Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Office 2010 (codenamed Office 14 ) is an office suite from Microsoft for the Microsoft Office series. Office 2010 is the successor to Microsoft Office 2007 includes extended file compatibility and user interface updates. Office 2010 is compatible with Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. With the introduction of Office 2010 a 64- bit version of Microsoft Office is available for the first time, which is, however installed on Windows Vista x64 and Windows 7 x64. A public beta was released in November 2009. Successor to Microsoft Office 2010 is Microsoft Office 2013.

History and Development

The development started in 2006 while Microsoft finished work on Office 12, and released it as Microsoft Office 2007. The version number 13 was skipped because of the aversion to the number 13. It has been speculated that Microsoft would release the successor of Office 2007 already in 2009, but Steve Ballmer officially announced that Office 2010 will be published in 2010. About the Microsoft Office 2010 Technology Guarantee, the buyer receives from Office 2007 a ​​free upgrade license for Microsoft Office 2010, provided that the Office has acquired between March 5 and 30 September 2010 2007.

In addition, online versions of Microsoft Office, called Office Web Apps, provided free of charge. You can use the browser Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple Safari, meanwhile Opera (version 10.60 ), are called. The Microsoft Office Web Apps were released on 7 June 2010 and included reduced versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. To use a Microsoft account is required.

Office Starter 2010 was initially installed only on new PCs and delivered free of charge. Since November 24, 2011, it was also possible to Office Starter 2010 free to download and install. However, the installation was possible only on computers running Windows Vista or Windows 7. It replaced so that Works. Office Starter 2010 included reduced versions of Excel and Word, in which advertising was displayed. In June 2012, Office Starter 2010 was eventually discontinued in favor of the Office Web Apps, which also ended the free download option.

A Technical Preview version was Microsoft internally tested on 12 July 2009 on the Microsoft Connect program, as well as selected companies. On 18 November 2009, the beta was made available to the public. Office 2010 Beta is a free, fully functional version. She ran from 31 October 2010.

On 15 April 2010 the final version ( " Release to Manufacturing " RTM) was made ​​available for TechNet and MSDN subscribers. Since May 12, 2010 Office 2010 is available for enterprise customers through Volume Licensing programs. Since 15 June 2010 is available as a boxed version in stores. On June 28, 2011 Microsoft has released the Office 2010 Service Pack 1. Service Pack 2 was followed, on 21 July 2013.


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