Office 2010 now available to consumers

Written by Luke Ponio    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 20:42

Microsoft Office 2010 LogoOffice 2010 is now available worldwide to consumers. Microsoft has some new delivery options for those people who don't want to go to their nearest software store or wait for shipping.

“Working with major retail partners and PC makers, we’ve made dramatic changes in the way we deliver Office 2010 to give consumers more buying choice, making it easier than ever to unlock the power of Office on new and existing PCs,” said Stephen Elop, president, Microsoft Business Division. “For the first time, people can purchase a Product Key Card at retail to activate Office 2010 preloaded on new PCs. For those who want to download Office 2010 direct from Office.com for an existing PC, the new Click-to-Run technology will have them up and running in a matter of minutes.”

The new Microsoft Office 2010 will be available in three different versions: Office Home and Student 2010, Office Home and Business 2010, and Office Professional 2010. Office Home and Student retails for $149 and includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Office Home and Business includes the aforementioned software plus Outlook for $279. Office Professional costs $499 and additionally includes Publisher and Access.

Microsoft has a video about some of the new features in Office 2010. It might be worth checking out if you are still using Office 2007 or even Office 2003.