Saturday, March 6, 2010
Microsoft Announces Free Office 2010 Upgrade!
Microsoft kicked off its "Technology Guarantee" program for Office 2010 on Friday, meaning that anyone who buys and activates Office 2007 between now and Sept. 30 will get to upgrade to Office 2010 for free when it's available.
Microsoft also confirmed Friday that Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010, and Project 2010 are "on schedule and will release to manufacturing (RTM) next month."
he business launch for the 2010 set of products is May 12. Consumers will see it hit shelves in June. For now, the beta is available at www.office.com/beta.
To be eligible for the Office 2010 Tech Guarantee program, users must purchase a standalone version of Office 2007 or a new PC with the software between March 5 and Sept. 30. They must also have or create a Windows Live ID and redeem the Tech Guarantee before Oct. 31 by visiting www.office.com/techg.
The upgrade will be distributed through an online download.