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Microsoft this week made the beta version of its Office 2010 productivity suite available to IT pros via MSDN and TechNet, but fear not if you're not a member: This release will soon be issued to the public as well. The Office 2010 beta is notable for two reasons. In addition to its broad availability—the previous public release, a Community Technical Preview, saw only limited distribution—the beta is also essentially feature-complete. So it offers a near-complete preview of the final product.