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!
Outlook 2010(Beta)(x64) did't Sync through Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1 with my Windows Mobile 6.5 Phone. It just erase my Contakts and dont wont to sync them back. Please help! I cant make my Outlook default mail, calendar and contacts programm. Use default checkbox in parameters marked. Contacts checkbox Mobile Device Center is available.
I can't installed office 2010 because my computer announce "The language of this installation package is not supported by your system"
Help me urgent
Office 2010-64bit Enterprise Edition - doesn't install
Downloads fine - but the install fails consistently.
Will try a fresh download - would appreciate a troubleshooting link to try out.
All Hardware is capabale and software is within the requirements so I truly don't know why it doesn't work.
Do you suppose that issues posted on this blog are what is causing so many people to switch to the other operating systems? No names mentioned, but one other operating system has recently been gaining a lot of converted users.
I was going to install 2010 Office Beta, but after seeing all the problems, I wont.
Install problems need someone more knowledgable than me to work on them.
I drive a car but am not a mechanic...So, if the average USER cant use the system, it's best I wait til the errors go away. I wouldnt drive a new car with known bugs, just to start the ignition.
Looking forward to Office 2014.
@TED WAY: You write to somebodoy that SAS should be installed with the technical preview. so it was, but as i installed the beta it asked to uninstall older versions... so I uninstalled all I find incl. SAS...
what can I do?
When I first downloaded Office 2010 I was quite impressed by Outlook. It really developed a lot. The Outlook Social Connector is a feature I'll definitely use in Outlook very often. Therefore I can accept that the search is still not good enough to cope with all my incoming messages, thanks to lookeen this isn't really a problem.
I got the download for Home office, but when I install I get this "A file required to set up Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 (Beta) is corrupted. Try running Setup again. If the problem continues, contact your computer manufacturer for support." Can someone help tell me what I need to do?
Unnoticed Outlook Problems
1. when creating a form, your logos arrive as attachments because of a glitch in the "automatic image compression", when you compose an email without turning off automatica image compression, it also arrives as embarrassing attachments. meaning, that the problem lies in the way outlook stores forms, somehow reverting to a default format,
and that form, once created, can never be adjusted with image compression on or off to solve th problem, and the form becomes forever useless. Unless you possibly go through the procedure of selecting each image in the form and turning off compression, which defeats the purpose of using forms
Solution: give a tools menu option to permanently disable "automatic compression", which also re-establishes/remembers the similar function and setting in the Forms creator / developer / manager
2. Signature files do not include a text-wrapping option. I understand you did this because of the "buggy" behavior of the signature file, but when editing the signatures .htm file in the signatures folder with MS Word's WYSIWYG editor you can achieve text wrapping effect, giving the logo to the right of several lines of text, which an overwhelming majority of corporate logos and signatures require, but is not doable in Outlook 2007s signature tool. many people are even coding the breaks into the html
Solution: Add the single "text wrapping' "Through" function in the signature editor in Outlook, and disable "image compression" for images and logos used in signatures to prevent them from arriving as attachments
3. the html format is word is not "email safe", meaning alot of the format disappears in web-based email, though it looks great in Outlook. The HTML editor is too complex / rich and needs to be modified for outlook to keep to standard browser widths, and use only objects that can show through and work with all web-based email clients.
forget about those code-nuts who want to spread spyware and malicious viruses on outr comuters with CSS
and focus on Outlooks features being on standard width, and with standard funtions that work with web-based email clients, as opposed to matching browser standards the radical developers are demanding
Solution: make the Outlook Email editer less powerful than Word's, and limit margins and functions of objects and layout and formatting which doesnt work with main email services such as Gmail
Add a tools menu function to make all carriage returns behave as shift + enter, so that those of us who properly compose our emails don't get them double and tripls and quadruple spaced on the web-based email's client server
editing the signature .htm file also requires the use of shift+enter to even make a new line, just hitting enter skips an entire page.
the signature editor should have only shift+enter carriage return function for all 'enter's
a proper email is composed double spaced, much as I am composing this post
this is standard email format, especially in international business communications where separating lines really helps to clarify the message and divide the points, and avoid costly mistakes and serious errors
and when we compose the email like this in Word, in proper format, it is recieved in other email clients
when importing your contacts from an excel database, all Chinese formatting is lost, and shows up as little square boxes
I must first import my excel database into access, and then save it, and then import the access database into outlook, that is the only way I can read Chinese Charaters on an English windows XP and English Outlook.
