Items tagged with Office 2010

Still holding onto Office 2010? Microsoft would be tickled pink if you'd make the plunge to its subscription-based Office 365 suite, but that doesn't mean the Redmond software giant has forgotten about its customers rocking an older version of its productivity software. Just the opposite, Microsoft this week released Service Pack 2 (SP2) for the Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 set of products. "SP2 provides key updates and fixes across our servers, services and applications including security, stability, and performance enhancements and provides better compatibility with Windows 8, Internet Explorer... Read more...
Microsoft has apparently realized that the changes it made to Office 2013's licensing scheme weren't going over well with its customer base and has agreed to modify the original agreement. Not long after the new Office suite launched, sharp-eyed bloggers noticed that the licensing agreement had been altered. Previous Office versions, including Office 2010, had allowed retail copies of the program to be transferred from one computer to another, provided the application was only used on one PC at a time. Office 2013 changed that. The OEM and retail products both insisted that the program could only... Read more...
Less than a week after Google announced plans to venture into the operating system business, Microsoft is firing back with plans to offer a free version of its popular Office software suite that will run on the Internet. Although Microsoft didn’t mention the competition from Google during the announcement, many analysts see this latest move from Microsoft as part of the company’s strategy to protect one of its most profitable businesses against Google. Sheri McLeish, an analyst with Forrester Research, said "Microsoft was forced to provide a free product" as an answer to Google Docs. "It's a very... Read more...
On Monday, the first day of the Worldwide Partner Conference 2009, Microsoft announced that Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft Visio 2010 and Microsoft Project 2010 have all reached the technical preview stage. That means that some (probably not you or me) will be getting invites to try out the nascent productivity software. At the same time, Microsoft announced that the Web version of this suite, lightweight Web browser versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote will be free. Let's be honest, there was pretty much no way they couldn't be free what with alternatives... Read more...
Microsoft plans to release its Office 2010 software suite in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavors, making it the first Office suite to support both versions. As its name suggests, both versions will be available sometime next year. In a statement, a Microsoft spokesperson said "Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft Visio 2010, and Microsoft Project 2010 are scheduled to enter technical preview in the third quarter of 2009 and become available in the first half of 2010." After the productivity suite is shipped to manufacturers, Chris Capossela, senior vice president, Microsoft... Read more...