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Office 2010 Technical Preview

 

Somehow, I was invited to participate in the Office 2010 Technical Preview. Running it on top of Windows 7 should be interesting.

So far, there have been two issues.  Well, minor issues.  When installing Sharepoint Workspace 2010 (which replaces Groove), the taskbar disappeared and didn’t come back.  Since a reboot was required, and the taskbar came back after reboot, no big deal.  Then, before launching any of the applications, I pinned Excel to the taskbar, which launched some install thing (I’m guessing it would have occurred if I launched an app first), which crashed Explorer.exe, which caused the taskbar to disappear and come back.  The icon was properly pinned when it came back, so again, no big deal.

I suppose I should have backed up my mail files before running Outlook 2010 for the first time.  I’m sure I have a backup somewhere.  Don’t do that.  Anyway, it launched fine.

First impression, Ribbon everywhere, including in Outlook now.  I’m sure this means lots of confusion to come.

posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 7:22 PM Print
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