Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/10/20/office_2010_beta_november/

Office 2010 beta coming next month

Testing times for Microsoft

By Kelly Fiveash

Posted in Applications, 20th October 2009 11:48 GMT

Microsoft plans to shove a Office 2010 public beta out the door in November.

The software vendor's boss Steve Ballmer confirmed it will be made available next month during a keynote speech at Microsoft's SharePoint shindig in Las Vegas yesterday.

However, Redmond hasn't announced a date for when in November the beta would land.

Currently only a small number of testers have been able to get their mitts on a technical preview of Office 2010 since July. A completed version of the suite isn't expected to ship until the first half of next year.

A browser-based preview of Office 2010 finally rocked up in September for some testers to tinker with. ®