Microsoft Office 2010, the latest version of the Microsoft Office software suite will be available by June 30, 2010. Microsoft Office 2010 boasts of some new features to improve your productivity and increase collaboration on the web. Microsoft will also be making some bold steps towards cloud computing with the launch of free web based Office software suite called Office web app, which will provide online free versions of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Microsoft Office 2010 will replace Office 2007. Microsoft is currently running a promotion, if you buy and activate a qualifying Microsoft Office 2007 product between March 5 and September 30, 2010 from an authorised Microsoft reseller, you will be entitled to a free upgrade to a similar edition of Microsoft Office 2010. The offer is also valid if you buy a computer with Microsoft Office 2010.
Here are some qualifying Microsoft Office products:
- Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
- Microsoft Office Professional 2007 FULL VERSION
- Microsoft Office Standard 2007 FULL VERSION
- Microsoft Office Small Business 2007 FULL VERSION
- Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 FULL VERSION
- Microsoft Project Professional 2007
- Microsoft Visio 2007
Buy any qualifying Microsoft Office 2007 product from an authorised Microsoft reseller, activate it before September 30, 2010 and you will be entitled to download a similar edition of Microsoft Office 2010 free at www.office.com when it becomes available. You also have the option to purchase a DVD of a similar edition of Microsoft Office 2010 at a highly discounted rate largely to cover the cost of the DVD.
Microsoft will also be launching online free versions of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, marking Microsoft entry into cloud computing. The cloud computing platform called Microsoft Web apps, offers similar interface as the desktop editions but will be accessed from the web. With the Microsoft Web App, your Word, Excel, PowerPoint documents resides in a secure server and you will access them via the internet with a browser just like an email.
Microsoft Office 2010 will require at least Windows XP Service pack 3. Microsoft Office Mobile 2010, the office productivity tool for smartphones will also be available for Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Phone 7.
Depending on the Microsoft Office product you buy, the following Office productivity software may be included.
- Microsoft Word 2010
- Microsoft Excel 2010
- Microsoft Access 2010
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
- Microsoft Publisher 2010
- Microsoft Outlook 2010
- Microsoft OneNote 2010
Microsoft Project 2010 and Visio 2010 are stand-alone applications and are not included in any Microsoft Office 2010 package.