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Office 2010 nearing RTM, free upgrade for some 2007 users

By Matthew
Mar 5, 2010
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  1. Yoda8232

    Yoda8232 TS Rookie Posts: 145

    Reasonable prices, I hope the new Office uses less RAM and is faster than 2007. 2003 was perfect just need a nice skin.
  2. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 TS Rookie Posts: 60

    I love 2007, got it from school for like 60 bucks and if '10 is priced similar i will purchase as soon as i can.
  3. AfricanTech

    AfricanTech TS Rookie Posts: 71

  4. ryan29121

    ryan29121 TS Enthusiast Posts: 182

    I wonder how much difference there is going to be between 2010 and 2007. My guess is there is going to be minimal changes to the program itself, a new user interface, and more themes to its programs (powerpoint, excel, etc). Thats Microsoft for ya.
  5. rufio

    rufio TS Rookie Posts: 51

    This is very good news as I just purchased Office 2007 a while ago. I didn't even know there was a ms office 2010... i'm gotta go to check it out lol
  6. bearspencer

    bearspencer TS Rookie

    No recipe7, you are far from being the only one using '03.

    Unfortunately some of my clients have upgraded to 7 so I was on the cusp of byting the bullet; this makes chewing a bit easier
  7. ludoboss

    ludoboss TS Rookie Posts: 18

    There is a truth. When you need a complete software MSOffice is a guarantee. I tried OpenOffice, but when I had to fight for a simple/copy paste I understood many things.
  8. Ithryl

    Ithryl TS Rookie Posts: 53

    The pricing of Pro version is nuts. Thank god I'm still a student.

    Really happy with the 2010 so far though.
  9. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    Been using 2003 for years without needing anything more. This is a pretty good incentive for me to finally get Office 2007 and move up to 2010 as well if it's worth it.
  10. zaidpirwani

    zaidpirwani TS Rookie Posts: 74

    I hate it when companies do this sort of thing, giving facilities and offers to the SOON-TO-BE_CUSTOMERS but forget about the ones who already are using their services, no one thinks about these people, shouldn't they get some piece of all the giveaway....
  11. pyari

    pyari TS Rookie Posts: 66

    I see its very easy to use.....I think its a user friendly.....keep it up. M$ making good tools and user friendly tools.
     
  12. mrtraver

    mrtraver TS Enthusiast Posts: 232   +10

    Thanks; I will have to check that out! Hmm, the hard part may be getting them to let me install this on my work machine.
  13. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    I got a 3-license pack of the Home & Student edition / Office 2007 for something like £60 on Amazon.co.uk

    If it wasn't for that, I would still be using Office 2000 which is the last one I actually purchased.
  14. raie_noire

    raie_noire TS Rookie Posts: 19

    i might have to take up this offer. Converting .docx to .doc is a *****...
  15. megrawab

    megrawab TS Rookie Posts: 93

    Does it have any other requirements such as capacity and driver versions?
  16. megrawab

    megrawab TS Rookie Posts: 93

    Does it have any other requirements such as capacity and driver versions?
  17. fref

    fref TS Enthusiast Posts: 153

    Why is the boxed Professional version 150$ more than the product key alone? Is cardboard and plastic so expensive in Redmond? :)
  18. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,048   +75

    Save about 3GBs for your new office thats about all I can think of atm.
  19. levar

    levar TS Rookie Posts: 232

    Thats a great deal even though its kinda too late for me to eligible but, I'm looking forward to Office 2010 especially the new Outlook. Love the fact they're going social networking with it. I hope it get included in the Home and Student editions.
  20. z71kris

    z71kris TS Rookie Posts: 20

    If outlook works better then 2007, it so effing slow! I would be interested...
  21. SweetIT

    SweetIT TS Rookie Posts: 18

    I agree with ourboyblue- Free and MS just don't go together. I wish they did but......nope they just don't!
  22. buttus

    buttus TS Enthusiast Posts: 187

    I have Office 2007 Ultimate and I really don't see any reason at all to goto 2010. I suppose if people were still running Office XP, 2000 or even 2003 then the upgrade would definately be worth it (I for one LOVE the Office 2007).
  23. ashwingeek

    ashwingeek TS Rookie

    I use Open office, Ashampoo Office 2008 full version and Softmaker Office
    But i am also trying the Beta version Of MS Office 2010, it is faster than Open office and richer in features
  24. yangly18

    yangly18 TS Rookie Posts: 242

    so i wonder if this works if you get a student discount....it's a tempting idea actually. Imagine getting all of office 2010 for only $30....
  25. techsp10

    techsp10 Banned Posts: 37

    It's a good price and I am so excited to see what are the additional functionalities of Office 2010. Microsoft just release a beta version of office 2010 wherein it is valid until October and it's quite pretty good.
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