Earlier this year Microsoft announced that they will officially launch Office 2010 to the business customers on May 12 with Stephen Elop, President of Microsoft’s Business Division, delivering a keynote as part of our virtual launch. The virtual launch will allow people from around the globe to participate in the launch by going to http://www.the2010event.com. The virtual launch site will showcase product demos, customer and partner testimonials, and interviews with product managers and executives, and hope this will give the users another great way to explore, learn, and get excited about the 2010 releases.
April 15, 2010 Microsoft reached the release-to-manufacturing (RTM) milestone for Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010 and Project 2010! As you know that the RTM is the final engineering milestone of a product release. Since the start of public beta in November 2009, more than 7.5 million people downloaded the beta version, which is more than 3 times the number of 2007 beta downloads!
Office 2010 will first become available in retail stores in June in the US, and customers can pre-order these retail versions of Office 2010 at http://store.microsoft.com/OfficePreorder today to receive Office when it becomes available.