|Monday, 15 February 2010 13:32|
We have been given a copy of Microsoft Office 2010 Beta to use, break and offer feedback to Microsoft. So far we have not found anything that seems to have gone backwards which is often the case in upgrades to software - a feature that they might think great, often could be cumbersome to users. We also look at estimated pricing.
This should give all of you the inside track on the new version and then allow you to make your own decision on whether you should upgrade or be confident enough to make use of the new version that would ship with a new computer instead of having to downgrade to a previous version. In other words, allow me to flounder instead of you wasting time and effort testing of worrying about the new version.
As per the norm in the "Step by Step" series, we break up the topic into small bite size chunks which makes it easier to read and absorb the full article/report. Enough time wasted on the introduction, let's get down to the topic at hand!
Office 2010 Home and Student (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote) will come with a price tag of R1155.00 *R924.00, Office 2010 Home and Business (Same as Home and Student + Outlook) will cost R2156.00 *R1540.00, Office 2010 Professional (Same as Home and Business + Access) R3850.00 *R2695.00 and Office 2010 Professional Academic (Same as Professional) just R770.00 *R770 - all excluding VAT and based on an exchange rate of R7.70 to the dollar. Check each product for the details, as some full boxed versions come with 2 (Home & Business, Professional) or three licenses (Home & Student) included, whereas the Key Card will ship with one license.
'Till next week.