First it was a glitzy event in New York City, but that was really for the corporate folks. Now, a month later, Microsoft is making its Office 2010 productivity suite available for consumers and small businesses with the retail release.
Of course, the headliner of the new release is Office Web Apps, the lightweight, browser-based versions of popular Microsoft applications like Word and Excel. The retail release brings Office 2010 to stores in both the shrink-wrapped packages, as well as pre-installed on OEM PCs. Small Business Computing has the story.
Microsoft is making Office 2010 generally available to retail customers, including consumers and small businesses, on Tuesday — a little more than a month after the company released it to corporate customers.
On May 12, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced the release of Office 2010 for enterprise users in a gala held for analysts and the press at New York’s NBC Studios. Now, Microsoft is releasing Office 2010 at retail, both as shrink-wrapped packages as well as pre-installed on some OEM PCs.