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Office 2010 Box Art Leaked Online [Screenshots]

What more can we leak? Well has been leaked numerous amounts of time since its inception, and now we also have a chance to look at the Box Art in which Office 2010 will be shipping in June.

The boxes use the same color combinations as Office 2007, however the new creative’s have been included in this version. Surprising the Office 2010 Professional Academic edition sports a completely different look from the rest of the editions. Office 2010 will be shipping in June 2010, the pricing is not known yet, but check our earlier post about the details on how Office 2010 will be sold to get more information.

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What do you think? Do you like the Box Art? Or do you like what will be inside it?

[via Neowin & CentrumXP]

Microsoft Office 2010 Beta FAQ

is scheduled for launch in June 2010, many users are able to test it out by downloading Office 2010 and using it till October 2010.

However, many users may still be vary before taking the plunge. To dispel those doubts, Microsoft has put up a comprehensive page of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), which tries to answer questions related to Office 2010, and helps users know about the major updates in Office 2010.

If you are someone who has been putting off downloading Office 2010 beta, here is something that will help you make a decision.

Office 2010 Beta FAQs [via TechNet]

Download Outlook Hotmail Connector Beta

Microsoft has just released version 14.0 of Outlook Connector. Outlook Connector is now know as Outlook Hotmail Connector and is compatible with Office 2003, Office 2007 and .

Outlook Hotmail Connector basically allows you to access your Windows Live Hotmail account in Outlook without having to use POP or IMAP. The new version includes better Junk filter settings, integrated send/receive, integrated connection status and rules support for secondary accounts.

You will find the download links below for your Outlook version and operating system type.

Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 for Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010 32-bit

Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 for Outlook 2010 64-bit

How To Minimize Ribbon Menu in Office 2010 and Office 2007

Office 2007 introduced ribbons, a new feature which gave users easy access to several tasks and segregated them to provide one click access to otherwise hidden features. too sports the same ribbons.

However not many people liked the new ribbon feature and wanted to get rid of them. We did cover some tools to do it, which included the classic menu for Office 2007 and 2010. However, a hidden trick in both these versions can help you to minimize or hide the ribbon menu.

Hiding or Minimizing Ribbon Menu in Office 2007

To hide or minimize the ribbon menu in Office 2007, just double click on the active tab or use the   Ctrl + F1. In addition to that you can also right click the ribbon menu to hide it.

Hiding or Minimizing Ribbons in Office 2010

Office 2010 on the other hand provides users with a straightforward way to hide the ribbon menu. In Office 2010 applications, click on the up arrow button to hide the ribbon menu.

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To display the menu again click on the down arrow button. You can also use the shortcut key Ctrl + F1or the other options which existed in Office 2007 to hide or display the ribbon menu.

[via Office 2010 Blog]

Microsoft Word 2010 (Beta) Screenshot Review

Let me start this review by saying that the new Word is nothing short of awesome with an assortment of irritants, of course. Sure, the annoying (for me) ribbon has been retained from Word 2007; however, with practice it does become quite efficient. The software integrates very well with the Windows 7 taskbar and performs as admirably fast as I have grown used to the word processor. The features are solid while editing is a charm!

While the program at a glance looks and feels like dear old Word 2007, there are subtle yet effective differences. Primarily, the Backstage view (click on File and you go to the Backstage view) has been enhanced very well. This applies to the entire package!


Here is the ubiquitous blank document in all its glory.


Backstage view. The entire package has been spruced up!


Backstage view for the New option. Notice the handy Blog Postbutton!


The sharing options have been enhanced mightily. Especially useful is the send as PDF options. Integrates very well with Outlook and…


OneNote! The print to OneNote option is really neat and handy!


One of the neatest features included is the easy paste-options pop-out. This appears as soon as you hit Ctrl-V and shows the preview of the pasting option as you hover your mouse over it. This one kept its original formatting (from Facebook).


The screenshot button will prove to be undoubtedly useful when writing articles such as this one! (Although I used OneNote’s super-handy WindowsKey+S screenshot function mostly)

The remove background feature is the most talked about in the internet about Word 2010. Here’s a short sequence of screenshots showing how it works.


The picture is the stoic WordPress.com logo. Selecting it will highlight the picture format tab in the ribbon, clicking which will show you the option to remove the background.


Click the Remove Background option and the Background Removal tool starts operating. Just select the areas you want to keep (or delete, whichever is simpler) and click Keep Changes…


And voila, here is the logo! Photoshop, be wary, you have a competitor! (Not really, but it works for these simple situations)


WordArt is back! Close enough, anyway. This is an easy and painless way to make a killer document for that college poster title, among other things.

