Today Office 2010 finally went on sale for the general public and along with that Microsoft decided to release the download figures it had for its Beta test. According to their figures, the Office 2010 beta was even bigger than the Windows 7 beta. Office 2010 beta was downloaded over 9 million times since it’s launch in early November. By comparison, the Windows 7 Beta campaign was downloaded over 8 million times.
Much like Windows 7, the Office 2010 beta had a good reception, and I’m sure the guys from Redmond are hoping that this will translate into strong sales as just as Windows 7 did. But in an increasingly competitive market, I wonder can they be as successful as previous editions.
“Following the great response to the Office 2010 beta and the success of Windows 7, we predict this will be the biggest consumer release of Office, ever,”
Stephen Elop, president, Microsoft Business Division, said.
So I wonder if Office 2010 will be the raging success that Windows 7 was, and is. To date Microsoft have sold well in excess of 100 million copies of Windows 7 in the 6 months it’s been available.
Office 2010 is certainly one of Microsoft’s main products, and they are hoping that it will be a big earner for them. And so far, according to a survey carried out on Office 2010 testers, the outlook is bright. 75% of early adopters revealed that they would purchase Office 2010 once it became available and 90% of the Beta users revealed that Office 2010 was superior to its predecessor, Office 2007.
Have you grabbed your copy of Office 2010 yet? Will you?
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