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Windows 7: Microsoft Office 2010 Goes on Sale!


15 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Microsoft Office 2010 Goes on Sale!

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Microsoft Office 2010 is now available to consumers...and includes free online versions of PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
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15 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

SWEET! Time to get the Academic version!
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15 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Thanks for the news
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15 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Awesome!
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15 Jun 2010   #5

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Do we get an option for menus with this version?
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15 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

For those looking for the upgrade... read this...

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"We looked at how people are using and buying Office and we found two things: Not a lot of people were buying the upgrade," a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement. "When people do buy a new version of Office they do it with the purchase of a new PC."

Due to this, the majority of retailers do not sell Office upgrades off their shelves, the Microsoft representative said.

Instead, Microsoft is making discounts available via Product Key Cards, essentially license keys. Armed with the key, consumers can download the software and install it themselves, using the key to unlock the software package. Users must re-download the software if their installation for some reason becomes unusable, however.
Bottom line...no "boxed upgrade" versions will be sold

Source... Lack of Customers Killed Office 2010 Upgrade Pricing | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

In an FYI interesting twist... The student edition of 2010 does not include Outlook. What this means is those budget conscious shoppers will have to shell out a little more to get Outlook with their office 2010 office version.

I say interesting because a couple of military shopping centers - AAFES (Army Air-Force Exchange Service) and NEX (Navy Exchange service) had problems moving the product off the shelves because it lacks Outlook, which a lot of military members use.

Since it's being targeted as a "Military Appreciation Package" it's being sold for $79 dollars on military bases. Insterestingly enough the Microsoft reps understood this and promised to elevate this "concern" Seeing that they heard this complaint alot.

Just FYI
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16 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I upgraded (I have the full package, however the installer suggested an upgrade) my Office 2007 to 2010 last night. The upgrade went quite smooth and did take a fair amount of time, as expected. Interesting changes in the look, especially the way the ribbon expands and contracts to give the most screen to the work. I can see it will take a little getting used to.

Bye.
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16 Jun 2010   #8

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

You might also note another new aspect of Office 2010 pricing ...

In addition to no longer allowing the purchase or download of "upgrade" versions, the new "key card" versions can only be used for one PC. From what I read, that really means ONE machine, not one desktop plus one laptop.

That means, that in the case of Home & Student, if you want to "save money" with the "key card" version, and want the same 3-licenses option you got with H&S 2007, you will NOW have to buy three of the "key card" licenses, not one. So, that's roughly $360 US for the "key card" licenses vs. $150 US for a 3-license boxed version. Thus, unless you only want one license, downloading is no longer cheaper.
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16 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Do we get an option for menus with this version?

I do not like the ribbon menu. That's why I'm still using the 2003 version.
Until a menu option is added I won't be upgrading.
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16 Jun 2010   #10

Stools
 
 

Can I upgrade my 2003 to 2010?
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