November 18, 2009
Microsoft Office 2010 Beta Now Available for Download
You’ve seen all the new features of Office 2010 and now its time to try them on your own computer.
The first public beta of Microsoft Office 2010 is now available as a free download on microsoft.com/office. And other then Office, you can also download Visio 2010 beta and Project 2010 beta for your Windows computer.
This is the Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 edition so you get to experience Publisher and Infopath 2010 as well in addition to the regular Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook applications.
The Office installer weighs around 700 MB in size but you need around 3 GB of free space on your hard drive for the installation.
You can either upgrade your current version of Microsoft Office to Office 2010 Beta or select the Customize option during installation and set your current version of Microsoft Office to coexist with Office 2010 Beta.
All products require online activation after installation. In case of Office 2010, you can enter the serial number inside Word 2010 and it will automatically activate all other Office applications. Project and Visio will require separate activation since they use a different set of keys.
The beta version of Office 2010 will expire in October 2010. And other than English, Office 2010 is available for download in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.
Google is back to hiring again.
That’s good news for thousands of junior managers and software developers out there hoping to find safe harbor during this recessionary storm.
The bad news:
- Google prefers Ivy Leaguers.
- It cares about your GPA, even if you’re in your 30s.
- It wants people who want to change the world.
Worse yet, even if you meet all those requirements, you still have to go in for your Google interview.
Seattle job coach Lewis Lin put together a list of 140 questions his clients have been asked by Google. We’ve added a link to the whole list at the end. In the meantime, here are…