Microsoft Office finally to be out of beta

Microsoft said on Friday that more than 7.5 million people have been using the beta version of Office 2010.

It also said that it has finished with the development work on the next version of the Office family, including Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010, and Project 2010.Office2010website

The Office suite, in all its many flavors, will hit store shelves in June and Microsoft is planning a separate Gotham event to mark that occasion. Microsoft is also taking preorders for Office on its online store. Already Microsoft has been promising those buying Office 2007 a free upgrade to Office 2010.Sounds like a good deal !

The products were "released to manufacturing," which is the final engineering step. The products are slated to be available for businesses next month and Microsoft is holding a launch event on May 12 in New York.

RTM is the final engineering milestone of a product release and our engineering team has poured their heart and soul into reaching this milestone," vice president Takeshi Numoto said in a blog posting.

"It is also an appropriate time to re-emphasize our sincere gratitude to the more than 5,000 organizations and partners who have worked with us on rapid deployment and testing of the products."


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