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Microsoft to Release Office 2010 May 12

Microsoft will officially launch Office 2010 to businesses at an occasion slated for May 12, the company announced at present.
Enterprises with volume license agreements will be able to obtain the finished manufactured goods that same day, Microsoft added. Office 2010 is set to go on universal sale to consumers and business without licensing deals a little bit in June.

As expected, Microsoft today also unveiled a program that provides a free improve to Office 2010 for clientele who purchase the older Office 2007 between now and Sept. 30.

Earlier this week, Microsoft’s chief monetary officer had confirmed that the Office 2010 Technology Guarantee Program would launch this month. Last month, particulars of the free Office 2010 upgrade program leak to the Web when a Microsoft technology expert briefly posted information to the firm’s partner community site.

Customers who purchase an eligible copy of Office 2007 between March 5 and Sept. 30 will be allowed to download a corresponding edition of Office 2010 for free when the new suite is available in June. Users who want a DVD installation disc will have to pay a small shipping-and-handling fee. Microsoft said fees would be announced in June.

Buyers of Office Home and Student 2007 will receive a free copy of Office Home and Student 2010, while buyer of Office Standard 2007 and Office Basic 2007 will be entitled for a free copy of Office Home and Business 2010, a new adding to the Office lineup. Purchases of Office Small Business 2007, Office Professional 2007 or Office Ultimate 2007 will be entitled for a free copy of Office Professional 2010.

Office 2010 is the first of Microsoft’s suite row to drop less-expensive upgrade editions. Instead, Microsoft plans to sell single-license start keys via its online amass and select retail outlet to customers who want to upgrade from older edition, or from the bare bones Office Starter 2010 that will come pre-installed on new PCs.

There is a limit of 25 free upgrades per person, a standard Microsoft put into practice destined to push businesses with multiple copies to its volume licensing deal.

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