Microsoft is set to launch an entirely new updated wave of Office applications in June 2010. The Office suite will be updated for Windows, including ribbon support for all products, and will also be launching Office 2010 for Mac OS X sometime in 2010.
Office 2010 will be released in six different flavours, including a free version that includes Microsoft Word and Excel, but comes with limited functionality and includes 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. According to Fudzilla a beta tester found a quote on Microsoft.com regarding the June 2010 release date.
A complete list of Office 2010 applications include:
- Microsoft Access 2010
- Microsoft Excel 2010
- Microsoft InfoPath Designer 2010
- Microsoft InfoPath Filler 2010
- Microsoft OneNote 2010
- Microsoft Outlook 2010
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
- Microsoft Publisher 2010
- Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010
- Microsoft Word 2010
- Office Communicator 2010
- Microsoft Visio 2010 (not included in any Office 2010 Package)
- Microsoft Project 2010 (not included in any Office 2010 Package)