Microsoft has announced the worldwide availability of Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010, as well as Microsoft Visio 2010 and Microsoft Project 2010 for business customers worldwide.
“Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 define the future of productivity,” says Anne Taylor, Information Worker Business Group Manager, Microsoft New Zealand. “With 2010, organisations will save, innovate and grow as their people benefit from working across the PC, phone and browser.”
“We’ve preserved the look and feel of Office across the desktop, phone and Web browser, for anywhere, anytime access. We’ve also developed tools to help people bring their ideas to life.”
Microsoft’s Office 2010 beta programme was its largest ever, with three times the number of participants as prior Office beta programmes. As a result, 8.6 million people are already using Office 2010 and related products in 14 different languages. In addition, more than 1,000 partners are already building solutions for the 2010 set of products.
Microsoft’s signature productivity technologies are available in the cloud, offering unprecedented choice and flexibility for IT departments when purchasing and deploying solutions. Office Web Applications will now be available to all Office volume licensing customers. In addition, customers will soon be able to purchase a subscription to Office Web Apps as part of Microsoft Online Services, Microsoft’s cloud-based applications.
Microsoft’s global launch website http://www.the2010event.com for the 2010 suite of products was built on Microsoft SharePoint 2010, reaching more than 60 countries and 26 languages worldwide. The site includes a rich set of content that will help customers choose and benefit from the 2010 products, which are available for business purchase now.
The general consumer release for Office 2010 will take place in June. However, since 5 March 2010 consumers who purchase and activate Office 2007 can benefit from a tech guarantee programme that allows customers to download Office 2010 at no additional cost when it becomes available.