Office 2010 is now available for purchase

Today’s the official release date for Office 2010 to retail customers. If you’ve been waiting to buy, your wait is over. Amazon has the disc version of Office 2010 Home and Student (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote) for $130, and the similar Office 2010 Home and Business package (which adds Outlook) for $240.

If you’re buying a new PC, you might find one that includes Office Starter 2010. In a new post at ZDNet today, I explain exactly what’s in that surprisingly full-featured, ad-supported package.

Office Starter 2010 drops the crapware, adds ads

If you want to read more about the main Office 2010 package, see my earlier post, “Office 2010: a deeper dive” for more details on what’s in each version and also clears up some confusion over pricing.

Any Office questions? Ask away.

4 thoughts on “Office 2010 is now available for purchase

  1. Ed, Do you have any information when Office Upgrade would be available. I have Office 2007 installed on my PC and can get it upgrade to Office 2010 Home/Proffessional edition ?

  2. I see, from your ZDNet article, that the Office 2010 Product Key Card “license cannot be transferred to another PC.”


    I don’t like the idea of losing Office when my current computer dies or is retired. I guess, for me, it’s the “physical version”, or nothing.

  3. I still don’t see a “Basic” version with Word, Excel and Outlook only. That’s all my small business needs. It’s bad that they are ignoring the needs of businesses like ours. I’m going to have to double the costs per machine for Office now. Yuck!

  4. Scott, what about Office Home and Business? You don’t have to install owerPoint and OneNote if you don’t want or need them. That SKU is only a little more expensive than Office Basiuc (which is OEM only anyway). Street prices for the new version are in the $180-200 range and the best price I could find on Office Basic 2007 was $167.

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