That pretty much wraps the short screenshot review of Word 2010 and its new features. The application is polished, fast and effective. It is a great tool for writers like me and presenters like you! Word 2010 beta comes free with a Starter Pack of Office 2010. Go for it!

Office 2010 Starter Edition Leaked

Starter Edition the OOPS adware version of Office 2010 has leaked on the Internet by a WinMatrix forum user.

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The starter edition of Office 2010 includes Microsoft Word Starter Edition and Microsoft Excel starter edition, which do not have all the features of the regular Word and Excel. However, the starter edition will be enough for your day to day use of dealing with documents.

Why is Microsoft giving the Office 2010 starter edition free? Like we told you in the beginning this is not much of a free version and is instead an adware, so you can expect to see ads pop up while editing your documents or creating spreadsheets.

You can always try out Office Plus Professional 2010 till October 2010 by downloading it from the official download page.

[via Blogs DNA]

Office 2010 Public Beta for Windows & Win Mobile Available for Downloads

Microsoft has finally started out with the public beta of , making the Office 2010 Professional Plus edition available for downloads.


This version of Office 2010 includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Access, InfoPath, Sharepoint, Publisher and Access. In addition to that Project 2010 and Visio 2010 are available as separate downloads.

Please note that you will have to uninstall all previous versions of Office before you can install the new version. You will have to register yourself using your Windows Live ID in order to download a copy of Office 2010.

Download Office 2010 Professional Plus Beta

[via Download Squad]

Download Office 2010 Beta [Coming Soon]

beta has hit the roads with MSDN and TechNet subscribers already having access to download the latest copy of Microsoft Office. If you are not a MSDN or TechNet subscriber you would still be able to download a copy of Office 2010 beta in the coming days.


Microsoft has already put up a site where users can download Office 2010 beta. However, the download buttons do not work yet. Microsoft will be offering three versions of Office 2010 beta including:

  • Office Home and Business 2010 beta
  • Office Professional 2010 beta
  • Office Professional Plus 2010 beta with Volume licensing

If you have been waiting to download the beta don’t forget to bookmark the Office 2010 download site. We will keep you updated as an when the downloads are available for general public.

If you have been wondering about the new changes in Office 2010, you can view leaked screenshots of Office 2010 beta. For pricing details view the pricing details for Office 2010.

Office 2010 Leaked on Torrents Before Release [Screenshots]

beta was supposed to be released sometime next week. However, like always a copy of Office 2010 beta is already doing the rounds on the internet on torrent sites.

Office 2010 beta has several new features as compared to the Technical preview version. Craving Tech has posted some screenshots of the Office 2010 beta.




Manan has also posted an article which compares the changes between Office 2010 Technical Preview and Office 2010 Beta. You can check out his post to learn more about it.

Signup for Office Web Apps Technical Preview

Office Web Apps, the competitor has opened up signups once again. Office web apps, is an online office suite, which allows you to create and edit documents, presentations and spreadsheets. We had earlier reviewed Office web apps. and it is well worth trying out.


Microsoft has opened up registration for Office Web Apps for a limited time. Visit the Office Web Apps Technical preview signup to register to test out or preview the new offering from Microsoft.

Leaked Screenshots: Microsoft Office 2010 Beta 1 Mondo Build 14.0.4417.1000

Microsoft has been a victim of numerous leaks. The beta 1 of Microsoft Office 2010 codenamed Mondo was leaked in August. It turns out that another Mondo build has made its way to the internet.

Here are some screenshots of the latest Microsoft Office 2010 Beta 1 Mondo Build 14.0.4414.1000. If you are looking to download the leaked builds, you may want to wait for a while. Microsoft will be releasing a public beta of Office 2010 shortly. You can download and test the latest version once they become available.

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Images via Wzor

Microsoft Unveils Office 2010 & Public Beta Details [Including Adware Starter Edition]

Microsoft will be released to general public and retail markets shortly. If you are gearing up to buy Office 2010, a recent post on TechNet has details of things you should know about Office 2010.

Here are some highlights on how Office 2010 will be sold through OEMs and direct sales along with information about their Office 2010 adware versionand the public beta for trying out Office 2010.

Office 2010 Product Key Card


Many OEM PCs and laptops usually preload a home edition of Office software. You can try out and use Microsoft office for a period of 60 days, after which it will work with reduced functionality and disable editing features. If you are satisfied with the performance, you can go ahead and buy a retail copy of the software.

