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
OpenOffice is good if you don't need decent scheduling / synced contacts / fast interfaces in your software. I am mostly a "home" user, but with 2 kids playing hockey, my wife and I having jobs and after-work responsibilities, and a variety of other family activities, Outlook is darn near mandatory in our house!
@OpenOffice.org I run both, however I prefer Office just my preference.
嗯，office2010的确有很大创新 ， 堪称和Windows7完美搭配，期待RTM版。。。
OpenOffice is not a solution for many businesses, especially if your users require features that are not available in OpenOffice.
We make extensive use of SharePoint at my company, and it is unfortunate that most non-IT people never get a chance to understand how that integration works.
OpenOffice may work for some home users, but please remember that many businesses rely on Microsoft Office, and as a result, home users tend to purchase the same software they use at work because they are familiar and comfortable with it.
where can i see the list of changes and screenshots?
Great news, cant wait to get my hands on the real thing!
Just tried it... and I hate it!!!
Just spent 30 minutes repairing the damage Word 2010 did on tables in my school paper!
First the "In line with text" Wrap Text doesn't work properly when inserting a graph. Instead of moving the line of text that the graph/picture is, the graph/picture is hidden under the text: See this!
So in order to be able to display the graph properly I had to chose "Square" Wrap Text. After a few seconds struggling to fit the graph on the proper place, I decided to place it as near to the bottom of the table as possible, but Word thought that I want to place it in the table. No visual warning was shown that the graph will be inserted in 1 of the cells of the table! So it screw my table:
Even if I made an undo (ctrl+z) the table remained messed up! I had to manually fix every cell, border etc...
Just find the differences between the "same" graph in screen shot 1 and 3! Which one looks better!
Ops forgot to add the 3rd and most important screenshot:
Will it be only in English on April 22 for MSDN subscribers ?
Who needs slow and ugly OpenOffice.org when there's fast and handy Microsoft Office? Worked with OpenOffice for 3 years and very happy that I finally can buy Microsoft Office 2010.
Really looking forward to it, the beta was very nice!
Any word on Microsoft Partner downloads?
I can't wait for it. I don't know why OpenOffice.org puts comments on this page. Whatever, I love Officce 2010.