A new blog has popped up on Office 2010, called the Microsoft Office 2010 IT Blog. It has given out information on the roll out of Office 2010 CTP to testers in July this year. Mary Jo Foley writes that Microsoft plans to roll out the CTP to thousands of invited testers in waves. The CTP will include Office 2010 Client, SharePoint Server 2010 and Office Web Applications, the online version of Office.
Office 2010 IT Blog hasn’t given any information on features yet, but it has covered some preliminary requirements:
1. Office 2010 will be available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
2. Office 2010 will run on Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.
3. You don’t need to replace hardware that is capable of running 2007, it will support Office 2010. Like Windows 7 has demonstrated, we realize that taking advantage of the hardware you already own is just as important as supporting all the new technology coming out.
If you’re interested to be part of the testers that get the technical preview, you can sign up here on the waiting list. Oh, and while you’re at it, you might want to check out www.office2010themovie.com. It isn’t really a movie, but a great way of building hype for Office 2010 with a countdown and a trailer.