Microsoft To Offer Office 2010 Upgrade Programme

Software giant Microsoft has finally announced its Office 2010 upgrade program, which will allow customers of the older Office 2007 suite to upgrade to the much-awaited office productivity suite when it launches in June 2010.

Speaking at the at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, Microsoft’s Chief Financial Officer, Peter Klein, told analysts that the company was planning to initiate the Office 2010 Technology Guarantee program for the end of March.

Earlier last month, a Microsoft specialist had leaked the details of the program over the internet, which had reported that customers who purchase a copy Microsoft Office 2007 within a specified period, will be able to download a free copy of Office 2010 productivity suite when it launches in June.

However, customers who want a DVD copy of the suite will have to pay for the shipping costs that come with free delivery.

The leaked report, which was later removed by Microsoft, also mentioned that users that purchase the Office Home and Student 2007, will be entitled to a free copy of Office Home and Student 2010 while those who purchase Office Standard 2007 will receive a free copy of Office Home and Business 2010.

Our Comments

The CFO also reported that Microsoft Windows 7 had sold 90 million as of February 2010. Microsoft will be betting on an extremely promising 2010 which will see many corporate companies upgrade their Windows XP computers with Office 2003 to the new Office 2010 + Windows 7 pair.

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