Monday, December 20, 2010

Download the Official “Microsoft Office 2010 Volume Licensing Guide”

image Download the “Microsoft Office 2010 Volume Licensing Guide” in .docx format here.

From the Summary:

The Microsoft Office 2010 Licensing Guide provides an overview of the core product offerings, licensing models, and Software Assurance (SA) migrations for customers with active Software Assurance.

Microsoft Office 2010 Product Snapshot

Microsoft Office 2010 provides a wide range of powerful new ways for people to do their best work from anywhere—whether they are using a PC, Smartphone, or Web browser.* To provide customers with more flexibility to best meet their unique needs, Microsoft offers a variety of Microsoft Office 2010 suites.

The Microsoft Office 2010 suites available through Volume Licensing include:

  • Microsoft® Office Standard 2010
  • Microsoft® Office Professional Plus 2010

Microsoft Office 2010 suites available through Retail and / or OEM:

  • Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 (OEM only offering)
  • Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2010
  • Microsoft® Office Home and Business 2010
  • Microsoft® Office Professional 2010
  • Microsoft® Office Professional Academic 2010

With the release of Office 2010, retail and reseller customers have two ways to purchase and activate an Office suite on new PCs pre-loaded with the Office image. In addition to the traditional disc product, consumers may choose the new Office 2010 Product Key Card. The Product Key Card and traditional disc are both available for Office Home and Student 2010, Office Home and Business 2010, Office Professional 2010 and Office Professional Academic 2010 (Academic is available through Authorized Academic Resellers only).

Office 2010 in Microsoft Volume Licensing

For Microsoft Volume Licensing customers, Office 2010 provides more business value in each product offering plus new, innovative integrated Microsoft Office Web App capabilities*. Software Assurance customers benefit from an efficient migration path to Office 2010 and can take advantage of training, deployment planning, and technical support benefits to get the most out of the software.

*An appropriate device, Internet connection, and supported Internet Explorer®, Firefox, or Safari browser are required. Some mobile functionality requires Office Mobile 2010 which is not included in Office 2010 applications, suites, or Web Apps. There are some differences between the features of the Office Web Apps, Office Mobile 2010 and the Office 2010 applications.

From the Table of Contents:

  • Summary 4
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Product Snapshot 4
  • Office 2010 in Microsoft Volume Licensing 4
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Volume Licensing Offerings 5
  • Software Assurance Migration 7
  • Office Web Apps in Office 2010 7
  • Licensing of Office Web Apps 7
  • Key Dependencies 7
  • Office 2010: Enhanced Business Productivity through Server Integration 8
  • Enterprise Search 10
  • Volume Licensing Programs and Activation 11
  • Software Assurance Benefits for Microsoft Office 12
  • Enrollment of OEM Office 2010 Licenses into Volume Licensing 12
  • Volume Activation Benefits 13
  • Office 2010: Key Takeaways 14
  • Frequently Asked Questions 15
  • Appendix 17
  • Microsoft Office Licensing Glossary 17
  • For More Information 18

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