Office 2010 Click To Run: App-v from the cloud

Posted by bink on November 23 2009, 6:04 PM. Posted in Office.

Office 2010 Click to run is a very cool implementation of Microsoft App-v from the cloud. Users can run Office 2010 applications within minutes after starting the small installer.

This method will be used for trial version of Office 2010 home and Office edition, but I was told it will also be used for online purchase.

I do wonder though if this will be tied to the user’s computer or say the user’s Live-ID, in the that last scenario users could sign in on any PC and run their Office 2010. But I’m afraid it is tied to a PC (it requires a product key which is automatically activated)

 

Below some screenshots:

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image Office can run besides any other office install which is locally installed. But you can only run 1 intance of Outlook becuase of MAPI conflicts.

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Plugins like this 3rd party Merge Tables plugn do work in Click to run.

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Click to run will be allways up to date and patched, the current build is newer then the publicly released Beta.