Microsoft recently announced Office 2010 with a ton of new features. Now, the first public beta of Microsoft Office 2010 is available as a free download.
Since this is a Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus edition, you also get to try Publisher and Infopath 2010. Here is the fill list of software you can try with this edition
- Sharepoint Workspace
When you try to install Microsoft Office 2010 beta, you can choose to upgrade your current install or choose to customize and choose to install it alongside your current install.
The beta versions don’t expire until October 2010 so you have a while to use this software legally for free.
You do need to register and receive an activation key to use the beta versions. Plus, there is also the Office 2010 for Mobile for Windows phones now.
If you don’t want to try a beta or pay an arm and a leg for Microsoft Office, I highly recommend you consider the free and open source alternative - Open Office.