Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview screenshots

Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview has officially been leaked onto the internet. Showing the first look at the technical preview of the next big version of Microsoft Office.

Available in both 32-bit and 64-bit, possibly available on the same disc on launch, the newest Office release fits smoothly into Microsoft next big operating system, Windows 7. The ribbon is commonly used across all the Office applications to give users a better and easier navigation.

Installation:


Word 2010:


Excel 2010:


Outlook 2010:


OneNote 2010:


PowerPoint 2010:

Updated: Images showing the classic menu for Word 2010 and Excel 2010 is available using a third party tool called Classic Menu for Office 2007 and does not come standard in Office 2007 or 2010.

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Anyone install this with Office 2007? Office 2010 Tech Preview seems to have overwritten my Outlook 2007 even though I had it install side-by-side and in a different directory from my Office 2007.

How is the support for formatting styles, cross-references and document merging/comparing compared to 2k7?
I just finished a 100 page report in word 2007 and i can tell you one thing. I am never ever using word again for a document of that size with several authors.

I will have to 100% point out that I believe that x86 and x64 will be on 1-disc. My reasoning for this. If you have Office 2007 installed on a x64 version of Windows and run the x64 installer of Office 2010 it tells you it conflicts and you cannot upgrade. If you want to upgrade it says to navigate to the root of the disc under the "x86" folder. Try it and you will see what I mean.

I hate the ribbon. Nice to see a possible comeback to the menu bar. I have Office 07 installed currently, but will probably switch back to 03 version so I can get the menu and familiar toolbars back. Also the 03 version loads up a lot faster.
The ribbon needs to be customizable like the 03 toolbars are. Or at least provide the custom toolbar in a tab and the menus. Hopefully someone at microsoft will see this.

You're among the few that hates the ribbon. I found the ribbon in Office 2007 to be quite usable, and I'm using more features in Word and Excel than I ever did. In Office 2010, the ribbon is customizable. Stop ranting and actually start using it before you spout off so negatively about things. Hating something because it's new and different went out of style in the late 90s.

One HUGE feature that I discovered was that you can now have multiple Exchange accounts configured under a single Outlook profile. So I can now connect to both my corporate Exchange server and my home Exchange server under one profile. Very convienient!

P1R4T3 said,
For the classic menu I think you need the "AddinTools Classic menu for Excel". Refer to the Excel splash screen.

Well exactly It's external application, not built in Office 2010

Is there such a tool for Word (and/or) Powerpoint? I absolutely hate the ribbon bar in Office 2007. Feel like I spend half my time trying to find the right damned icon. If anyone could enlighten me, I would be eternally grateful.

bradsday said,
Is there such a tool for Word (and/or) Powerpoint? I absolutely hate the ribbon bar in Office 2007. Feel like I spend half my time trying to find the right damned icon. If anyone could enlighten me, I would be eternally grateful.

Classic Menu for Office 2007 works great, but I've already got used to the Ribbon ...

Yes, it is Classic Menu for Office 2007, I didn't even noticed it carried over into Office 2010!

As for the developer menu, you can enable that:
Start Icon in Word 2007 / 2010 >
Word Options >
Show developer tab

The screenshots make it look like the Office menu overlays over the entire window. That's not right, is it? Is it? Because that would be a terrible UI decision.

Yeah it's bloody horrible I hope it doesn't make it to future releases. Just like office 2k7 at this early stage it needs a lot of work

SuperHans said,
Is it useful?
No. There is probably a very small number people that find it useful. It's a great example of when a pen and paper do a better job than software.

Actually, it is more of a user preference. I find it to be one of my most useful applications. I use it as much as Outlook and PowerPoint. It is great if you hate to keep paper notes.

The integration with Outlook (really strong in the 2007 version as well) allows me to create Tasks right from my notes, link my notes to calendar appointments, etc. I use this not only heavily at work, but also used it while doing going through my MBA program in college.

It has great organizational capability and the fact that I can search through my notes from any meeting (or class) has really come in handy when a question comes up weeks later.

That said, it really is about how you live and work, digitally or paper based. Personally I would prefer to never use paper for notes, presentations, etc.

boogerjones said,
No. There is probably a very small number people that find it useful. It's a great example of when a pen and paper do a better job than software.

If your paper notepad includes a Search function, I'll have a dozen, please.

dleiva said,
Actually, it is more of a user preference. I find it to be one of my most useful applications. I use it as much as Outlook and PowerPoint. It is great if you hate to keep paper notes.

The integration with Outlook (really strong in the 2007 version as well) allows me to create Tasks right from my notes, link my notes to calendar appointments, etc. I use this not only heavily at work, but also used it while doing going through my MBA program in college.

It has great organizational capability and the fact that I can search through my notes from any meeting (or class) has really come in handy when a question comes up weeks later.

That said, it really is about how you live and work, digitally or paper based. Personally I would prefer to never use paper for notes, presentations, etc.

I completely agree. Personally, I use it as a replacement for all my paper notebooks at school (I use a tablet) and it's extremely useful. 2010 especially - its search feature is much nicer than OneNote 2007's, and it's also more responsive.

It's easier for me to organize things on a computer than on paper. I don't know why, but it just is. Whenever I try using paper notebooks, I always end up with a bunch of loose papers everywhere.

All my notes are on this tablet and synced through Mesh to my home computer and my Live Desktop. If I ever lose this tablet, although it would be quite expensive to replace, I wouldn't lose any of my notes.

Unsurprisingly, booger is in the minority. OneNote is increidbly useful but only if you can spare the 5 minutes it takes to learn how to use it properly. It is a great tool for collecting all kinds of information from many different places and organizing it.

What you've done a poll? Just because you don't find it useful doesn't most don't. I love OneNote, and if you know how to use it effectively, it is perfect for so many things.

I don't like the transparency behind the text of the inactive tabs. I thought Aero was supposed to make the windows content clearer...

boogerjones said,
I don't like the transparency behind the text of the inactive tabs. I thought Aero was supposed to make the windows content clearer...


This is only a tech preview, its not like they have even finished working on the ui yet.

mindscape said,
That's interesting. Maybe there is a way to enable the "menu" tab from the options?

Couldn't find any. Maybe I'm blind

BorisX said,
This is external application Classic Start Menu for Office 2007 :)

I think then it shouldn't be shown in "official" screenshots. Shame to the author.

I've been using this for a week now (gasp) and pretty good so far. Tho it's having problem with my bluetooth device...?_? so i disable that addins. Works fine now. I find working on a document is best on a 4:3 aspect. Widescreen is not an ideal office work area.