Microsoft's newest Office goes on sale Tuesday

Jun 14, 2010

(AP) -- The next version of Microsoft Corp.'s Office software will be available to consumers and small businesses starting Tuesday.

Office Home and Student 2010, the most basic bundle of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, will cost $150. The programs can be installed on as many as three home computers.

A $280 version also includes the Outlook e-mail program. A $500 bundle adds Publisher, a desktop publishing program, and Access, a database.

For the first time, is also launching free Web-based versions of the four core Office programs. They will have fewer features than the desktop software.

Inc. already offers a similar set of free programs that run in a Web browser.

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More information: http://office.microsoft.com

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baudrunner
5 / 5 (1) Jun 15, 2010
Another infamous Microsoft cash grab. Word 2007 was the same damn product as the version before it but with a new look requiring a pretty steep learning curve, that's all. And it's getting pretty annoying that Microsoft keeps fixing products that already work. Greedy b%!*(#@^$s

I'm quite happy with Open Office, thank you, and while it's a few years old, it works fine. Its document processor was the first to offer .pdf file conversion. Best thing about it? IT'S FREE!!! And there is nothing about it that needs fixing! Are you listening, Microsoft?