You’ve seen all the new features of Office 2010 and now its time to try them on your own computer.
The first public beta of Microsoft Office 2010 is now available as a Free Download on microsoft.com/office. And other then Office, you can also download Visio 2010 beta and Project 2010 beta for your Windows computer.
This is the Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 edition so you get to experience Publisher and Infopath 2010 as well in addition to the regular Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook applications.
The Office installer weighs around 700 MB in size but you need around 3 GB of free space on your hard drive for the installation.
You can either upgrade your current version of Microsoft Office to Office 2010 Beta or select the Customize option during installation and set your current version of Microsoft Office to coexist with Office 2010 Beta.
All products require online activation after installation. In case of Office 2010, you can enter the serial number inside Word 2010 and it will automatically activate all other Office applications. Project and Visio will require separate activation since they use a different set of keys.
The beta version of Office 2010 will expire in October 2010. And other than English, Office 2010 is available for Software Download in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.