Microsoft Accidentally Slips Office 2003 Beta Onto The Web

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Microsoft mistakenly posted the second beta of the newest Office suite to its Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN), but the software vendor yanked it several hours later.

The sneak peek, which several users were able to download before Microsoft withdrew the posting, revealed that the suite will be called Office 2003 when it is released in mid-2003, as TechWeb reported earlier.

Other tidbits gleaned from the brief appearance include the bundling--in the beta, at least--of the OneNote and InfoPath applications, as well as the inclusion of SharePoint Portal Server 2.0.

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