Updated 5/20/10: We released an updated version of Studio ’09 today that supports Office 2010. You can download it here.
Today Microsoft released the Office 2010 Public Beta, meaning anyone who wants it can download it here. I wanted to give you a heads up, and let you know how it impacts Articulate Presenter ’09, and for those brave enough to try the two, what you can do if you run into issues.
What you should know about the Office 2010 Beta and Articulate Presenter ’09:
- Microsoft Office 2010 Beta is Free. You can download it from Microsoft – Download office 2010 Beta.
- Currently Articulate does not support PowerPoint 2010 Beta. Articulate supports Office 2007 and previous, but I have been using PowerPoint 2010 for a bit and it seems to work fairly well so far, but I am running into an issue here or there. This all being said, if you run into issues, let me know about them. Info below on how to report issues to me (the QA Manager for Articulate Presenter).
- You can have Office 2010 and Office 2007 installed on the same machine. When you do the install of Office 2010, select a Customized install, and chose not to remove existing versions of Office. You can’t have two versions of Outlook installed. I just chose not to install Outlook 2010.
- Don’t use PowerPoint 2010 and Articulate Presenter for production work. As PowerPoint 2010 is not supported by Articulate I can’t guarantee everything will work really seamlessly, so if you are doing production work use a supported version of PowerPoint.
How to report issues with Office 2010 Beta and Articulate Presenter ’09:
Here are a couple ways you can contact me about Office 2010 and Articulate Presenter ’09:
- You can contact me via Twitter at @dmozealous
- Add a comment to this blog
I welcome any feedback from anyone.
So if you are brave enough, install Office 2010 and try it out with Articulate Presenter!