Solution: fix outlooks encoding issues.. or is it excels?
it would be nice if we could instantly add skype, twitter, facebook, blogspot, msn messenger, yahoo messenger, etc to our signature in the signature editer
such as a little icon developer, where you browse for the icon, and select the function, or have them all ready made.
but alot if different countries have very different messengers/ blogs, so it would be much more useful to have an icon developer / editer
7. Adding a date for sent messages sitting in your outbox or 'future outbox' folder to send to specific dates weeks or even months away
currently you only give us several hours to delay, we really need a calendar to appear, and select the date and time manually
and that should even be built into the Mail merge steps, so this mail merge sent out today, the next mail merge sent out next friday, etc...
8. Mail-merges currently do not have an option to add custom fields to the body of the email if the mailmerge is sent as an attachment, which completely defeats the purpose of having a mail merge with attachments sent to 30 people.
If you cant even add their name to the body of the text, why would you want to add their name to the atttachment? there needs to be th ability to do both, or the Mailmerge remains sort of 'broken'
9. Mail merges currently cannot send to multiple email address fields for contacts, such as a spouse email/ comapnay / email etc., other than distribution lists, which dont even have enough data for a mail merge. the only way around this is to mail merge directly from an excel database, and sen to email 1 first, then do another email merge to the email 2 fields.
i, for one, do not write 2 email addresses for one person unless each email address serves a different function.
10. Email accounts and outlook account selection should be built directly into outlook, and not only achieved through the windows control panel.
I used to have 3000 different contacts on my PDA phone that would sync to my windowns mobile 6 pda no matter what I did, until i created a new account for business contacts and another account for personal contacts, which made my life extrmely miserable.
I recently bought a new laptop with Windows 7 32-bit and have been using the pre-installed trial version of Office 2007. Today, I downloaded and installed Office 2010 beta 32-bit. No errors occurred during the installation; I restarted my computer; then started Word 2010 and opened a DOCX-file, I changed something, then pressed "save", then Word froze. I restarted Word 2010, repeated what I'd been doing, Word froze again. I opened a different document; Word froze again. I opened a blank document then clicked on the exit X in the top-right corner, Word froze again. and so on.
Word basically froze within a few clicks no matter what I did.
Any thoughts on this? What's the problem? Somehow I didn't have to enter the key that I received when I downloaded the file from the Microsoft website - could this be the problem?
I cannot download the file !
The downloadmanager just does what he has to do, until the end: at 99%, it says: fatal error, file corrupt. He has downloaded then 648.47 MB of 648.48, but i have only the option to restart the download, or cancel. Since we have downloadlimits here in Belgium, i can't afford to me to have several times the same problem - this is why I cancelled the download.
This all happened 2 times (last days of december, and today). I'm working with windows7, and IE 8.0.
any suggestions to solve this ?
I would trade anyone's install problems for my uninstall problems. I'm a long time user of Microsoft Office Products, and have beta tested for them for years (mostly for the fun of it). I don't like 2010. It insists on installing from the internet every time I use it and I don't want to wait around on it.
This morning I set about uninstalling it and have continued to suffer from one error message after another. First it says there's a problem with the One click App. Then when I set about uninstalling the One Clip App it says the action can't be completed. I've done a restart, shut off everything running in the background to no avail. If this is the future of this particular incarnation, I think I'll wait for the next one.
I made a post 3 days ago about my problem with Word, which I have solved in the meantime: Apparently, the EndNote add-on caused this problem. I un-installed Office 2010, deactivated Endnote under Word 2007, then re-installed Office 2010. Now everything works fine.
My outlook 2007 does not work after the 2010 uninstall.
Is it possible to get a new key for the Beta if you happened to "misplace" your original?