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Download Office 2010 Beta now! Vol 12-50 | November 18, 2009
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Most people think of Office as simply a suite of applications for getting their day-to-day work done, but it’s much more than that. It’s a platform, and you should think of its features and components as building blocks in which you can use to put together applications that help people get stuff done better, faster, and with the upcoming Office 2010, everywhere. Office 2010 Beta is finally here and available for download !

Paired with Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET 4.0 framework , you’ll find that it’s easier to develop Office 2010 applications and take advantage of features such as the Fluent UI,  Backstage, in-the-cloud and on-premises services, the unified PC/web/mobile experience and more. There are opportunities and tools for all sorts of developers, whether you work on Access, VBA or Visual Studio.

With the Office 2010 Beta , you’ll be able to take its developer features for a spin. To find the latest news, blog posts and information for developers who want to build applications on the Office-based platform, check out the Office 2010 (Beta) Developer Center . If it’s workshops, overviews and tutorials you’re looking for, Channel 9’s Office 2010 Workshop  has constantly updated selection of videos covering the developer roadmap of Office 2010, UI customization, services, Open XML, workflows and more.

Office 2010 is a new platform and with it comes new opportunities for developers. Get a head start with the beta and see what it can do for you!

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