Confirmed: Office 2010 will be 32-bit and 64-bit

Recently Neowin reported that Office 14 (or Office 2010, you choose) will most likely be shipping in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavors. Well, as Ars Technica is reporting, this is fully confirmed by Microsoft themselves.

According to Ars Technica, an email exchange between them and a Microsoft spokesperson revealed that, "Yes, Office will have two separate 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Office 2010 will be the first to do this." This means that from now on, those running 64-bit versions of Windows will not longer have to emulate a 32-bit environment to have a working Office; it'll be fully compatible, with all the benefits 64-bit brings. As Office is one of the higher used products on Windows, having this available will greatly help with 64-bit adoption.

64-bit OS usage is apparently growing greatly, and this is another step on the ladder of better computing; hopefully other software developers will follow the trend now so we can become a 64-bit planet. Office 2010 is expected to ship within the next year or so, so keep an eye out for that, and more news as it arrives. Tell us, Neowin; now that there's more software heading towards a 64-bit future, will you be more enticed to the respective operating system?

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