The Professional Plus suite
adds the Access, Communicator, InfoPath, and SharePoint Workspace
applications, as well as the Business Contact Manager add-on for
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.
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.
Important Volume Licensing Information: With Office 2010,
organizations 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). Organizations will be provided with both
types of keys on the Microsoft Volume Licensing website.
Microsoft recommends KMS activation only for organizations 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. Organizations with fewer than 50 computers requiring activation or organizations with non-networked computers should activate their products using a MAK. For help deciding which type of key to use, see Connecting Up'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.
Requesting the Right Number of Licenses: Request one license for this product for each computer on which you will install it. For example, if you will install it on 10 computers, be sure that the number 10 appears in the Quantity box on your Shopping Cart page.
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:
1. When your donation request has been approved, Connecting Up will send a message to your organisation email address confirming the number of licenses you have requested.
2. Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organisation to the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC).
3. Connecting Up will send an email with information about obtaining your license key and managing your donation at the VLSC. If you are new to the VLSC, you should wait for this email before you register there.
Additional requirements for some features or advanced functionality: