The latest known beta build of Office 2010 ( version 14.0.4417.1000) has been leaked to the Internet. A few days ago, pictures of this particular build had surfaced on various websites. The images show the new and improved Backstage view along with a complete new set of icons for each Office Application. A new Upload Center is also available for document sharing as well as a new activation system.
I personally do not like the new icons and I hope they change them back to the Office 2007 icons which look far better. The beta for Office 2010 is officially expected to be available this fall where as it should RTM around May or June of 2010. Do keep in mind that the Office Web Apps preview was supposed to be available last month but it still hasn’t. For more information about Office 2010, check out the Office 2010 FAQs.
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