Microsoft Announced the Availability of Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010

By Dipankar Das, Gaea News Network
Thursday, May 13, 2010

office Microsoft announced yesterday the availability of Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010, as well as Microsoft Visio 2010 and Microsoft Project 2010 to its business customers. The company claims that 90 million customers worldwide can take the advantage of 2010 suite of products and improve their productivity.

Microsoft’s Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 beta programs had three times the number of participants compared to Office 2007 beta program. Currently, 8.6 million people are already using Office 2010 and associated products. Additionally, more than 1,000 partners are already building solutions for the 2010 set of products. The software is available now in 14 languages and during  the next few months, Office 2010 and related products will be available in 94 languages.

Microsoft says it concentrated on four main market trends when they developed the software. They are 1>helping mobile employees work with those who are in the office, 2>leveraging social networks without leaking secret company plans, 3> integrating the growing media consumption rates (think including videos in documents), and 4> data overload.

Microsoft’s 2010 is going to be available across PC, Phone and Browser. Microsoft was also working on Office Mobile 2010 (mobile versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and SharePoint Workspace). Consumers who have Windows Mobile 6.5 based phones that is running on older version of Office Mobile can get the 2010 release for free via the Windows Phone Marketplace.

The last thing is the Webapps which is the combination of Web versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Office 2010 is also the first release of the productivity suite that will come in 32-bit and 64-bit version.

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