Download Microsoft Office 2010 and Evaluate for 60 Days

Microsoft is going to soon launch has launched Microsoft Office 2010 to the public. If you are still not sure if you should switch to Microsoft Office 2010 or stay with the present Microsoft Office version, Microsoft is providing you the option to download and test the latest version of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 free for 60 days through Technet Evaluation Center.

Since, Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 is the most complete edition of Microsoft Office 2010 (see Microsoft Office 2010 Edition Comparison table below), therefor it is best suited for testing and evaluation purposes. Hence, Microsoft is providing Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 for testing and evaluating purpose.

Microsoft Office 2010 Edition Comparison

Table of Editions
Programs and Features Starter Home and Student Home and Business Standard Professional Professional Academic Professional Plus
Word Starter edition Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Excel Starter edition Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PowerPoint No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
OneNote No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Outlook No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Publisher No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Access No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Communicator No No No No No No Yes
InfoPath No No No No No No Yes
SharePoint Workspace (Groove) No No No No No No Yes
Office Customization Tool (OCT) No No No Volume edition only No No Volume edition only

Remarks:

1. Office Home and Student boxed product is available in a Family Pack, allowing usage on three PCs in one house; other boxed products can be used on two PCs.
2. Office Customization Tool is used to customize the installation of Office 2010/2007 by creating a Windows Installer patch file (.MSP) and replaces the Custom Installation Wizard and Custom Deployment Wizard included in earlier versions of the Office Resource Kit which created a Windows Installer Transform (.MST). Office Customization Tool is only included in Volume License editions of Office 2010.

Please read the following before you evaluate Office Professional Plus 2010:

  1. This Office Professional Plus 2010 evaluation will de-activate in 60 days and it requires the removal of any earlier versions of Office before installation. Thus, Microsoft recommends not to evaluate this software on a PC that will need an activated copy of Office after the 60 day trial period is over.
  2. This evaluation software will expire in 60 days after which it will deactivate and must be uninstalled before installing a purchased copy.
  3. A Windows Live ID is needed to download Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 evaluation.
  4. You can request your free Office 2010 free trial product key from the Microsoft Office website.

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