The new version of popular Microsoft Office productivity software, Microsoft Office 2010, is going to reach end users soon. The final version of Office 2010 is scheduled to hit the retail shelves in the first half of 2010, with Community Technology Preview (Office 2010 Beta) program registration already opens, with intended release date of Office 2010 public beta on July 2009, and Exchange Server 2010 Beta already released.

Actually, the development and closed testing of Office 2010, previously known as codename Office 14, has been going on for a while. In fact, there are already some leaked photos of Office 14 Alpha version, otherwise speculated to be Office 2009 at that point of time. With the impending arrival of Office 2010 public beta download, Microsoft is posting various screenshots of Exchange 2010 (download Exchange 2010 beta) and Office web applications, which support all major browsers such as IE, Firefox and Safari and works in Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Microsoft Office 2010 About Dialog Box

Splash Screen When Loading Word 2010 Technical Preview
Splash screen of Word 2010 Technical Preview version

Office Outlook 2010 Options
The Options menu of Outlook 2010

Microsoft Outlook 2010
Outlook 2010 with Office Fluent ribbon toolbar

Outlook 2010 Voicemail

Office Outlook 2010 MailTips

The new web based Office applications screenshots:

PowerPoint Web

Word Web

Excel Web

OneNote Web

More screenshots can be found at Microsoft’s press release.