If you are considering the deployment of a 64-bit version of Microsoft Office 2010, it is important to understand the differences between the 32 and 64-bit versions, and be aware of the deployment considerations.

See the following blog posts and TechNet articles for related information:

Microsoft Office Product Development Group blog post, Understanding 64-Bit Office
http://blogs.technet.com/b/office2010/archive/2010/02/23/understanding-64-bit-office.aspx

64-bit editions of Office 2010
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee681792.aspx

Deployment considerations
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee681792.aspx#BKMK_DeploymentConsiderations

Blocking and nonblocking Office applications in 64-bit installations
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee681792.aspx#BKMK_AppsAffectingInstall

The images below are excerpts from a visual representation of the 64-bit Client Installation of Microsoft Office 2010, which can be found at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=168620.

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