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 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.