June 15, 2010
Businesses have been able to get their hands on Office 2010 through various licensing options such as Software Assurance for just over a month now, and system administrators may have begun testing, rolling out and managing their new Office 2010 estate. Now the rest of the world can catch up as Office 2010 becomes available through all sorts of channels to purchase as boxed products through high street stores and online retailers, as well as options to download if you really can’t wait for the postman.
Eric Ligman has a great page about Office 2010 with lots of links to more information, documents, videos and the Office team blog. Really useful stuff all put together in one place for you to help you find out about the new features in Office 2010, decide if you should upgrade, and choose the right version for your needs.
Stephen Elop, president, Microsoft Business Division said:
Working with major retail partners and PC makers, we’ve made dramatic changes in the way we deliver Office 2010 to give consumers more buying choice, making it easier than ever to unlock the power of Office on new and existing PCs. For the first time, people can purchase a Product Key Card at retail to activate Office 2010 preloaded on new PCs. For those who want to download Office 2010 direct from Office.com for an existing PC, the new Click-to-Run technology will have them up and running in a matter of minutes.