Office 2010 Coming in June; Free Office 2007 To Office 2010 Upgrade Period Starts Today

Microsoft Office 2010 will hit the retail shelves on June 15. At Technet, Microsoft announced that the free upgrade period starts today. This means that users who buy and activate Office 2007 from today will be able to download Office 2010 at no more cost when it becomes available in June 2010.

All you need to be eligible for this program — Office 2010 Technology Guarantee — is the following:

  • Purchase Office 2007, or a new PC with Office 2007, and activate it between March 5, 2010 and September 30, 2010.
  • Have, or create a Windows Live ID.
  • Redeem your Tech Guarantee before October 31, 2010 by visiting

The Microsoft Office 2010 upgrade will be delivered to the user as a download or by DVD for a fee.

Note: Not all retailers are part of the free Office 2010 upgrade program and that there is a limit of 25 upgrades per customer.

Upgrade Paths Available:

Office Ultimate 2007 Office Professional 2010
Office Professional 2007 Office Professional 2010
Office Small Business 2007 Office Professional 2010
Office Standard 2007 Office Home and Business 2010
Office Home and Student 2007 Office Home and Student 2010
Office Basic 2007 Office Home and Business 2010
Word 2007 Word 2010
Excel 2007 Excel 2010
PowerPoint 2007 PowerPoint 2010
OneNote 2007 OneNote 2010
Access 2007 Access 2010
Outlook 2007 Outlook 2010
Outlook with Business Contact Manager 2007 Outlook 2010
Project Standard 2007 Project Standard 2010
Project Professional 2007 Project Professional 2010
Publisher 2007 Publisher 2010
Visio Standard 2007 Visio Standard 2010
Visio Professional 2007 Visio Professional 2010

*Office Standard 2007 Military Appreciation Edition will receive Office Home and Business 2010.

Eligible Languages:

Brazilian, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English/International English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Turkish

Note: The language of the qualifying Office 2007 purchase will decide the language of the Office 2010 product upgrade.

Check out the faq to read up on all the frequently asked questions. It is recommended to check with the retailer to get a confirmation whether the Microsoft Office 2007 copy is eligible for the free upgrade to Office 2010.

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