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Microsoft Unveils Office 2010 & Public Beta Details

Microsoft Unveils Office 2010 & Public Beta Details [Including Adware Starter Edition]

Microsoft Office 2010 will be released to general public and retail markets shortly. If you are gearing up to buy Office 2010, a recent post on TechNet has details of things you should know about Office 2010.

Here are some highlights on how Office 2010 will be sold through OEMs and direct sales along with information about their “Office 2010 adware version” and the public beta for trying out Office 2010.

Office 2010 Product Key Card

Many OEM PCs and laptops usually preload a home edition of Office software. You can try out and use Microsoft office for a period of 60 days, after which it will work with reduced functionality and disable editing features. If you are satisfied with the performance, you can go ahead and buy a retail copy of the software.

However, starting with Office 2010, Microsoft is introducing a new way of selling Office software in the form of Product Key cards. The Product Key Card is a single license card that can be used to unlock pre-loaded Office 2010 versions.

The Office 2010 Product key card can be used to unlock, Microsoft Office – Office Home & Student 2010, Office Home & Business 2010, or Office Professional 2010.

Ad-Supported Office Starter 2010 Edition

Microsoft is completely doing away with Microsoft Works, which usually gets preloaded on new laptops and PCs. Microsoft Works allowed users to view and open Office documents on their PC.

However, once Office 2010 is launched, all new laptops and PCs will be preloaded with Microsoft Office Starter 2010 Edition. However, this edition will be act like a “adware software”. Along with reduced functionality, you will also see advertisements popping up every now and then. More....
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I am, Mr. IzajAhmed Shaikh, a Computer Professional and a Pro. Blogger, who belongs to Shahabad, Karnataka India. My basic Qualifications are B.Sc., and M.C.M. done from University of Pune., formerly known as, Poona University,. I like to write articles based on my personal experiences.