根據 Neowin 的報導，Microsoft 開始透過電郵邀請 Microsoft Connect 的用戶測試新版本的 Microsoft Office 2011 Beta for OS X。收到 Microsoft 邀請的朋友只要點擊郵件中的接受邀請即可以在 Microsoft Connect 中下載 Microsoft Office 2011 Beta for OS X測試版。
The Office for Mac 2011 beta is closed to the public, which means ALL Office 2011 tools and features are confidential and proprietary to Microsoft. By participating in the beta, you consent to a non-disclosure agreement which includes all forms of communication including print, broadcast, electronic, Internet publications, social media networking sites, blogs, and verbal disclosure. The NDA will not lift until the product is public later this year. We will update on timing closer to the date.
消息指，目前 Microsoft 測試的 Microsoft Office 2011 Beta for OS X 的版本編號為 100709，而預計 Microsoft Office 2011 Beta for OS X 將於 2010 年聖誕前後正式發售。[資料來源：Neowin]