In an official blog post yesterday, Microsoft announced that Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010, and Project 2010 have reached the release-to-manufacturing
(RTM) stage. For the uninitiated, RTM is the final development milestone before a software product goes public.
Redmond took a moment to thank the folks who slaved over its latest productivity suite as well as the more than 7.5 million people who downloaded the beta version since last November. That's quite the response and it's over three times the amount of downloads Microsoft Office 2007 Beta had.
MSDN and TechNet subscribers will have access to the software starting April 22. Volume Licensees with Software Assurance will be able to download the 2010 products via the Volume Licensing Service Center starting April 27, while customers without SA will be able to get them through the VLSC starting May 1.
Microsoft Office 2010 will officially launch on May 12 and it should land on retail store shelves in June.