Microsoft Office 2010 beta hits 1M downloads in two weeks

Microsoft confirmed today that downloads of the Office 2010 beta have hit 1 million in just two weeks.

Microsoft introduced the Office 2010 beta during its now annual Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles late last month. Company officials demonstrated various new features during a keynote on November 18 including social networking integration into Outlook 2010, and Office Web Applications that allow you to read, edit and save documents in the browser.

Stephen Elop, President, Microsoft Business Division stated he was "very proud" of the download achievement in a message posted to his official twitter account. Earlier this week a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that the software giant will be making Office 2010 available in June 2010. Office 2010 will be released in six different flavours, including a free version that includes Microsoft Word and Excel, but comes with limited functionality and includes advertisements. The editions of Office 2010 will come in Starter, Home and Student, Home and Business, standard, Professional and Professional Plus. No official pricing for the full version or upgrade edition of Office 2010 has been announced yet. Although the retail store date is scheduled for June 2010, users should be able to get their hands on a download-able version through TechNet and MSDN earlier than the street date.

If you're interested in trying out the Office 2010 beta then it's available for download for free. If you want to know what's new then check out Neowin's Office 2010 top new features guide.

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