Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Microsoft Confirms Free Office 2010 Upgrade For Recent Office 2007 Buyers

Microsoft CFO Peter Klein has confirmed that the company will offer a free upgrade to the upcoming Office 2010 suite for some Office 2007 buyers. The program entitled the "Microsoft Office 2010 Technology Guarantee Program" will start on March 5 and run through Sept. 30. Anyone that purchases an eligible copy of Office 2007 during that period will automatically qualify for a free upgrade to Office 2010 when the new suite launches in June.

Users buying Office Home and Student 2007 will receive a free copy of Office Home and Student 2010, while buyers of Office Standard 2007 will be eligible for a free copy of Office Home and Business 2010, a new addition to the Office lineup. Purchases of either Office Small Business 2007 or Office Professional 2007 will be eligible for a free copy of Office Professional 2010.

Office 2007 Home and Student currently sells for $104 at, $45 less than the planned $149 list price for Office Home and Student 2010.

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