As per the previous announcement, Office 2010, Share Point 2010, Visio 2010 and Project 2010 have recently entered release to manufacturing stage and we hope that these software suites will be available in market from June 2010 onwards.
The beta version of Office 2010 was released last year in November and it has already hit around 7.5 million users across the globe. The number of users who have downloaded the beta version of Office 2010 is more than three times of those who used Office 2007. Office 2010 will be the first software suite that will be available for both 64 bit and 32 bit versions of Windows Operating Systems. The main idea behind the availability of 64 bit version is to allow developers access, so that they can update extension and add-ins. With this step, the end users can easily update to the 64 bit version of the software suite and use it easily. However, the 32 bit version is the recommended version for most of the user. The software suite, Office 2010 will include features like new ribbon user interface for Outlook along with the features that will provide greater support for Windows 7, like jump lists.
The official launch event is scheduled for 12th May’10. However, the Volume Licensing purchases of the software suite will be available from 1st May’10. There is no information regarding the availability of the software suite to MSDN and Technet subscribers. Pre orders for retail copies of the software can be placed immediately.