As announced today on the Microsoft Office 2010 Engineering Blog, Microsoft reached the release-to-manufacturing (RTM) milestone for Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010 and Project 2010.
The official launch of Office 2010 will be on May 12, 2010 in New York City. Virtual launch events also kick off that day.Office 2010 will first become available in retail stores in June in the United States. The retail versions of Office 2010 can be pre-ordered now at the Microsoft Store to receive Office when it becomes available.
If you are using Office 2010 Beta or plan on upgrading from Office 2003 or Office 2007 to the latest version, a great resource is at hand in The Office Blog. From there you can also find links to all of the Office products blogs, including Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, Word, etc.
If you are located on the East Coast, you can learn more about Office 2010 during the Get On the Bus Tour during its 10-city road tour to the East Coast toward New Orleans and Tech-Ed 2010. The sessions are free and will include dive deep into both Windows 7 and Office 2010. If the bus won’t be stopping near you, there are opportunities available for IT Pros and Developers at 2010 Launch Events.
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