Office 2010 is now available for purchase worldwide, having hit the store shelves both in traditional retail outlets and in online shops on June 15th, 2010, two months after the productivity suite was released to manufacturing. Released in Beta in November 2009, Build 14.0.4536.1000
went on to be downloaded in excess of nine million times over the course of the five months that separated the first public testing milestone from the final stage of the development process. In terms of Beta size, judging by the sheer number of downloads, Office 2010 outperformed
the testing program built for what went on to become the world’s fastest selling operating system. Windows 7 Beta downloads stopped at the eight-million mark, according to Microsoft.
Concomitantly with the general availability of Office 2010, Microsoft also gave the green light to free trial downloads of the finalized version of Office 2007’s successor. There are no less than three SKUs available for download, namely Office Home and Business 2010, Office Home and Student 2010 and Office Professional 2010. If you were to ask me, I would recommend you tried Office Professional 2010
out of all the free trial editions available for download, as it is the complete variant of the product available at retail, with an impressive array of components including: Word 2010, Excel 2010, Outlook 2010, PowerPoint 2010, OneNote 2010, Access 2010 and Publisher 2010.