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Office 2010 Hits Release to Manufacturing Milestone

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Office 2010 is DONE. Will you be upgrading your copies of 2003 or 2007?

A new Microsoft Office suite is officially complete and now in the hands of replicators printing up discs for sale. Microsoft made the announcement late last week in its official Office 2010 TechNet blog.

I am very excited to share some great news with you. Earlier today we reached the release-to-manufacturing (RTM) milestone for Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010 and Project 2010!

RTM is the final engineering milestone of a product release and our engineering team has poured their heart and soul into reaching this milestone. It is also an appropriate time to re-emphasize our sincere gratitude to the more than 5,000 organizations and partners who have worked with us on rapid deployment and testing of the products. Since the start of our public beta in November 2009, we’ve had more than 7.5 million people download the beta version – that’s more than 3 times the number of 2007 beta downloads! The feedback that we’ve received from all these programs has shaped the set of products we’re excited about, and that I’m sure will delight our customers.

Our Volume License customers with active Software Assurance (SA) on these productswill be one of the first to receive the 2010 set of products. They will be able to download the products in English via the Volume Licensing Service Center starting April 27. Customers without SA will be able to purchase the new products through Volume Licensing from Microsoft partners starting May 1. 

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Office 2010 will first become available in retail stores in June in the US, and customers can pre-order these retail versions of Office 2010 at http://store.microsoft.com/OfficePreorder today to receive Office when it becomes available.

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    ksampanna , 20 April 2010 01:36
    Hope it support both 32 & 64 bit OSes
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    excalibur1814 , 20 April 2010 02:34
    There is a x64 and x32 bit version.
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    mi1ez , 20 April 2010 03:22
    Been running the beta for a couple of months. Much better than 2008. although sharepoint is a bloody nuisance!
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    roots , 20 April 2010 03:57
    mi1ezBeen running the beta for a couple of months. Much better than 2008. although sharepoint is a bloody nuisance!


    Much better than 2008 odd I dint know they did a 2008 version!
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    mi1ez , 20 April 2010 16:01
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    Much better than 2008 odd I dint know they did a 2008 version!

    Was it not 2008? Well, 2007 then!