However, starting with Office 2010, Microsoft is introducing a new way of selling Office software in the form of Product Key cards. The Product Key Card is a single license card that can be used to unlock pre-loaded Office 2010 versions.

The Office 2010 Product key card can be used to unlock, Microsoft Office Office Home & Student 2010, Office Home & Business 2010, or Office Professional 2010.

Ad-Supported Office Starter 2010 Edition

Microsoft is completely doing away with Microsoft Works, which usually gets preloaded on new laptops and PCs. Microsoft Works allowed users to view and open Office documents on their PC.

However, once Office 2010 is launched, all new laptops and PCs will be preloaded with Microsoft Office Starter 2010 Edition. However, this edition will be act like a adware software. Along with reduced functionality, you will also see advertisements popping up every now and then.

Office Starter 2010 will include Office Word Starter 2010 and Office Excel Starter 2010, with the basic functionality for creating, viewing and editing documents.

Click-To-Run Downloads and Upgrades

Microsoft is doing away with the usual process of downloading and installing Office software and updates, with the introduction of a new feature called Click-To-Run.

Click-to-Run makes it easier than ever for customers to try or buy Office digitally by significantly reducing the time and effort required to download Office 2010 over the Internet. Click-to-Run automatically downloads and installs any software patches when connected to the Internet, helping people maintain and keep their Office software up-to-date. Click-to-Run uses virtualization technology so it allows customers to maintain multiple versions of Office. This enables them to try Office 2010 side-by-side with the existing version of Office.

Click-To-Run basically allows users to digitally try out Office 2010 on existing PC by automatically downloading and installing software patches. In addition to that, it also allows users to run multiple versions of Office on the same PC.

Previously, when you wanted to try out a new version of Office, your old version had to be removed prior to installation.

Office 2010 Versions

Office 2010 will available in only three versions:

  1. Office Home and Student 2010
  2. Office Home and Business 2010
  3. Office Professional 2010

Office 2010 Public Beta

Microsoft Office 2010 will be available as a public beta later this year. During the beta period, Microsoft will invite users to try out and experience Office 2010.

We will keep you updated whenever they announce the beta, so that you can try Office 2010 yourself.

Have you used the technical preview of Office 2010? Did you like it? Do let us know about your thoughts on Office 2010.

Register/Signup for Office Web Apps Beta Invitations

Office Web Apps Beta went live today and people have already started to compare it with and Zoho. Though I have personally not used it yet expect a full review from the staff pretty soon.


In the initial period not everyone will be able to make use of the new office web applications. You will have to wait for a invitation to test out Office web Apps beta.

Invites will be sent out to users who upload documents to SkyDrive first.

If you do not do that, to get in the wait line for a Office web apps beta invitation go to the registration page and register yourself for the Technical preview of and office web apps beta.

Leaked Screenshots: Microsoft Office 2010 Mondo Build 4417 Beta 1

technical preview was released sometime back but Microsoft has still been working on newer versions of the next generation Office product.

Turns out that a new beta of Microsoft Office 2010 Mondo with build 14.0.4417.1000 has hit the streets before Microsoft even told users about it, though there are not many changes from the original technical preview it is still creating quite a lot of buzz.

If you are wondering what the new build looks like here are some leaked screenshots of Microsoft Office 2010 Mondo Build 14.0.4417.1000.

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Microsoft Office Mondo Beta 1 Office Experience

 Microsoft Office Mondo Beta 1 Microsoft Word

Microsoft Office Mondo Beta 1 Excel Spreadsheet

Microsoft Office Mondo Beta 1 Outlook Calendar

Microsoft Office Mondo Beta 1 Visio

Microsoft Office Mondo Beta 1 Visio Diagram

Microsoft Office Mondo Beta 1 Upload Center

As you can see there is nothing exceptionally different in the screenshots, however there might be several things that might have been done under the hood.

Thinking of downloading the leaked copy? Well we would rather wait till Microsoft officially makes an update available since we are already using the technical preview of Office 2010.

Screenshots via Techno Path & Sizzled Core

Get Classic Menu in Office 2007 & 2010

Starting with Office 2007 Microsoft started using a new ribbon menu to provide easy access to several tasks and features.

However most of the times change is difficult and not many people like seeing new things, so if you are one of those who want the plain old classic menu in Office 2007 and , UBitMenu can be quite helpful.


Once you install the utility you will a new menu item which will display the old interface to you in a menu item called Menu, it will not change the other items in the original menu.

This will help users to get accustomed to the ribbon menu or totally dump it for the classic menu without decreasing their productivity.

Download UBitMenu [via]