The Standard suite offers the core applications Excel, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Word.
In the 2010 version, Microsoft Office Backstage view replaces the File menu across the core Office applications. Backstage view provides users with commonly accessed commands when opening or finishing a document and groups together related tasks. The Ribbon, which was introduced in Office 2007 and replaced traditional menus and toolbars with a set of task-based tabs, returns in Office 2010 and now applies to all applications, including OneNote and Publisher.
Integration with Microsoft Office Web applications allows multiple users at different locations to co-author or edit the same file at the same time. Office Web applications are free online companions to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote that enable document access, sharing, and collaboration from any web browser.
Service Pack 1 includes new and previously released security, performance, and stability updates for Office 2010.
Important Volume Licensing Information: With Office 2010, organisations can choose between two types of volume license keys for product activation: a Key Management Service (KMS) license key or a Multiple Activation Key (MAK). Organisations will be provided with both types of keys on the Microsoft Volume Licensing website.
32-Bit and x64 Versions: The installation media for this product include two sets of DVDs and can be used for either 32-bit or x64 systems.
Microsoft recommends KMS activation only for organisations with at least 50 networked computers requiring activation for Office 2010 or requiring activation for a combination of Office 2010, Project 2010, and Visio 2010 software. Organisations with fewer than 50 computers requiring activation or organisations with non-networked computers should activate their products using a MAK. For help deciding which type of key to use, see DonorTec's Guide to Microsoft Volume Licensing Activation Methods. Microsoft also offers instructions on how to use a MAK or KMS key to activate volume editions of Office 2010.
Acquiring the Installation Media and License Key: Installing this product requires installation media and a license key. The license key allows you to use the installation media to install the product on as many computers as you have received licenses for. This quantity is specified in the donation email sent to your organisation email address after your eligibility has been verified and your administrative fee has been received.
Expect three emails:
Additional requirements for some features or advanced functionality: