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Microsoft Confirms Office 2010 June Launch

Gordon Kelly


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...


via Betanews


December 1, 2009, 8:08 pm

Just a heads up if you can't wait to get your hands on it, you can check out the beta at the link below, which expires in October 2010.



December 1, 2009, 8:52 pm

Oh look, Windows 7 updates are already starting to be worrying.


People who are experiencing Windows 7, and believe it's much faster and better than Vista, wait after 3 months of these kind of updates and see what you think. :)


December 1, 2009, 9:04 pm

Hmmm - yet another version to learn and try and juggle with Office 2003, 2007 depending upon machine being used...


December 1, 2009, 9:08 pm

I have been using the beta for the past week orso and it has some nice improvements.

Still some way of being a finished product though.


December 1, 2009, 9:28 pm

evolution rather than revolution.

win7 update is fine with me, havnt experienced black-screen-of-death yet...


December 1, 2009, 9:33 pm

@ Keith: wow I have that problem sometimes after I wake the computer from sleep it just goes to a black screen and I have to reboot, it started just after windows 7 was launched and there were some updates, before I found out it affected windows 7 too I thought it was a sneaky way of pushing users to upgrade to win7 - but that's just me being cynical


December 2, 2009, 4:56 am

@ Keith:

That's been happening to XP & Vista for years.

Must be a slow day in the BBC newsroom...


December 2, 2009, 4:59 pm


Never ever witnessed any screen of death in XP either you have been tweakin too much or your hardware is goosed. Maybe you should by a mac it seems the rain always finds you.


December 2, 2009, 5:30 pm


I fix 'em for a living... Mine's just fine!

Martin Daler

December 2, 2009, 10:56 pm

@Keith at al.

Don't be too hasty to blame Microsoft:


"The software firm that suggested the security update was the problem has apologised for its claims."

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