Office 2010 to be released in June with a Free Version

By on November 30, 2009
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Microsoft is set to launch updated versions of Office applications for Windows in June 2010 along with a Mac OS X version sometime in 2010.

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Office 2010 will be released in six different editions including a free one that includes Word and Excel, but comes with limited functionality and advertisements. The editions of Office 2010 will come in Starter, Home and Student, Home and Business, Standard, Professional and Professional Plus.

Office 2010 Professional Plus, which is available for public beta, will offer all of the office products, excluding Visio 2010 and Project 2010. Microsoft will be releasing Office 2010 with a full version and upgrade version, for users that have Office 2007 installed. Office 2010 will be available for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 in both 32-bit and 64-bit, excluding Windows XP x64.

No official pricing for the full version or upgrade edition of Office 2010 has been announced yet. Although the retail store date is scheduled for June 2010, users should be able to get their hands on a download-able version through TechNet and MSDN earlier than the street date.


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