The long anticipated technical preview of Microsoft Office 2010 is getting closer to reality with the activation of the technical preview website at

There is a link to sign up to be considered for the tech preview in the top right corner of the page – it takes less than 5 minutes to sign up. However, signing up is no guarantee of getting into the technical preview as evidenced by this message on the sign up page:

The Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview program is a limited, invitation only opportunity to experience early, pre-release versions of Office 2010 and Visio 2010.

Due to high demand, we cannot guarantee entry into this program, but we are currently accepting registrations for a waitlist.  By registering, you are signing up to be considered for the Technical Preview program and you will be notified within one to two months.

But hey – what can it hurt to sign up – never know if you might get in.

The only other significant info on this site is introduction videos to all the various Office programs:

The longest video is about 3 1/2 minutes.

I am most excited about Outlook since I live, eat and breath in it every day.  What program are you most looking forward to in Microsoft Office 2010?