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Office 2010 Availability

Office 2010 Availability

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Office 2010 is publically available today!  Everyone on the Office engineering team is very excited about this milestone.  We’ve had more of you download and try our Beta than ever before (more than 9,000,000 downloads), and business users have been starting to use Office 2010 since our Business Launch.

Now it’s your turn to use Office 2010.  You can download a trial from from www.office.com, or buy it right from the site.  Also, as Nick Simons mentions on the Office Web Apps blog, the Office Web Apps are also available for you try on Windows Live by going to http://office.live.com.

Finally, continuing our theme of giving you opportunities to learn how other Office customers are taking advantage of Office 2010, we’ve also posted an interview Takeshi Numoto (Corporate VP for Microsoft Office) did with Roxanne Rucowicz, about how and why her small company relies on Office 2010.  Check that out here.

Any questions about how to get Office 2010?  Let us know in the comments!

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  • I regret to inform you that this long time user of Microsoft Office, Starting with Office Professional back in 1997 can no longer keep up with the Joneses. I am sad to inform you that as of this year, I will no longer be upgrading Microsoft Office. Your choice to do away with upgrade pricing has priced my fixed income disability budget out of the market. The only portion of Office that I have ever used on a daily basis has been Outlook and as spiffy as the new version looks, I will just have to revert back to Outlook 2007 because I cannot justify the expense of $279 just to upgrade Outlook! I hope you choose to offer Outlook as a standalone again as you did back in 1998 with Outlook 98! If you do, I will upgrade it. In the meantime I will use the beta til it expires and then it’s back to Office 2007 Standard for me.

  • If you want the same content in FRENCH, go there :

    blogs.technet.com/.../office-2010-est-arrive-etonnez-vous.aspx

    La même chose en français : blogs.technet.com/.../office-2010-est-arrive-etonnez-vous.aspx

  • As a Microsoft Office user of long standing since Office Professional 1997, I am a DIEHARD Outlook fan! I am sad to inform you that as of this year, I will no longer be upgrading Microsoft Office. Your choice to do away with upgrade pricing has priced my fixed income disability budget out of the market. The only portion of Office that I have ever used on a daily basis has been Outlook and as spiffy as the new version looks, I will just have to revert back to Outlook 2007 because I cannot justify the expense of $279 just to upgrade Outlook! I hope you choose to offer Outlook as a standalone again as you did back in 1998 with Outlook 98! If you do, I will upgrade it. In the meantime I will use the beta til it expires and then it’s back to Office 2007 Standard for me.

  • How long can we use the Beta version before we have to purchase the software?

  • I was excited when I saw the Beta version and got downloaded. the first download was awful, so I removed it from my system. After a month or so I thought that maybe the bugs may have been fixed and downloaded the beta again.  Very disappointing, so Sorry but I'm not interested in the Office 2010. All I can say is it's a lousy product....very slow, crashes constantly.

  • Hi...

    I tested with great pleasure MS Office 2010, that I find the best one you ever published...

    What really deeply upset me, is that you again changed the suites...

    The "Small Business Edition" doesn't exist anymore and it was a good compromiss...

    We personnally, don't use Access AT ALL... But, Publisher is a real great program and I use it very often, like Word and Excel or Powerpoint...

    Now, to get Publisher, you obligate us to buy the professionnal suite that is almost double price comparing to your "Home & Business"... Why?

    Why, for example, don't you give the possibility to chose which component of the suite people need?

    ...and why change all the time your suites? Be coherent...

    Because of your suite's change, I'm going to think deeply and seriousely if to buy it or to move to something else... I find just not acceptable that the choice is now so small and the price difference between the suites, so big...

    Just pity...I was really enthusiastic at the idea to buy it, but now, I'm frozen by what I saw in the comparison chart and prices...

    Have a nice day...

  • Hello... is this a worldwide release or just in the US?

  • Where in hell is the free download of Office 10 for qualified Office 7 buyers?  

  • How about the availability of the language packs? The "How do I get more Display and Help languages from Office.com?" in the "Language Perferences" tool has linked to the Beta Language Pack download page ever since the availability of the RTM to Volume License customers, and this is still the case today. Because of this we haven't been able to to roll out Office 2010 the way we wanted to.

  • I am looking forward to the ability to fire up 64 bit apps. I am disappointed however to learn that Data Mining add-ins for Excel will not work with 2010 64 Bit.......when can we expect this???

  • Thanks Microsoft for give us the Beta Testers in Office 2010 Technical Beta program with a copy of Office Professional 2010, I was very happy with this and I am already using my. Congratulations on your fine work!

  • I just tried the Office Tech Guarantee program. I had purchased Office 2007 Ultimate after April this year and the website showed me as eligible. However instead of upgrading me to Office 2010 Professional Plus which includes SharePoint Workspace and InfoPath, it downgraded me to Office Professional 2010. Who should I lose 2 apps (InfoPath is not of much use to me but I regularly used Groove). I will be staying with the 2007 version. Hopefully, Microsoft will rectify this in the future.

  • In fact I see from this FAQ here (office2010.microsoft.com/.../microsoft-office-2010-technology-guarantee-faq-HA101845577.aspx) that Office 2007 Small Business edition users get upgraded to Professional SKU which includes Access as well. All other SKUs like Standard, Office Basic also get additional programs by getting upgraded to higher SKUs (Publisher in Standard and Outlook in Home and Business). Only Ultimate buyers get 2 programs *less*. I am not happy about this.

  • I have received my copies original given by Microsoft for the Beta Testers in Office 2010 Tecnical Beta. Thank you Microsoft and congratulations beautiful work!

  • I recently purchased Office Professional 2007 with a free download to 2010.  How do I go about downloading 2010?

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