the new software here. ®
MS CRAP FEST?
This is just more of the same old, same old.....
MS is trying to pull the "We will lead the way and everyone else will follow" bullshit.
But in trying to repackage a dog terd (the basic functionality or lack of) in tinsel one year, sugar frosting the next, and a shiny bow the year after and christmas wrapping the year after; all one gets is a dog terd rebranded in fancy clothes - so THEY can think they can MAKE YOU, keep paying in to their perpetual cash cow.
I had a go of 07 and while some improvements were appreciated, when I found that I could not remove the boundaries of a table by merging the cells - it occurred to me that "O& is just a dog terd wrapped in tinsel and they fucked up in the repackaging of the old software".
Evan if I got a pirated version I would not be inclined to use it.......
Their efforts to TRY and make me perpetually and mostly needlessly subscribing to the never ending MS upgrade cycles - is a complete wank.
Not having menus and forcing everyone to use that idiotic ribbon..... oh spare me.
IF the base product was simply kept as a base product with incremental improvements - MINUS the deliberate efforts to trash other software and compatabilites - including backwardly with their own products - well I might consider getting it - and only a pirated version - in lieu of all the thousands of hours of UNPAID FOR hassles their crap software has caused me in the past....
See MS - I am not frighted of MISSING OUT ON the "ME TOO" keeping up with the incrowd who have the latest and most compatible MS software....
The Open Source software is getting to be really good, and I hope they start to use MS's tactic of stealing everyone else's ideas, and using some of the better improvements in OPEN OFFICE (.org) etc.,
But the never ending MS conjob of an upgrade cycle....... they are just dog terds wrapped in tinsel.
@AC @ 14:45
"....RTFM and learn the keyboard shortcuts..."
Well fuck me backwards! Learning the keyboard shortcuts in an app is quicker than picking the mouse up every time you want to access the tools? Who knew?
Next week, how reverting to DOS can save you a shitload of cash on hardware and gets rid of *all* that tedious, time wasting GUI shit once and for all.
"The ribbon interface is much more efficient..." "...RTFM and learn the keyboard shortcuts"
Call it Office for Touch Typists.
That is all.