Microsoft has revealed the US pricing for Office 2010, the latest edition of its office productivity suite.
Rachel Bondi, general manager for Microsoft Office, said, "Office 2010 will be offered in four versions - Office Home and Business, Office Professional, Office Home and Student, and Office Professional Academic - to make it easier to choose a version of Office that is best for you ."
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The boxed version of Office Professional is priced at $499, Home and Business Edition costs $279 and the Home and Student Edition is priced at $149, Microsoft revealed in a blog.
Bondi said that Microsoft has seen record interest in Office 2010. "The Office 2010 beta is generating record interest and use, surpassing the previous Office 2007 beta download rate. In just seven weeks, more than two million people around the world have downloaded and are using the Office 2010 beta. To get a better appreciation for that number, it is a rate of more than 40,000 downloads per day."