Office 2010 now available
The beta of Office 2010 was downloaded over 9 million times, Microsoft says this response is six times greater than it was with the Office 2007 beta
Microsoft has, today, launched Office 2010, Visio 2010 and Project 2010 in the Gulf region. Retail copies of the software suite are already available in retail stores.
"Microsoft's commitment to innovation has empowered people to be more productive and creative and has helped transform the way they work. As more and more people across the Gulf region embrace mobile applications and social networking tools to share information and stay connected, Office 2010 offers them greater buying choice, making it easier than ever before to unlock the power of Office on new and existing PCs," said Elias Tabet, Business and Marketing Director at Microsoft Gulf. "Following the great response to the Office 2010 beta and the success of Windows 7, we predict this will be the biggest release of Office, ever," Tabet added.
There are multiple versions of Office 2010 including Office Home, Student 2010, Office Home & Business 2010 and Office Professional 2010. Microsoft is also offering Office Mobile 2010 from its Windows Phone Marketplace; this software suite is compatible with all Windows Mobile 6.5 phones.
Microsoft is also working with handheld giant Nokia and is set to offer its Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Sharepoint applications and services on Nokia's E series business phones. The applications could later be made available on other Nokia devices.
The latest addition to Microsoft's long running ‘Office' software suite boasts a number of new features, which aim to help consumers ‘create great looking documents and presentations, connect and work together more simply and get things done from anywhere'.
Microsoft says Office 2010 is the most stable version of its productivity suite. The software titan ran an extensive beta testing program prior to the software's final launch. Microsoft says the Office 2010 beta was downloaded over nine million times, six times more than the Office 2007 beta.
Microsoft Office 2010 is available in 10 languages, including Arabic and will expand to 94 languages in the future. Besides retail stores Office 2010 can be purchased with desktops and laptops from PC makers including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba.