It seems only yesterday we were commemorating Office 2010’s half birthday. Today, the Microsoft Office Division (MOD) celebrates a year of customer success with Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Lync 2010 and Exchange 2010. We’re excited to announce that business customers deploying Office 2010 five times faster than Office 2007. Customers aren’t just buying Office 2010, they are seeing the benefits: nine out of 10 in a recent survey say Office 2010 is the best Office release ever.

One year later, we are one-year better. Office products are helping all sizes of businesses reach their goals. Small business customers such as aNb Media and Basic Black have embraced Office 2010 as a way to help level the playing field with larger businesses. Nixon Peabody LLC, a law firm of 700 lawyers worldwide, saves an estimated 25 percent of time in preparing documents by using Word 2010. Another company, i3solutions chose Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 to save $100,000 a month!

In celebration of this milestone, we will pay it forward by giving away a copy of Office Home and Business 2010 to the first 50 customers at each of the Microsoft Stores who show proof of sharing their June 15th birthday with Office 2010. If you haven’t tried Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Lync 2010 and Exchange 2010, take a look and see what each product can do for you and your business. Visit the Office News Center for more details on what’s been happening with Office in the past year, and go to your local Microsoft Store or visit Office.com to learn more.