Updated Office 2010 technical preview build leaks

An updated version of Microsoft's upcoming Office 2010 technical preview has leaked onto the internet, days before the company is due to launch a private beta today.

Office 2010 build 14.0.4302.1000 is the latest to work its way out of the Redmond based software giant. Office 2010 has been surrounded with leaks from screenshots leaking early to beta builds leaking early.

Office 2010 promises tighter integration with Windows 7, full Ribbon UI for Outlook and compatibility with Microsoft's forthcoming Office Web Applications. This latest leaked build allows you to switch themes for Office 2010.

Neowin revealed last week that Microsoft is planning a private beta today at its Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans. It's unclear whether the company plans to offer this build or an older copy. Microsoft will announce full details later today and we expect a public beta towards the end of Summer.

Thanks to member freak180 for the screen shots

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I wish the put the Office logo back, instead of a boring 'File' name. Is it that hard to point out that it's an actual button when a person first launches it?

From other forums, it sounds like "Office Mondo" is supposed to be a new SKU for Microsoft Office 2010, and seems to include everything plus special "Mondo"-only features and new components named "Office for Sales".

pikablu0530 said,
From other forums, it sounds like "Office Mondo" is supposed to be a new SKU for Microsoft Office 2010, and seems to include everything plus special "Mondo"-only features and new components named "Office for Sales".


In other words, it will likely replace Office Ultimate and/or Enterprise (which had been the be-all/end-all in Office SKUs).

Amazing, Powerpoint's built-in video clip editor has as many features as Windows Live Movie Editor Beta.

Actually, a great addition Office would be the ability to take video of the desktop.

Files were digitally signed on July 8th, so it's pretty new. Don't assume that this is Beta 1. In fact, Beta 1, when released, may be older than this build. Hopefully we'll find out later today.

And WTF...Office STILL doesn't support tabbed documents? C'mon, Microsoft.

boogerjones said,
Files were digitally signed on July 8th, so And WTF...Office STILL doesn't support tabbed documents? C'mon, Microsoft.

That would be a nice feature for older operating systems. The Windows 7 taskbar seems to offer a nice alternative to tabbed windows though. And Ribbon tabs + Window tabs? Ew.

Relativity_17 said,
That would be a nice feature for older operating systems. The Windows 7 taskbar seems to offer a nice alternative to tabbed windows though. And Ribbon tabs + Window tabs? Ew.

+1

Looking forward to updating my tech. preview version to this. Have they added anything except themes and "File 'F" ?

Each MS product has a codename. IN this case, Mondo is just this somewhat secret add-in (Also known as Limestone) which I haven't quite figured out what it does yet.

It's Beta 1 but it still uses the "Technical Preview" name throughout. The build numbers and versions as well as the dates on everything including the digital signatures are all from the past few days, so it's the latest, and Beta 1.

And it's like amazingly fast and snappy too, far more so than Office 2007 ever was on the same hardware I use for testing. The splash screen for each app is barely noticeable and the app window just snaps into view, even after a reboot of the machine. Damned impressive stuff, for a beta.

It really is very fast. On this same system, it sometimes takes around 8 to 10 seconds for Office 2007 to load. With 2010 I see the splash screen for about 2 seconds then the app just instantly appears.

My first thought at that was: "That was too fast. That can't be right" lol

NightmarE D said,
My first thought at that was: "That was too fast. That can't be right" lol

Haha, my initial thoughts too.

br0adband said,
It's Beta 1 but it still uses the "Technical Preview" name throughout. The build numbers and versions as well as the dates on everything including the digital signatures are all from the past few days, so it's the latest, and Beta 1.

And it's like amazingly fast and snappy too, far more so than Office 2007 ever was on the same hardware I use for testing. The splash screen for each app is barely noticeable and the app window just snaps into view, even after a reboot of the machine. Damned impressive stuff, for a beta.


Just tried it, Outlook is terrible, can't send receive my mail accounts, always stucks on 27th, crashing every few minutes, and new inbox system is piece of

FoxieFoxie said,


Just tried it, Outlook is terrible, can't send receive my mail accounts, always stucks on 27th, crashing every few minutes, and new inbox system is piece of


You do realize it's a beta?? That's why I switched back to the real 2007 version.

Its not about Safe.. Its the Way of at MS Labs ... They Know Leakage is their main Product Campaign ....Without Costing Ad Budget Team ....
:-) The Funny Thing is .. Every Leak Seeded First From Steve Ballmer's Note Book Located inside Redmond....
MS Office 2010 Looks Fabric ......

Geez. Nothing is safe at MS. Windows 7 was always leaking and now it seems Office 2010 isn't safe. They need to tighten their borders!

They're doing it on purpose. Best way of ensuring a "hype" is if you let people get their hands on it, in a somewhat unofficial way. We love laws because we can break them.

Also, microsoft has a history with this, they loved the way "word" got around.

Not only is it good publicity, but they don't have to pay for it as well. Leaked builds and such can easily be tossed onto torrents that don't cost them anything.