Today, Microsoft sent out an email to Click-To-Run Technical Preview participants that outlined the public beta which was announced by Microsoft last month; next week an email will be sent out to give further details.
This news follows the announcement of other closing Connect groups, such as the fully-fledged Office 2010 Technical Preview group earlier last week.
According to the email, we might be seeing the public beta as early as next week - hopefully with some further new features and fixed bugs that were present in the early technical preview. Neowin will cover these developments as they happen.
Dear Technical Preview Participants,
Thank you so much for all your feedback on the Office 2010 Click-to-Run Technical Preview. Your feedback has been of great help to the product team.
We are starting to prepare the Microsoft Connect site for the next Office 2010 release that we will also be asking for you to provide feedback on to us. You will receive an email next week with more information about the new release.
Starting November 10, 2009, the Office 2010 Click-to-Run Technical Preview release will no longer have available for downloading. You can continue to use the product on any computer it is installed.
It is important that you plan for the next product release. This release will NOT be upgradeable. You will be required to completely uninstall the current version of your product on the machine. We strongly advise that you backup all of your data files, before you uninstall the Office 2010 Click-to-Run Technical Preview release.
Again, thank you for your participation and feedback in the Office 2010 Office 2010 Click-to-Run Technical Preview Program.
Office 2010 Click-to-Run Product Team
Update: The Office team have confirmed they have some exciting news to share at PDC next week (via Twitter).