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Microsoft Office 2010 pricing details released

Thursday, January 7, 2010 , Posted by Technoratti-Anuraag at 5:39 AM

Microsoft has now officially released the pricing details for its Office 2010 product editions. The pricing and details for the four editions are as below:

The Product Key Card version here is a new offering by Microsoft, wherein a user is able to purchase only a card containing a license key for the particular version of Office 2010. This key can then be used to activate or upgrade a copy of Microsoft Office 2010 pre-installed on the computer by the OEM.

The Office Home and Student edition is a family pack allowing for use in up to three computers in the same home. The other three, Office Home and Business, Office Professional, and Office Professional Academic will allow installation in up to two PCs. The keycard however is only applicable for a single installation.

The new Microsoft Office Starter edition, as stated before will be only come preinstalled on new PC, and as such is not included here. The Starter edition will be free, but ad-supported, and will only include Word, and Excel.

While the final version is to be available in July 2010, for those eager to try out the latest Office suite, the beta version is still available, and the free license will enable you to use it till October this year. You can download it from the 
Microsoft Office 2010 website.

In the short duration of seven weeks that the Microsoft Office 2010 beta has been available as public beta, Microsoft claims that it has been downloaded over 2 million times, quite high indeed. According to Microsoft 90% of the people who have used it have found it an improvement over their current suite.

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