Today morning I received an invitation mail from Microsoft for the ongoing Office 2010 Technical Preview Program.
Welcome! We are pleased to invite you into the Technical Preview program to be among the first people in the world to experience Microsoft Office 2010.
The following link will bring you to Microsoft Connect, where you will find downloads available for early, pre-release versions of Microsoft Office 2010 products. You will also find product information and have the chance to participate in newsgroups to engage with our product teams and other program participants. Please note that there is no technical support offered for this program.
To get started, please click on the link below. This is a one-time-use only url associated with this e-mail address, so it cannot be shared with others to join the program. This will bring you to the Connect site where you will need to sign in with your Windows Live ID account. If you do not have a Windows Live ID, you can create one from the Connect site.
Your ticket to the Technical Preview:
Thank you for your participation!
The Microsoft Office team
With the help of the invitation id provided in the mail and my Hotmail Id I downloaded Microsoft Office Professional 2010 32-bit version (~535 MB).
I’ll install it sometime today and keep posting my experiences with the brand new version of Office. Keep watching this blog for more updates on Office 2010.
Note: If you also received the invitation mail, please make sure that you are using Internet Explorer to accept your invitation and download Office 2010. My first attempt with Google Chrome browser failed with an error message saying your invitation code is not valid.
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