Service Pack 1 is on track for release at the end of June.

SP1 releases for both Office client suites and SharePoint server products will be made available. All language versions of SP1 will release simultaneously. Initially, Service Pack 1 will be offered as a manual download from the Download Center and from Microsoft Update, and no sooner than 90 days after release, will be made available as an Automatic Update.

SP1 will include many interesting changes. Across the client suites and server products, SP1 offers a sprinkling of improvements to make a strong 2010 release wave even stronger. During TechEd and beyond, teams on will update their blogs with more specific details of 2010 Service Pack 1 contents. Continue reading “Service Pack 1 is on track for release at the end of June.”

Office 2010 migration guides

Thinking about upgrading to Microsoft Office 2010?

Each upgrade brings exciting new features, but new versions of your favorite programs can take some getting used to. It’s no different for those of us here at Microsoft who create the Office programs than it is for our customers. Continue reading “Office 2010 migration guides”

Understand and Plan Your Office 2010 Volume Activation Options

When you deploy Volume License editions of Office 2010, you have two primary methods available for activating the software on client systems. (Not to mention some variations on those methods.)

The Two Main Approaches are: Continue reading “Understand and Plan Your Office 2010 Volume Activation Options”

Configure Office 2010 to volume activate at the same time you install a MAK key

If you are using the Office Customization Tool (OCT) to configure a Multiple Activation Key (MAK) key, you can also activate Office 2010 at the time that you install the MAK key. A MAK key is one of the methods that Office Activation Technologies provides for activating products licensed under Microsoft Volume Licensing programs. By using a MAK key Continue reading “Configure Office 2010 to volume activate at the same time you install a MAK key”

Office 2010 RTM

Microsoft office 2010 is RTM. This means that the beta testing is over and Microsoft is distributing this software starting @ April 22nd of 2010 through Technet and MSDN.

Microsoft has announced that Office 2010 would be available on May 12 for professionals and for the general public in June.In addition, purchasers of Office 2007 on or after March 5 will receive a free upgrade on the product.