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Microsoft is due to release a Technical Preview of Office 2010 to trusted partners and lucky registered testers in July, but in what's become a pretty common pattern, BitTorrent-savvy browser are already seeing leaked builds.

office 2010 taskbarArs Technica has a full set of Office 2010 Technical Preview screenshots, covering the installation, taskbars, and basic use of every app inside the Office package. What really has us excited, however, is Robert McLaws' screenshot of Windows 7 taskbar integration (partially pictured at right), which shows individual Office apps each getting their own taskbar slot, but also offering new message/appointment/contact/task creation and jump-to shortcuts from each icon. If you're the type to drop bleeding-edge office builds onto your system, note that both 32- and 64-bit builds are apparently out there.

[via lifehacker.com]