Microsoft Office 2010 RTM Coming on May 12

"Microsoft has officially announced the release to manufacturing date for its Office 2010 versions – the event will take place on May 12."

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Microsoft has officially announced the release to manufacturing date for its Office 2010 versions – the event will take place on May 12. The tech giant will also be releasing the new versions of its SharePoint, Visio and Project packages to manufacturers on the same day.

Office 2010 has been in public beta mode for several months now and users have been awaiting confirmation of its final release. The new announcement from Microsoft sets the stage for the same. According to the official announcement, Microsoft’s OEM partners will be receiving their licenses for the 2010 versions of Office, SharePoint, Visio and Project starting May 12, while the consumer editions will start shipping from June 2010.

Alongside the release confirmation, Microsoft also announced a “technology guarantee” for new buyers of Office 2007. Those users who acquire licenses of Office 2007 now will get a free upgrade to Office 2010 once the suite is launched. To receive this benefit, the licensed copy of Office 2007 should be activated between March 5 and September 30 using a Windows Live ID. Users will have to visit www.office.com/techg to get the upgrade.

Microsoft’s intentions behind offering this upgrade seem to be to ensure continued sales of its Office products as the countdown begins for the launch of 2010. Whether it succeeds or not remains to be seen.

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20-02-2010, 05:20:31

gaurang
The screen will give users a choice between different browsers and links to download these directly from the web.

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20-02-2010, 08:46:29

I Hunta x
im sure my 7100 build did this when i installed it?? could be wrong tho.

20-02-2010, 16:44:26

sammytomjohn

im sure my 7100 build did this when i installed it?? could be wrong tho.



at the moment the 1st time you start internet explorer 8 it gives you the choice of which search provider you want to use/set! not the browser itself!!
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