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Your Complete Guide to Microsoft Office 2010

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Microsoft Office 2010 Box Shots (Home & Business; Professional; Home & Student; Academic)

Microsoft Office 2010 Box Shots (Home & Business; Professional; Home & Student; Academic)

Box shots courtesy of PriceGrabber
Microsoft Office 2010 is now available on retail shelves.

What's New in Office 2010

The Ribbon — new and improved over the Office 2007 versions — is now in all the Office 2010 applications. The Ribbon can be customized with custom tabs to fit the way you work.

The Office/File tab now gives you Backstage View. This is where you go to open, save, share, and print documents and access templates from Microsoft and from others who have shared their templates through Microsoft Online. Options in Backstage View are things you do with your documents (print/share) as opposed to things you do to your documents (write/format/edit).

Discover what's new and improved in specific applications within Office 2010:
Access 2010 | Excel 2010 | OneNote 2010 | Outlook 2010
PowerPoint 2010 | Publisher 2010 | Word 2010
and the Office 2010 Web Apps

What's in Each Edition of Microsoft Office 2010

There are five editions of the Office 2010 suite as well as the new online Web Apps. This is also the first Office suite to come in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Professional Plus
Compare Prices (Only available via volume licensing) includes:

  • Excel
  • Outlook with Business Contact Manager
  • PowerPoint
  • Word
  • Access
  • InfoPath
  • Communicator
  • Publisher
  • OneNote (new to suite)
  • SharePoint Workspace (new to suite)
  • Web Apps
  • Integrated solution capabilities such as enterprise content management (ECM), electronic forms, and information rights and policy capabilities

Professional
Compare Prices includes:

  • Excel
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • Word
  • Access
  • Publisher
  • OneNote (new to suite)

Standard
Compare Prices (Only available via volume licensing) includes:

  • Excel
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • Word
  • Publisher (new to suite)
  • OneNote (new to suite)
  • Web Apps

Home and Business
Compare Prices (new) includes:

  • Excel
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • Word
  • OneNote

Home and Student
Compare Prices (for non-commercial use) includes:

  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Word
  • OneNote

System Requirements
If you can run Office 2007, you should be able to run Office 2010.

  • Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista / Windows 7
  • 500MHz processor
  • 256MB memory
  • 1.5GB Hard disk (some space can be freed up after installation)

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