The Visio 2010 beta is now available for public download http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/ee390821.aspx . Registration required. Download of the Enterprise CAL edition of the Sharepoint Server 2010 Beta is also required.
A product key (a ‘MAK key’) is displayed during the registration process – make a note of it.
After installation go to the File button on top left, this opens up the new ‘Backstage’ view. Choose ‘Help then ‘Change Product Key’ to enter the new key.
At the bottom of the page where the ‘MAK key’ is displayed – choose Download Now button.
The usual ‘beta’ notes apply:
- This is test software, it’s quite stable but don’t expect totally smooth sailing. Things might go wrong so don’t trust anything critical to the Office or Visio 2010 beta.
- Microsoft recommends that uninstall of earlier versions of Office before installing Office or Visio 2010 beta.