Starting from today, Microsoft Office 2010 is available in 240 countries and ten languages. Subscribers of Microsoft TechNet Subscriptions and MSDN can download the software since April, now it is available in stores for private users as well.
Private users, kids and students as well as smaller companies and freelances can choose from four Office 2010 product variants: Office Home & Student 2010, Office Professional Academic 2010, Office Home & Business 2010, and Office Professional 2010. Furthermore, Microsoft offers the new Office Starter 2010, exclusively shipped pre-installed on computers, replacing the Works program suite. Office 2010 is available as Full Packaged Product including disk, as well as Product Key Card. This latter variant comes without disk; you have to download the software from the Web.
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 contains Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. You can install it three times per household, but you may not use it with your business. Its Product Key Card costs 109 Euro, the disk package 139 Euro. The Mcirosoft Office Academic Professional 2010 variant is only available as Product Package for 109 Euro, for people in research and education exclusively. The package contains Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access.
The Microsoft Office Home and Business variant 2010 contains Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook and costs 249 Euro as Product Key Card, 379 Euro as Product Package. Microsoft Office Professional 2010 contains Publisher and Access on top and costs 499 Euro and 699 Euro respectively.