Microsoft Office 2010 now available for Australian consumers

Microsoft Office 2010 now available for Australian consumers

15 June, 2010 | Sydney, Australia

More than nine million beta usersworld-wide help Microsoft deliver the best experience for being productive across the PC, phone and browser.

Today, Microsoft Corp. announced the worldwide availability of Microsoft Office 2010, Visio 2010 and Project 2010. Consumers can now purchase Office 2010 at more than 35,000 retail stores across the globe, including Australian retailers Dick Smith Electronics, The Good Guys, Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and Office Works. Office 2010 is also available direct from Microsoft at and

More than 100 million PCs will ship pre-loadedwith Office 2010 within the next year from leading PC makers including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba. Pre-loaded Office 2010 can be activated easily with the purchase of a Product Key Card at retail. Product Key Cards will be available for each of the three versions of Office 2010, including Office Home and Student 2010, Office Home and Business 2010, or Office Professional 2010.

Product Key Cards make installation fast and easy because no DVD is required. For those who want to download Office 2010 direct from for an existing PC, the new Click-to-Run technology reduces the time required to download Office2010, making installation faster and easier.

“Following the great response to the Office 2010 beta and the success of Windows 7, we predict this will be the biggest release of Office, ever,” said Tracey Fellows, Managing Director, Microsoft Australia.

“Office 2010 has new ways to create great-looking documents and bring your ideas to life. Picture editing, video editing and creative formatting are all enhanced with Office 2010 making it easier for you to look more professional and create amazing documents with real visual impact. It delivers the best productivity experience across the PC, phone or browser.”

To mark the launch, Microsoft Australia is holding the first ever ‘Office Mayor Meetup’ at Martin Place in Sydney today from 12:10 – 1:10pm. This event invites Foursquare social networkers who have achieved ‘Mayor’ status of their office, business or home to check-in at the Office Mayor Meetup 2010 Foursquare location. The first 110 Foursquare mayors to arrive, check-in and leave an online tip will have the chance to win a copy of Office Home and Business 2010.

Office 2010 represents a great growth opportunity for Microsoft and its partners

From a survey of Office 2010 beta users, Microsoft found 75 percent say they plan to buy Office 2010 within six months. The Office 2010 beta program had over nine million downloads, more than six times the size of the Office 2007 beta – indicating strong consumer interest in Office 2010.

In light of the huge volume of beta downloads and considering there are approximately 1.8 billion internet users worldwide, Microsoft and its channel partners see an incredible opportunity to deliver Office 2010 to existing and new Office customers around the world.

Productivity solutions across the PC, phone and browser

Throughout its development cycle, customer feedback has been critical to the improvements foundin Office 2010. Based on this valuable input, Microsoft has made considerable enhancements to help users:

  • Create great looking documents and presentations. Express creativity in PowerPoint 2010 presentations with new video and photo editing features. Add extensive text effects and table formatting options in Word 2010. Reveal important trends in data with Sparklines in Excel 2010. OneNote 2010 makes everything you need simple to find, organise and share.

  • Connect and work together more simply. Advanced e-mail management and calendaring capabilities in Outlook 2010, and the new Outlook Social Connector help people stay productive and in touch with personal and business networks. Work with others more efficiently using new co-authoring in Word 2010, PowerPoint 2010 and OneNote 2010. Deliver presentations over the Web with new PowerPoint Broadcast Slideshow.

  • Get things done from anywhere. With Office 2010 and the Office Web Apps – the online companions to Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote, people have the freedom to view, edit, and share Office 2010 documents in the cloud with Windows Live SkyDrive. The Office Web Apps preserve the look and feel of Office documents, so valuable content and formatting are not compromised while moving between the PC, phone and browser.

Office Mobile 2010 is also available from Windows® Phone Marketplace for all Windows Mobile 6.5 phones. People using Office Mobile 2010 can perform lightweight editing of Office documents and take notes on the go, orwork on Office documents stored on their phone or attached to an e-mail.

Office 2010 Australian Recommended Retail Prices:

Version Applications Included Boxed Product Recommended Retail Price Product Key Card Recommended Retail Price
Office Home and Student 2010 Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote $209 $169
Office Home and Business 2010 Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook $379 $279
Office 2010 Professional Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Access
Comes with 1 year of premium customer telephone support $849 $499

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realise their full potential. For more information about Microsoft Australia please visit

For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Rudolf Wagenaar
[email protected]
(02) 8281 3879
0439 082 550

Alice Ridgway
[email protected]
(02) 8281 3833
0400 375 544

Tags: Office 2010, Consumer Launch, Office Mayor Meetup 2010


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