Worldwide Availability of Office 2010: Office 2007 Users Upgrade Now
Article by George Norman
On 16 Jun 2010
Redmond-based software giant Microsoft has finally finished work on its productivity suite, Office 2010. As you may remember, the fist taste we got of Office 2010 was back in the autumn of 2009 when the first Office 2010 Beta was rolled out to the public. Apparently the Beta version was a big hit – it was downloaded more than 9 million times..

The Beta version is now old news – the final, stable version of Office 2010 is now available to customers all over the world. Just head over to Office.com and get your copy.

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"The amazing thing about technology is that it’s constantly changing, so people’s expectations for what productivity means is constantly evolving, too,” commented Senior Vice President of the Information Worker Product Management Group at Microsoft, Chris Capossela. “There are new ways of working, and whether that’s new content people want to work with or new styles of collaborating, we’re bringing them to the masses with Office 2010. If the world around us wasn’t changing, then older versions of Office would be just fine The good news for Microsoft and consumers is that there are always new things coming that change the way people think about how they communicate, collaborate and create content."

Remember that back in March Microsoft announced that if you purchase Office 2007 between March 5th and September 30th, you qualify for a free Office 2010 upgrade? Well, if you did that, if you purchased a qualifying Office 2007 product from an authorized reseller, now that Office 2010 is available worldwide, you can upgrade from the 2007 version to the 2010 version.

The available upgrade paths are:
  • Office Ultimate 2007 –> Office Professional 2010
  • Office Professional 2007 –> Office Professional 2010
  • Office Small Business 2007 -> Office Professional 2010
  • Office Standard 2007 -> Office Home and Business 2010
  • Office Home and Student 2007 –> Office Home and Student 2010
  • Office Basic 2007 –> Office Home and Business 2010
  • Word 2007 –> Word 2010
  • Excel 2007 –> Excel 2010
  • PowerPoint 2007 –> PowerPoint 2010
  • OneNote 2007 –> OneNote 2010
  • Access 2007 –> Access 2010
  • Outlook 2007 –> Outlook 2010
  • Outlook with Business Contact Manager 2007 –> Outlook 2010
  • Project Standard 2007 –> Project Standard 2010
  • Project Professional 2007 –> Project Professional 2010
  • Publisher 2007 –> Publisher 2010
  • Visio Standard 2007 –> Visio Standard 2010
  • Visio Professional 2007 –> Visio Professional 2010

If you would like to upgrade from Office 2007 to Office 2010, click here.



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