Microsoft Office 2010 Beta Now Available

Microsoft Office 2010 Beta - Free DownloadIf you want to see what Microsoft has in store for Office 2010 here’s your chance. Microsoft is making the Beta of Office 2010 available for all comers. You can download it right here.

I’ve been using the technical preview for some time and I really like the changes Microsoft has come up with. The ribbon now appears across the suite of apps, and you can modify it and put things exactly where you want them to be. The most impressive thing that I’ve discovered in my use of the technical preview is that everything seems to open and operate with excellent speed.

Of course the thing that most folks have their eye on is the use of the cloud. You’ll have to wait a bit for that unless you’re working with a company that is also testing out the Sharepoint Beta. Microsoft isn’t making consumer versions of its Web Apps available at this point.

Microsoft is also making the Beta of Office Mobile available for you to test out on your Windows Mobile handheld if you are running WinMo 6.5. It is supposedly available on the Windows Marketplace for Mobile site, but I don’t see a link there yet.