Microsoft has finally revealed the price list for the much-anticipated improved Microsoft Office suite 2010 via a Technet article published at the official Microsoft Office blog. It also shows the available versions to choose from. But so far no upgrade pricing are provided.
Microsoft will release four different versions of Microsoft Office 2010 with the core difference being the programs (like Word, Excel or PowerPoint) that ship with each Office 2010 edition. Here is a list of the editions and the programs they come with:
- Office Home and Student (Not for use in any commercial, nonprofit or revenue-generating activities, or by any government organization.): Word 2010, Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, OneNote 2010
- Office Home and Business: Word 2010, Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, OneNote 2010, Outlook 2010
- Office Home and Business: Word 2010, Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, OneNote 2010, Outlook 2010, Publisher 2010, Access 2010
- Office Professional Academic (2 Office Professional Academic 2010 is available through authorized academic resellers only): Word 2010, Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, OneNote 2010, Outlook 2010, Publisher 2010, Access 2010
The pricing are shown in the following table.
Microsoft now offers users to buy the product key card if the user is buying a new PC from selected major PC manufacturers.
Other useful information about the Office 2010 purchase:
- Microsoft will offer an Office 2010 Family Pack that allows usage on three PCs in one house
- Purchase rights for Office Home and Business, Office Professional, and Office Professional Academic boxed product allow for usage on two of your PCs.
- The Product Key Card is valid for a single installation of the product.
Microsoft is offering the BETA version of Microsoft Office 2010 for downloads. Try it out now from this site.