Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 will go on sale fairly soon and is, in our opinion, the best value for money package for corporate end users across the country.
This version of Office 2010 comes with Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, Excel and Onenote and is currently available on preorder from Play for £190.
However, there's a little known trick that can slash a whopping 25 percent off the price of the suite overnight; just buy the cheapest Office Basic 2007 you can find and upgrade to the Home and Business 2010 for free.
We looked for that rare pearl and found out that Kikatek has loads of Microsoft Office Basic 2007 Medialess License Kit available for £141.84.
Until the 30th of September 2010, you can buy and activate your Office 2007 product online and then request the equivalent Office 2010 for free until September 2010.
Oddly, Office Home and Business 2010 is the corresponding Office 2010 upgrade product for Office Basic 2007 according to Microsoft; we say oddly because H&B package actually adds products - Powerpoint and Onenote - rather than removing them.
Note that this buys you the license only, which then means that you will have to purchase Office 2007 Basic elsewhere; Amazon sells the media kit, known as OPK, for as little as £18.
Alternatively, by the end of this month, all new computers will come with a so-called OEM Preinstallation Kit or OPK which will contain Home and Business Office 2010.
Also there's a limit of 25 items per person which should be more than enough for most small companies.
You can hear from Gordon Frazer and Scott Dodds from Microsoft UK on 12th May from 3pm BST. Then listen to Stephen Elop’s live keynote from New York on 12th May at 4pm BST.
Later, you can choose from a variety of on-demand sessions that are relevant to you regarding the launch of Microsoft Office 2010 and Sharepoint Server 2010.