Not very long ago we told you about the beta release of Microsoft office 2010 and also gave the link to download office 2010 for free. Now, Microsoft has announced the prices of the new Office 2010. we’ve got the details below. This is purely a product key that can be purchased, for people who have purchased a PC with Office 2010 already installed. So you can easily convert the trial version or the beta version to full version of Office.
If you want to try Office 2010 then there is always the possibility of the English beta version to download. The beta was within seven weeks more than 2 million times downloaded, these are about 40,000 downloads a day.
Version Boxed Product Product Key Card
Office Home and Student $ 149 (103 euros) $ 119 (82 euro)
Office Home and Business $ 279 (194 euros) $ 199 (138 euros)
Office Professional $ 499 (327 euros) $ 349 (242 euros)
Prof. office. Academic $ 99 (68 euros)
Here is the price list comparison between different versions of Outlook
In my earlier post, I told you that the beta for Microsoft Outlook was releasing next month and now at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles the beta of Office 2010 was officially made available. This is Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 (14.0.4536.1000) and can be downloaded for free at http://microsoft.com/2010/en/.
To download the beta registration is required, after registration you get a product key. The 32-bit version is about 684 MB in size and the 64-bit version is 750 MB in size.
The beta is available in different languages including English, Spanish, German and French. Also, there is a beta versions made of SharePoint Server 2010, Project 2010, Visio 2010, Office Web Apps and Office Mobile 2010. These are all through available to download.
Last week a leaked all other beta version of Office 2010 on the Web, it was here to build 14.0.4514.1009.
Want more? Screenshots of the beta and more information on this page: View Office 2010.
Microsoft has announced that a beta version of Office 2010 next month for the general public will be released. This was announced at the SharePoint conference in Las Vegas. While the second seems to Office 2010 beta also works on a 32-bit and 64-bit system.
When installing the beta its required for you to enter the serial number found on the website. Microsoft also announced that it is sending more user invitations to the web version of Office for beta testing. In the future, and more new functions are added.
Good news, Microsoft will come with a lightweight Starter Edition of Office 2010 replacing MS Works. This version consists of Starter Word and Excel with limited functionality and will only be available pre-installed on new PCs. But the full version of Office 2010 would be installed on the computer so it can be easily upgraded to a student version or a higher version by buying a product key.
Somewhat similar to the fact that all versions of Windows 7 are present on one installation DVD so it can be easily upgraded to a higher version. The product keys to a comprehensive Office 2010 are sold on a simple plastic card both in stores and online at Microsoft.
Finally, for those who already have a PC, Microsoft announced a new Click-to-Run downloading service that makes it easier to download Office 2010.
“Click-to-Run automatically downloads and installs any software patches when connected to the Internet, helping people maintain and keep their Office software up-to-date,” Microsoft’s announcement states. “Click-to-Run uses virtualization technology so it allows customers to maintain multiple versions of Office. This enables them to try Office 2010 side-by-side with the existing version of Office.”