Ye gods, we're all doomed.
A beta version of Microsoft’s Office 2010 software package has unsurprisingly tipped up on some BitTorrent sites ahead of its expected official release next week. In recent days the beta code has begun to appear on the likes of The Pirate Bay et al. Elsewhere, IT site Craving Tech has posted some screenshots of what Office …
It is from an old Office 2000 install CD that I have and it calls itself 'Outlook 2000', so that seems conclusive to me :)
It will read mail fine (I loaded it up with account details from my old desktop installation). When I try to send mail, it gives me an error message "An error occurred while attempting to open the Windows Address Book. Unable to find the WAB DLL".
I had no problems at all with Outlook 2000 running under Win 2k and Win XP on a series of laptops and desktops and on my Asus EEE901 under XP.
Under WIn-7 RC (clean install on my old laptop), it fails to send mail as noted above.
(Word 2000 and Excel 2000 work fine. Access 2000 seems to work but I don't use it)
Maybe I could do lots of digging around, check out MS tech sites and suchlike, find this WAB DLL thing and install it...................
No. Thunderbird/Lightening installed with no problems and works very well for me.