Office 2010 RTM

I just saw on the Office blog that Office 2010 products have been released to manufacturing.  The released products are Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010 and Project 2010.

Volume license customers with Software Assurance can start downloading on May 1st.  The official launch will be on on May 12th with a virtual event featuring Stephen Elop.  Retail will be available in June with pre-order available now.  News on MSDN and TechNet releases is being kept suspiciously quiet.  I suspect MS might be trying to avoid what happened with Windows 7 – everyone hitting refresh until it eventually appeared and then they all got slow downloads and moaned on Twitter.

I’ll be sticking with Office 2007 for a while – I’m kinda constrained by the support for the custom ribbon that my publisher uses for formatting.  I’ll probably upgrade the work machine when the partner pack is updated.  I’ve been on the CTP for quite a while now.

2 thoughts on “Office 2010 RTM”

  1. Or you could do what I did when I was writing my book. Run the old version of office that the publisher needs you to run in a virtual machine – and run the new office for day-to-day work. Personally I could not bring myself to go back to using Outlook 2007 after getting used to the new functionality in Outlook 2010.

    1. That’s what I had to advise my coauthor, Ben. His employer’s ConfigMgr policies pushed down Office 2010 a little while back 🙂

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