Microsoft Office 2010 Licensing Pricing
Microsoft Office 2010 Licensing
Microsoft Word 2010 offers the best of all worlds: enhanced features to create professional-quality documents, easier ways to work together with people, and almost-anywhere access to your files.
Designed to give you the finest document-formatting tools, Word 2010 helps you organize and write your documents more efficiently. In addition, you can save documents online and access, edit, and share them from almost any Web browser.1 Your documents stay within reach so you can capture your best ideas whenever and wherever they occur.
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 gives you more ways to create and share dynamic presentations with your audience than ever before.
Exciting new audio and visual capabilities help you tell a crisp, cinematic story that’s as easy to create as it is powerful to watch. With new and improved tools for video and photo editing, dramatic new transitions, and realistic animation, you can add polish to presentations that will captivate your audience.
In addition, PowerPoint 2010 enables you to work simultaneously with other people or post your presentation online and access it from virtually anywhere using the Web or your smartphone.
Microsoft Outlook offers premium business and personal e-mail management tools to more than 500 million users worldwide. With the release of Outlook 2010, you get a richer set of experiences to meet your communication needs at work, home, and school. From a redesigned look to advanced e-mail organization, search, communication, and social networking features, Outlook 2010 provides you with a world-class experience to stay productive and in touch with your personal and business networks. Want information on Outlook 2010 with customer and contact management features? Please see Top 10 benefits of Outlook 2010 with Business Contact Manager.
Microsoft Excel 2010 makes it possible to analyze, manage, and share information in more ways than ever before, helping you make better, smarter decisions. New data analysis and visualization tools help you track and highlight important data trends. Easily upload your files to the Web and work simultaneously with others online. Access your important data on the go from almost any Web browser.
Whether you’re producing financial reports or managing personal expenses, Excel 2010 gives you more efficiency and flexibility to accomplish your goals.
Microsoft OneNote 2010 gives you the ultimate place to store and share your information in a single, easy-to-access location. Capture text, images, video and audio notes with OneNote 2010 to keep your thoughts, ideas, and important information readily available. By sharing your notebooks, you can simultaneously take and edit notes with other people on your network, or just keep everyone easily in sync and up-to-date.
You can also take OneNote 2010 on the road with you by posting your notebooks online and accessing them from virtually anywhere using the Web or a smartphone.
Microsoft Access 2010 is all about simplicity. Access 2010 empowers you to make the most of your information—even if you’re not a database expert. And, through newly added Web databases, it amplifies the power of your data, making it easier to track, report, and share with others. Your data will never be further away than your closest Web browser.1
Microsoft Publisher 2010 helps you create, personalize, and share a wide range of professional-quality publications and marketing materials. With Publisher 2010, you can easily communicate your message in a variety of publication types, saving you time and money. Whether you’re creating brochures, newsletters, postcards, greeting cards, or e-mail newsletters, you can deliver quality results without needing graphic design experience. Get the job done right the first time with Publisher 2010.
Microsoft InfoPath 2010, a forms-creation and data-gathering tool that helps organizations streamline business processes. InfoPath 2010 is designed for both advanced business users and developers, depending on the type of forms-based solution an organization needs. Without writing code, advanced business users can use InfoPath 2010 to design sophisticated electronic forms to quickly and cost-effectively gather information. Developers can create advanced forms for departmental and enterprise business processes, including composite applications and workflow sequences, with InfoPath 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, and SharePoint Designer 2010—using little or no code.
Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010, the new name for Microsoft Office Groove, expands the boundaries of collaboration by allowing fast, anytime, anywhere access to your Microsoft SharePoint team sites. Synchronize SharePoint Server 2010 document libraries with SharePoint Workspace so you can access, view and edit files anytime and anywhere from your computer. Lists such as Discussion, Tasks, and custom lists are supported as well. You can even synchronize Business Connectivity Services lists so access to your backend systems is easy and painless. SharePoint Workspace 2010 ushers in an entirely new way of working with your SharePoint team sites.
Instant messaging at work will be a snap for you with Microsoft Office 2010, and so will all the related functions of your Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 application. That’s because Office Communicator 2007 R2 is tightly integrated into Outlook 2010, and works seamlessly with the familiar Office applications that users employ daily.
By using Office Communicator 2007 R2, you can simultaneously experience multiple modes of communication, including instant messaging, video conferencing, telephony, application sharing, and file transfer.
Microsoft Lync 2010
Be more productive by communicating and collaborating easily with others in different locations.
Microsoft Office 2010
For organizations looking to get the most out of their software investment, Microsoft Office 2010 offers more business value with simplified licensing options. Use the interactive "Buyer's Guide" to find licensing-related information about use rights, upgrades, fulfillment and product activation. See "What's New" with Office 2010 and its licensing. Learn "How to Buy" and get answers to "FAQs" about licensing Office 2010.
Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook with Business Contact Manager
OneNote Publisher Access InfoPath SharePoint Workspace
Office 2010 suites available under Microsoft Volume Licensing
For organizations looking to get the most out of their Volume Licensing agreements, Microsoft Office 2010 licensing offers more business value in each product offering with new, innovative, integrated Office Web Apps, and simplified licensing options and activation processes.
Two Microsoft Office 2010 suites are available in Volume Licensing: Office Professional Plus 2010 and Office Standard 2010.
Office Professional Plus 2010 includes Microsoft OneNote 2010 and SharePoint Workspace 2010 (formerly known as Groove). SharePoint Workspace becomes the offline client for SharePoint, allowing end-users the ability to access documents posted on SharePoint even when they are offline.
Licensing Office Web Apps
Office Web Apps are licensed as part of the Office Professional Plus 2010 and Office Standard 2010 licenses. Office Web Apps are convenient online companions to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote that offer you an easy way to access, view, and edit documents directly from your Web browser. They extend the familiar Office experience to the browser. Office Web Apps include Word Web App, Excel Web App, PowerPoint Web App, and OneNote Web App.
Office Professional Plus 2010 and Office Standard 2010 include rights to Office Web Apps independent of whether an organization has active Software Assurance or not. Customers who have active Software Assurance and Office 2007 have rights to Office 2010 and, as a result, access to Office Web Apps.
While Office Web Apps are licensed as part of Office Professional Plus 2010 and Office Standard 2010, they must be hosted on premise by installing the bits on SharePoint Foundation Server 2010 or SharePoint Server 2010.
Benefits of licensing Office 2010 along with Office system servers
With Office 2010, the ease of a familiar Office user interface supports rich, back-end server capabilities. The following table shows how different business capabilities are delivered to end-users through a combination of Office 2010 and the corresponding servers.
Office 2010 with Microsoft Software Assurance
We recommend that you purchase Software Assurance for your Office 2010 licenses in order to keep updated on the latest software versions and to take advantage of the many additional benefits of the Microsoft Software Assurance program.
If you have licensed Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007, Office Professional Plus 2007, or Office Small Business Edition 2007 and have Software Assurance which was active at the time Office 2010 released, you have rights to Office Professional Plus 2010.
If you are licensed for Office Standard 2007 with Software Assurance which was active at the time of the Office 2010 release, you have rights to Office Standard 2010.
Microsoft Software Assurance now includes a new benefit enabling roaming-use rights for Office, Visio, and Project. Roaming-use rights allow more flexibility for users and offer more value for organizations with active Software Assurance. For customers operating virtual environments, the licensed user of an Office device can access a virtual Office image from outside the organization’s firewall from any device not controlled by the customer organization.
As mobility becomes increasingly important, Software Assurance is continuing to evolve by supporting customers with roaming-use rights.
Microsoft Volume Licensing programs
Microsoft offers Volume Licensing programs to help reduce administrative overhead and software management costs for your organization, while enabling product licensing on an ongoing basis at considerable discounts.
Microsoft Volume Licensing programs
Enterprise Agreement (EA)
Microsoft Enterprise Agreement is a Volume Licensing program for large organizations with 250 or more PCs. The program provides a simple, flexible, and affordable way to buy the latest Microsoft software products. The Enterprise Agreement helps your business standardize IT across the enterprise, simplifies license management, and provides benefits to help ensure that your organization maintains a competitive advantage and increases employee productivity.
Enterprise Subscription Agreement (EAS)
Microsoft Enterprise Subscription Agreement is a Volume Licensing program for large organizations with 250 or more PCs. With Enterprise Subscription agreement, your organization can subscribe to, rather than purchase, Microsoft software licenses. As an Enterprise Subscription Agreement customer, you can standardize your enterprise by licensing Microsoft enterprise products at volume pricing based on a three-year agreement term.
Select Plus License
Microsoft Select Plus is a Volume Licensing program for midsize and large organizations with 250 or more PCs. This is an excellent option for customers that who want to make transactional license purchases. It offers automatic price savings based on purchase volume across an organization, improved asset management, and the ability to manage your software assets and services at the organization, affiliate, or department level.
Microsoft Open License is a Volume Licensing program for small to midsize organizations with fewer than 250 PCs. The program provides a simple, flexible, and cost-effective way to buy the latest Microsoft technology to meet your organization's needs and procurement procedures.
The type of license (perpetual or non-perpetual), the type of relationship you want to have with Microsoft (committed or transactional), and the number of software licenses that you need will determine the Volume Licensing program that is right for you.
Enterprise Agreements can greatly simplify planning and management for organizations with more than 250 PCs that want to enter into a committed agreement with Microsoft, while organizations with fewer than five users or devices connecting to a Windows Server may find purchasing licenses in Open, Open Value, OEM, or even Retail to be a better option.