Microsoft Office 2010 has been released by Microsoft. The popular Office suite is available in three different editions in retail shops: Office Home and Business 2010, Office Home and Student 2010 and Office Professional 2010.
Office Home and Student 2010 is the basic Office edition retailing for $149.99. It includes the core Office modules Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.
Next in line is Office Home and Business 2010 which retails for $279.95. It includes Microsoft Outlook on top of the modules offered in the basic edition.
Top of the line product Office 2010 Professional retails for $499.95. It is the only retail Office edition that includes Access 2010 and Publisher 2010.
Some customers, especially those that have not participated in the Office 2010 Beta might want to download trial versions of Microsoft Office 2010 before deciding whether to buy the new version or not.
Trial downloads are available for all three retail Office 2010 editions. Office 2010 can either be downloaded directly from Microsoft after logging in with a Windows Live account. The Office 2010 product key that is generated after logging in will activate the software for 60 days.
Below are the direct download links for all Office 2010 editions. Please note that these versions are the English versions.
Microsoft Office 2010 Direct Downloads
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010
Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010
Microsoft Office Professional 2010
The downloads can be initiated right away. The trial product key can be requested on this page over that the Microsoft Office website.
Update: Downloads are note provided anymore for this particular version. You can download a trial version of Office 2013 currently which is useful. Especially those that have not participated in the Office 2010 Beta might want to download trial versions of Microsoft Office 2010 before deciding whether to buy the new version or not.
The try it now button leads to a Windows Live login form. It might be necessary to fill out the first and last name as well as the country before the Office product keys and download links are displayed.
Product keys are displayed on the same page after the login. System requirements for all editions of Office 2010 are nearly identical.
Computer and processor: 500 MHz or faster processor
Memory: 256 MB RAM; 512 MB recommended for graphics features and certain advanced functionality.1
Hard disk: 3.0 GB available disk space
Display: 1024x576 or higher resolution monitor
Will you be buying Microsoft Office 2010? Let us know in the comments.
Office 2010 users who want to test the new version for more than 60 days should take a look at the Office 2010 rearm instructions to do so.
Update: Downloads are no longer provided by Microsoft.
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