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!
Could you folks from the Microsoft Office Team please provide us member of the public about your eligibility criteria for giving complimentary copies of Office 2010 to Technical Preview testers?
It is all around the news that Microsoft is giving away complimentary copies for testers that participated on the Technical Preview (TechPrev) through Microsoft Connect (http://connect.microsoft.com). Neowin.net has a featured article about it: www.neowin.net/.../microsoft-dishes-out-free-copies-of-office-2010-to-beta-testers
What I find perplexing as an individual who was selected BY MSFT to participate on the TechPrev as tester through the MSFT CONNECT, is that while other TechPrev testers in the same condition as I got a complimentary copy, and I didn't. And by the looks of it on comments around the Internet I am not the only TechPrev tester that is "perplexed" and in the same situation.
I think it would be a nice gesture from you folks would and also a great favour to all of us who tested Office 2010 and sent numerous feedbacks if you took a brief moment to give us a brief explanation about this issue.
It would be quite nice if you folks could post your answer in this threat at the Microsoft Office forum: social.technet.microsoft.com/.../978bd8a5-7f35-4a16-bb73-bd2a8f178ba2
I was part of the technical beta+technical preview for Office 2010, as well as the beta for Home and Student 2007, Office Starter and later the public beta. Haven't received any email regarding a complimentary copy.
i have just purchased the 2010 version and i cna't access my programs with the product key
@Anne, the beta runs through October 2010.
@Anthony, sorry about your troubles with the beta. Thanks to feedback from the beta tester community we were able to address the problems we found in beta. If you’re open for giving it another try, I think you’ll like the trial at www.office.com/2010.
@Massimo, as we build each new suite of Office we listen a lot to our users…like you. What we found is users wanted simplified SKU system, and we feel we have simplified the new packages based on what we heard people wanted. I’m sorry that the suites don’t perfectly match your needs, but if you are a heavy Publisher user, you can get it as a stand alone product here http://bit.ly/9kMkl1
@Teknisyan, the release is worldwide, and is currently available in 10 languages and we’ll expand that to 94 in the coming months. For more information visit http://bit.ly/aPgMIv
@John, you can visit office.microsoft.com/.../tech-guarantee to get your upgrade for your qualified 2007 purchase. Toni, this should answer your question as well.
@OfficeFan, I hear your frustration. I don’t have the answer, but I’m looking into it to see what I can find out
Has there been a final release date on pro plus ?
The tutoring videos play for 3-4 sec; reload takes 10-20 seconds, then repeats, all played on DSL. They are a DISASTER. See them for youself on the internet. email@example.com
Bought Office 07 Home/Student, was suppose to be able to Update to 2010 at no additional charge. How do I go about doing that?
Where is the upgrade to Office 2010 for those of us just purchasing office 2007?
So the feature that is the slickest in Outlook 2010 for me is 'Quick Steps' I love it.
The biggest downside to it right now though is no functionality for 'Undo' a fairly standard feature.
When will Microsoft support/add/fix undo for 'Quick Steps' in outlook?
Excel keeps crashing on me :(
Fortunately 99% of the time it recovers the documents, but this takes about a minute each time on average! I just don't have the time to keep sitting at my desk waiting for Excel to recover my documents, 1-3 times each day. As a professional who uses MS Excel quite often, it is extremely frustrating!! Am I working too fast? Why is this happening? I thought when I switched from Beta it would stop, but I purchased Office 2010 last week and Excel keeps crashing! HELP!
Blah! Overpriced. Thanks Mac andNeo Office!