According to Yahoo! Finance, Microsoft has just released the “technical preview” of Office 2010 (also called Office 14), giving a select group of technology-savvy testers an early peek the company’s latest office application software. Office 2010 is scheduled for general release early next year.
Microsoft is updating the software package to add more ways for people to work simultaneously on documents, organize their e-mail and edit videos and photos, among other changes. And for the first time, Microsoft is adding free companion versions that run in a web browser. The company is trying to defend against a long-developing trend in which software is moving from the desktop to the web.
[see also this article from the Guardian]