TechNet has Office 2010

Despite what the Microsoft web site says, TechNet packs has Office 2010 and then some.

TechNet is a great program for IT Professionals that provides a wide range of Microsoft products for evaluation purposes, but if you check their web site it seems that Office 2010 isn’t included!

A few readers have asked after checking the Excel list of products provided on this page (see the ‘comparison sheet’). That list only shows Office 2007, Office 2003 and Office XP.

However actual TechNet subscribers confirm that Office 2010 is supplied – it’s just the web site list that hasn’t been updated.

With the TechNet Standard subscription (US$199) you get, among many things:

  • Office 2010 Standard (10 licenses)
  • Office 2010 Professional Plus (10 licenses)
  • A single Office 2010 license for use on a Terminal Server.
  • 10 separate licenses for some Office components, such as Access, InfoPath, OneNote, Visio and Project.

There are also licenses for Office 2007, Office 2003 and Office XP and similar bundle of Windows licenses included too – for Windows 7, Vista and XP. These are very handy for heavy virtual machine testers.

TechNet is just one of the ways you can save buying Office 2010 – many more are detailed in Office 2010: the real startup guide.