MS Office 2010 Beta with it’s child applications are now available for free download at Microsoft download center and I’ve posted an article to download MS Office 2010 Beta earlier. MS Office 2010 consists various office applications such as Visio 2010 Beta, Project 2010 Beta, SharePoint 2010 Beta. Once you download and install these products, they will be stay unlocked until October 2010, which is a pretty long time. However, MS Office Home and Business 2010 Beta and Office Professional 2010 Beta requires activation using retail product keys.
Many Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 applications can be activated using MAK (Multiple Activation Key) product key. However the “generic” MAK product key (the one officebeta.microsoft.com provides in every download) can be used to activate unlimited copies of Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta, Visio Premium 2010 Beta, Project Professional 2010 Beta, and SharePoint Server 2010 Beta.
Below is the list of all MAK product keys for Office 2010 Beta and SharePoint 2010 Beta.
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta Product Key
Microsoft Visio Premium 2010 Beta Product Key
Microsoft Project Professional 2010 Beta Product Key
Microsoft Project Server 2010 Beta Product Key
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Beta Product Key
Microsoft SharePoint Server for Internet Sites Enterprise 2010 Beta Product Key
How to Activate Office 2010 Beta, Visio 2010 Beta, and Project 2010 Beta :
- Run MS Word 2010 Beta and navigate to File >> Help
- Click Change Product Key and enter MAK product key
- Check the box to activate automatically or restart the app to activate using the activation dialog box
- You are done.
Note : Once you activate one MS Office 2010 application, all other applications also get activated automatically. This is the key benefit of MAK (Multiple Activation Key) product keys. [Source : MyDigitalLife]