Heading into the new year, the Microsoft Office team is motivated more than ever by what we’re hearing about customers’ experiences with Office 2010. Many people think Office is just for the workplace, but millions of people are using Office at home, at school and for their small businesses to get things done. For instance:
Meanwhile the Office 2010 beta is generating record interest and use, surpassing the previous Office 2007 beta download rate. In just seven weeks, more than two million people around the world have downloaded and are using the Office 2010 beta. To get a better appreciation for that number, it’s a rate of more than 40,000 downloads per day. That’s approximately twice the number of people who run the Boston Marathon each year, or the entire population of Olympia, WA, or Annapolis, MD, downloading the Office 2010 beta every day!
Most importantly, 9 out of 10 beta users feel that the Office 2010 beta is an improvement over their current productivity suite.
In addition to the great momentum statistics, we are also releasing Office 2010 U.S. retail pricing today. Office 2010 will be offered in four versions, to make it easier to choose a version of Office that’s best for you – Office Home and Business, Office Professional, Office Home and Student, and Office Professional Academic. Here’s a chart that outlines the features and pricing for each version.
Or click here to download a more detailed guide to each edition.
We’re committed to making Office 2010 the best productivity suite ever, and making it easier for everyone to try, buy and use Office.
Rachel Bondi, General Manager, Microsoft Office
So Microsoft want small business PC shops like ours to pre-install a trial version of Office 2010 that can be activated with an OEM (PKC) card purchased at a large discount store?
Where's the incentive to pre-load our new PCs with the Office 2010 trial? An extra 30-60 mins per PC, particularly once the service packs start to roll out.
MS want us to spend more time building each PC so they can make more money via our larger competitors?
Our incentive would be to sell the customer the full retail version, which can be installed on 2 PCs (3 with H&S), and transferred to other computers in the future. Better long-term value for our customers, better revenue for us.
PKC spells the death of OEM sales. Nice one Microsoft. Flawed logic to the extreme.
Right now I am using Office 2007, I would like to buy this office Family Pack 2010 but when are they going to launch this package.
I think MS Office 2009 is enough for me but MS office 2010 is not bad choice for who start to use Office .
You need the Home and Student Edition to get what you want at the best price. Normal price is $150. You can find it on sale from time to time. If you are a student and have a .edu email address you can go to www.theultimatesteal.com and get the Ultimate Package for about $60.
how much is office pro 2010 for 5 users?
SharePoint Workspace are not included in any of the packages. Will these two application need to be purchased separate from Office 2010 Professional or will their be Professional Plus (as that is what the beta is at this moment)
I personally like Zoho. http://www.zoho.com . More free products than Google and they are easier to find.
I can't believe there is no upgrade pricing!!!!!!!
Thew fact that youve disenfranchised ALL small businesses from using BCM is despicable. I for one have invested hundreds of hours in BCM. Its central to my sales and account management effort. But I dont need 5 licences, only one. I hope that this stupid decison bites Microsoft in the ass!!
You guys suck! Where is bcm 2010 for the small business???? What a cheat! I wont soend my money with you until its available for the small business. I'm going to blog this all over the tech net.