So that's when we'll be able to get our hands on it...
Microsoft finally given away the launch details for Office 2010 telling US site Betanews it will arrive in June next year.
As usual SKUs will be unnecessarily complicated with Starter, Home and Student, Home and Business, Standard, Professional and Professional Plus versions. While there will be a new free add supported edition with Word and Excel which only comes with new computers.
Both 32bit and 64bit versions will also be available for the first time with the complete list of applications made up of Access 2010, Excel 2010, InfoPath Designer 2010, InfoPath Filler 2010, OneNote 2010, Outlook 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Publisher 2010, SharePoint Workspace 2010, Word 2010 and Communicator 2010.
We've already done our Office 2010 Technical Edition review and come away reasonably impressed, but the real excitement focuses around Office Web, the Cloud based browser edition designed to put Google Docs back in its place.
The success of Windows 7 has meant 2009 has been a good year from Microsoft which it will find hard to top. That said, with the likes of Office 2010 and Project Natal lined up it could well be another good one...