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Microsoft Expiring Office 2010 Beta on Halloween

No Halloween treat here. Instead, just a good, healthy dose of truth in advertising.

Microsoft is reiterating its advisory to beta testers that their free trial of Office 2010 will expire on Oct. 31, leaving them with the stark choice of switching to a pay version or letting their license lapse. Datamation reports on the Office 2010 beta situation.


Microsoft is going trick-or-treating this Halloween, but there won't be any spooky houses or smashed pumpkins.

Instead, all of those who beta tested Office 2010 before it was released, and who continued using the beta after the commercial release of the application suite last spring, take note.

On Sunday, Oct. 31, if users still running the beta copy who haven't replaced it with a paid version will see their Office 2010 license expire, Microsoft said this week.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Microsoft Office 2010 'Beta' to Die on Halloween