Office 2010 set to be released on June 15

Windows watcher Paul Thurrott has confirmed that Microsoft plans to release Office 2010 on June 15 2010.

Thurrott made the comments in his weekly WinInfo short takes where he stated "Office 2010 for Windows, meanwhile, will become generally available June 15, 2010." Microsoft recently released a release candidate version of Office 2010 to technical beta testers. According to company insiders, the software giant plans to Release to Manufacturing (RTM) Office 2010 by the end of March/early April. Neowin questioned Microsoft on Thurrott's statement and a Microsoft spokesperson would only confirm "we expect Office 2010 and related products to be generally available in June 2010."

In January Microsoft announced Office 2010 pricing. The professional edition will retail for $499 boxed.  Office 2010 will be released in at least five 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 include Starter, Home and Student, Home and Business, Professional and Professional Academic.

Microsoft also revealed that customers who purchase Office 2007 between March 5, 2010 and September 30, 2010 will receive a free upgrade copy to Office 2010. Check out Neowin's top new features in Office 2010

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Been so long that i can't remember. Can you upgrade from 2007 or do you usually have to uninstall and install the new one?

I looked all across the net for prices in the UK and there is nothing yet... any indication of what the prices might be...? I will probably get Pro or Pro Plus.

Very nice. I'm enjoying Outlook 2010 a lot. Even if the x64 edition doesn't sync with the x64 version of WMDC!

So Microsoft has announce the pricing but I haven't seen the upgrade route pricing. Can someone point me in the right direction for the upgrade path?
:-)

With Office 2007, the major languages (Spanish French German, etc.) were released at the same time. Others (such as Bulgarian, which I use) were released a few months later.

Meanwhile, other than it being fully 64-bit, Word adds faster conversion to PDF and ODF, and Outlook adds performance boosts in addition to improved multiple-mailbox support (including improvements in IMAP support; I'm normally no fan of IMAP; however, Outlook 2010 is changing that).

ADSfull said,
what is exactly the changes in word excel and powerpoint on Office2010?

Excel add some extra spreadsheetability while PowerPoint added a bit of presentationability.

artzm said,

Excel add some extra spreadsheetability while PowerPoint added a bit of presentationability.


And Word added some more processability.

Office 2010 is amazing, so many features in it. For example PowerPivot in Excel is awesome so much power behind Office now.

warwagon said,
YAY I'll still have my technet account when it is released.

I heard it won't be available for Iowa Tech-Net subscribers until 07/11/2010......LOL

Edited by jwjw1, Feb 12 2010, 11:59pm :

jwjw1 said,

I heard it won't be available for Iowa Tech-Net subscribers until 07/11/2010......LOL

That would be OK too because mine doesn't expire until August LOL.

I will definitely be buying this as soon as they have the annual "Ultimate Steal" deals for students. Picked up 2007 back in the day, but loving 2010 even more.

Napalm Frog said,
I will definitely be buying this as soon as they have the annual "Ultimate Steal" deals for students. Picked up 2007 back in the day, but loving 2010 even more.

I finished school about a month before that deal went into effect for 2007 but my ex was in school at the time and I got her to use her school email and I used my credit card and name and everything. It worked. I've been using 2010 for awhile now, it's a lot faster and love the new features.

Edited by The Guru Network, Feb 13 2010, 12:02am :