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Windows 7: Office 2010 & Virtualized Application Manager

29 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Office 2010 & Virtualized Application Manager

Hi all,

Not sure if this is best for here or software section, but i have plumped for the larger audience, apologies if incorrect :/

I got an email yesterday to say i was accepted into the Office 2010 Technical Trial - so off i tootled to get it downloaded and have a crack.

Still pretty buggy in Word & Excel at the moment, but really like some of the features they have added in to Outlook - looking like a nice peice of kit :)

However, and i have had a little look around the forum, but can't find any other reference to it here, this is fronted as a 'Click and Run' technical preview.

This seems great as it runs alongside my existing Office 2007 install and doesn't have any impact on my running or using those programs when working. But what actually is this format?? I've never had a look around, but can't find any information or reference elsewhere to this Virtualized Application Manager. It would seem that i am not actually running the Office 2010 program - just some virtual image of the programs.

I have full functionality - excluding any buggy bits of course, but i did read about people installing 64bit vesions etc. Well this only gives you the option for 32bit, so it must be different to what some people have got... anyone know why?

Also i don't have the little smiley faces in wondows 7 to give feedback on product features... is this something i should have or not in this version?

I'm figuring maybe they rehashed a 'dumbed down' version of the preview for non developer types, which is why i got invited on this version, or maybe this was developed due to this issues people had with uninstalling and running with their old office versions? I'm not sure, but anyone with anymore info or ideas i'd be really interested to hear how this works or the reasoning behind it etc.


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29 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC

Sounds kind of interesting. I have been using the CTP x64 for awhile now and everything seems to be working pretty decent. I am not sure about the Virtual Applications you are referring to. The version I have has the smile faces (send a smile\send a frown) that sits in the system icon tray. Was it Microsoft you got an email that said to try this? I know that the CTP was leaked pretty early before they were releasing it out to customers so if that was MS that sent that out, they might of made some changes before they sent the "legit" CTP out.
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29 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

Pretty sure it's a microsoft email. I hae attached a few screenies to show you what it looks like.

As i say seems like a strange way to set it up, almost like i haven't actually installed the program, but it is running virtually off some 'Q' drive that the prgram has been emulated to.

I'm no real expert, just learning, so this may be very common thing to do, just not something i have come across before.

There are some really nice features, but this is without a doubt work still in progress... the most annoying glitch is you can't actually open excel documents unless you already have excel open!

I have a one or two things come through asking to send feedbakc on an issue i have had i.e. it says you just jad a problem with this, do you mind if we get the information on it, but no smilies or frowns :/

Seems a bit interesting :)

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