Microsoft will release a new version of its venerable Office suite later this year and, as Datamation reports, it will include multiple versions and new pricing.
With actual delivery still some six months away, Microsoft has announced packaging and pricing for Office 2010.
The announcement came in a post on Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Office 2010 Engineering blog on Tuesday.
“Office 2010 will be offered in four versions, to make it easier to choose a version of Office that’s best for you — Office Home and Business, Office Professional, Office Home and Student, and Office Professional Academic,” the post said.
That compares with five packages in the current roundup of Office 2007 SKUs (stock-keeping units). Office 2007’s SKUs, including Home and Student, Standard, Small Business, Professional, and Ultimate are similar to Office 2010’s, but not identical.