I am very excited to share some great news with you. Earlier today we reached the release-to-manufacturing (RTM) milestone for Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010 and Project 2010!
RTM is the final engineering milestone of a product release and our engineering team has poured their heart and soul into reaching this milestone. It is also an appropriate time to re-emphasize our sincere gratitude to the more than 5,000 organizations and partners who have worked with us on rapid deployment and testing of the products. Since the start of our public beta in November 2009, we’ve had more than 7.5 million people download the beta version – that’s more than 3 times the number of 2007 beta downloads! The feedback that we’ve received from all these programs has shaped the set of products we’re excited about, and that I’m sure will delight our customers.
Our Volume License customers with active Software Assurance (SA) on these products will be one of the first to receive the 2010 set of products. They will be able to download the products in English via the Volume Licensing Service Center starting April 27. Customers without SA will be able to purchase the new products through Volume Licensing from Microsoft partners starting May 1.
Earlier this year we announced that we will officially launch Office 2010 to our business customers on May 12 with Stephen Elop, President of Microsoft’s Business Division, delivering a keynote as part of our virtual launch. Our virtual launch will allow people from around the globe to participate in our launch by going to http://www.the2010event.com. The virtual launch site will showcase product demos, customer and partner testimonials, and interviews with product managers and executives, and we hope this will give you another great way to explore, learn, and get excited about the 2010 releases.
Office 2010 will first become available in retail stores in June in the US, and customers can pre-order these retail versions of Office 2010 at http://store.microsoft.com/OfficePreorder today to receive Office when it becomes available.
On behalf of the Office team, I want to thank all of the customers and partners who have helped us reach this milestone. We look forward to continue learning from you and all the great things you will do with our products!
-- Takeshi Numoto
Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Office
It will be on MSDN / Technet on April 22.
Very nice! Congratulations to the team!
You did not mention about TechNet customers? When will it be available? I just checked and its not there.
Congratulations guys! Good job!
I hope they consider adding more than 3 exchange syncs although that is a HUGE step forward.
Export to PST was a devil to find in 2010.
Looking forward to it being on technet.
我们网站团队小组需要这个办公软件，希望能够得到office 2010 RTM办公软件啊，谢谢你们开发出这样的办公软件出来啊！
What's the final build number?
Informations en français :
And one news specific to FRANCE : in France, the Microsoft Store partnered with the HP Store, ENI, Vodeclic and ChefdEntreprise.com to offer advantages to first Office 2010 users (large screen PC to benefit from the power of video in PowerPoint 2010, free Office 2010 training, discount on Office 2010 books...). See the details at http://www.microsoft.com/france/office/2010/pre-commande/default.mspx
congrats to u all!!!! One question..When will the bits be up on MSDN & TECHNET?????
Can anyone confirm RTM build #: 14.0.4737.1000
What is a build number and where can I see a list of any features removed from Office 2007 to Office 2010? MS should document these on MSDN.
No free copy for testers? At least technical beta?
Hey, feel free to release the Tech Guarantee downloads before Office 2010 is in retail stores! ;) Can't wait to get the RTM!