As i mentioned earlier Microsoft is all set to launched its new Office product Office 2010 in june and already the product is in RC stage. The Office suite will be updated for Windows, including ribbon support for all products, and will also be launching Office 2010 for Mac OS X sometime in 2010. Customers looking to get their hands on Office 2010 when it comes out later on this year can do so, and for free. If customers purchase Office 2007 between March 5, 2010 and September 30, 2010, Microsoft will allow you to download and upgrade to Office 2010 for free.
However, Microsoft is only allowing certain software programs to be considered upgradable through your program including the following versions of Office 2007:
How exactly does the program work?
Customers who purchase Office Home and Student, Standard, Small Business, Professional or Publisher 2007 can upgrade to that a similar version of Office 2010 when released. Standard and Small Business editions will be upgraded to Home and Business & Professional edition.
Customers will be able to download – or order a DVD for a small fee – when Office 2010 is available to the public. Customers must also purchase one of the above versions of Office 2007 from an authorized dealer.
Consumers will still be eligible for a free upgrade with or without a new purchase of a PC, between March 5 and September 30th. Office 2007 sales and activations must take place during this time frame, in order to qualify for the free upgrade.
A complete list of Office 2010 application include:
* Microsoft Access 2010
* Microsoft Excel 2010
* Microsoft InfoPath Designer 2010
* Microsoft InfoPath Filler 2010
* Microsoft OneNote 2010
* Microsoft Outlook 2010
* Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
* Microsoft Publisher 2010
* Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010
* Microsoft Word 2010
* Office Communicator 2010
Other updated products include:
* Microsoft Visio 2010 (not included in any Office 2010 Package)
* Microsoft Project 2010 (not included in any Office 2010 Package)