Office 2010 Ships May 12

Posted: Mar 8 2010, 9:00am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 7:54pm CDT, in News | Notebooks and PCs

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Are you just getting used to "The Ribbon"? Still having fun playing around with the preset formatting choices? Well, get ready to learn a whole new bunch of Office functionality, as the 2010 version of Microsoft's software suite is coming out soon.

Microsoft will officially launch Office 2010 on May 12. However, at that time it will only be available to enterprise or business customers. The rest of the country will get a crack at it some time in the following month.

One of the biggest changes to Office 2010 will come to the program that has historically seen the slightest enhancements - Outlook. The new version of Microsoft's e-mail client will add a feature called Outlook Social Connector, allowing users to link their Outlook contact data with corresponding social network profiles like Facebook.

Customers who buy Office 2007 between now and September 30 will be able to upgrade to 2010 for free, and for the first time, existing users of the previous software will be allowed to purchase a single-activation upgrade for much less than the cost of a typical software upgrade (which comes with 5 activations).

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