Today is an exciting day! At PDC we announced the availability of the public betas of Microsoft Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, Visio 2010, Project 2010 and Office Web Apps for business customers. If you’d like to be one of the millions of people who try, test and give feedback on the latest and greatest, you can download the betas at www.microsoft.com/2010.
We also announced that Microsoft Office Mobile 2010 beta is available now too, and you can download it through the Windows Mobile Marketplace for Windows Mobile 6.5 phones.
The final release of Office 2010 will debut next year, but we’re excited to allow everyone to start using the new features and tools that will help you collaborate, connect and work better together with others across the PC, mobile phone and browser.
The betas released today include everything we’ve talked about so far on this Blog and much more. In addition, today we announced several new facets of Office 2010 that you can check out when you download the beta:
The announcements and releases today reflect years of work for the Office team here at Microsoft – head on over to www.microsoft.com/2010, download the Beta, and let us know what you think!
Thanks for all of the comments and information folks. My colleague Ted Way mentioned some possible activation solutions in the comments above. In addition, we're looking into the setup issues you all have reported and will post back to the comments if there are general solutions you can take advantage of.
In the interim, for setup issues (or any other general thoughts), please feel free to go to navigate over to the TechNet newsgroups for Office 2010. You'll be able to look for other solutions and/or post issues that members of the community can also help with.
You'll find the newsgroups at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/office2010,office2007deployment.
Larry Waldman, Program Manager, Microsoft Office
Hey I got the Office Starter 2010 invite but there's no replacement for the Works Database?? WHY again Microsoft? Access is too overwhelming. Please develop an Access Express for Office Starter. Have you taken a look at Bento (FileMaker product)? We want something like that. I'll continue to use Works till a replacement for the Works database is made.
Thanks to Madhu Kris above I've gotten beyond the 2203 error (be sure to follow the complete instuctions); but now, right at the end of the Office 2007 repair I am getting a bootstrap error.
Remember, I have:
1. Vista Ultimate
2. Office 20907 Ultimate
3. I am still trying to repair the damage done from the beta install of 2010 to get my outlook running again from the mspst.dll error.
I've been trying to download the beta through Download Manager, but it's now failed three times, always stopping at 99%. The title bar says Download Manager - Integrity Check (99%). Any thoughts?
I've the same problem that Dilly to trying activate Office 2010 (0x80072EE2).please help me
I have installed the Beta onto my Win7 box - It was an UPGRADE from 2007.
Outlook will not run - it crashed every time i try an open it ... and it just won't let me in.
Sent a couple fo Frowns and screen schots.
Ideally, if you had chosen to 'Upgarde' to Office 2010 Beta while installing the first time (when you encountered the 2203 error), you must have no longer seen any of the apps.
I got around the 2203 error by following steps posted previously and chose New Installation and it all went through okay.
Please note, you will not lose any of the Outlook data files even if you aren't able to see the app - just go ahead and install Office 2010 Beta as a new installation and let us know what happens.
I have downloaded and installed MS Office 2010 beta. I use word,excel and PowerPoint generally. I have tested the software an believe it's just great.
First time during installation I encountered a problem but the next time I was successful. I have used all the above said software. There is a review about the newer innovations in the bunch 2010. You can read it at ajeetbharti.blogspot.com.
No, I chose to custom install Office 2010 to a different directory (C:\programs\outlook2010) to not (theoretically) disrupt my "working well" copy of Office Ultimate 2007 and Outlook 2007.
I received the 2203 error at the very end of the 2010 install, which then stated it was "rolling back" changes (which also took a very long time).
Unfortunately, when I did attempt to enter ANY Office 2007 product, they all had to reinstall themselves; worse Outlook 2007 had the mspst.dll error which I still can't get around (which I use daily and all day for my small business). I did use your step by step procedures above, which seemed to get past the 2203 error, but it then brought me to a bootstrap error.
Even using the Original DVD of my Office 2007 Ultimate does not "repair" my outlook...as it ends up with either a 2203 error again or the bootstrap error.
Also, the file it complains about does not seem to exist on my system (mspst.dll).
Obviously, the 2010 beta did not leave my 2007 install alone; worse, it removed files my Outlook 2007 required to run.
I think the frustrating part of this is I’ve tested many betas from programmers who obviously are one person shows…who run flawlessly on systems and don’t affect any other product. Yet, Microsoft, whom I have supported for decades…can’t even get a beta installed without messing up a system…using their operating system…and their software. Do no harm…! The statement “Well…that’s why they call it a beta”…simple doesn’t work with an “installation”. You expect issues with the “operation” of a package in a beta…not the disruption of other packages, systems and services. That’s year one, class one of basic programming ethics.
Sorry for the vent…VERY frustrating!
Installed fine on Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit and activated fine.
Win XP Pro, SP3 32 bit, installed fine, but when trying to activate, it pops up almost immediately with "an unspecified error has ocurred. Your request cannot be processed at this time. Please try again later. (0x80070001)"
I have tried it on a Formatted drive with a fresh install of XP Pro SP3 with the same results.
I also see no network activity with MS Network Monitor 3.3 when it tries to activate (Yet internet access works, firewall turned off, no proxy)
even with the network cable removed it also never gives me the option of telephone activation... it's greyed out.
Please support Office 2010 on 64-bit XP.
Installed 2010 Pro, Project, and Visio on Vista Enterprise x64. Installed the 32bit versions. No installation errors, no issues with activation, BUT...
Outlook lost it's ability to provide email notifications. No sound, no desktop notification, no email icon in the tray. Also, no way to "de-select" the "empty trash" notification upon exit.
I know this sounds like trivial issues, but it is basic functionality for Office users. By all means, increase the ability of applications, but why take away what we already have and love?? I have sent several "frowns" to MSFT, but have not had any responses. It's posted all over the forums, everyone is having problems with this, but MSFT is silent.
Will there be hotfixes for this beta to address these issues, or a "beta-2" release for further bug check?
Oh, and to answer a post above: 2010 WILL overwrite your PST files, so rolling back to 2007 will give you error messages when you try to start Outlook again. It will work, but you will see "this file created using a newer version..."etc. etc. each time you start it up.
I've got the same problem as frankf. It was simply because I've lost electricity during the installation. Any ideas how to solve it?
I learned years ago in "Customer Service 101" that once you give something to a customer, you can never take it away (i.e. your comment on Outlooks apparent lost abilities). You can give your customer choice (to turn on or off a feature)...but never take something back. It actually comes across as being worse than not introducing a desired option/feature to begin with.
Worse, you never know if that was the selling feature that sold the customer in the first place.
MS has been notorious for this in the past...and obviously hasn't learned anything.
I had Office 2010 Tech up and running. I uninstalled it and installed Office 2010 Beta. I also installed the compatibility program for Outlook. It has worked for a few days but now Outlook has siezed up and stopped downloading my 22nd message. I tried several times to cancel send/recieve but could not get passed message 22. I closed Outlook and now it won't re-start. Any ideas?