Office 2010 RTM now available from MSDN and TechNet

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  1. Chubb

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  2. doktornotor

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    Heh, only a couple days of delay compared to torrents. :D
     
  3. pratzert

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    How are they handling the Keys and activatinos now-a-days form the Technet/MSDN subscribers?

    Last time I D/L something on TechNet, you got ONE key that was good for TEN activations and you could get more keys if necessary ( each for 10 more activations ).

    But I read that they are now giving you TEN keys each one only good for ONE activation.

    Is that correct ?

    Thanks
     
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    That is the case now
     
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    Thanks for the info.....
     
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    no each key is good for 10 activations...i have used the 1 key now on 3 systems and its activates fine they know technet people format all the time etc they will not lock each key to only one time uses

    anyone use the 64 bit version yet. so far ive only used the 32 one due to not wanting issues on the systems i have it on...
     
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    So are they givng you one key at a time or all ten keys for 100 activations ?
     
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    from what i was told you will in the end get 10 keys. each key can be re-activated up to 10 times.
     
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    "..
    When a Microsoft product requires activation (such as Windows Vista), the product keys provided with your subscription allow a limited number of activations. The product keys available through your subscription can have one or more activations per product key. Multiple Activation Keys for older products typically are 10 activation keys.
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    sounds like it depends on the key. And only some keys are Multiple activation keys
     
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    i have now used the same key on 5 systems. so yes EACH key is good for 10 activations from technet or msdn. right now you only get one but april 30th everyone will get 9 more for a total of ten keys each good for 10 activations. so 100 systems total
     
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    thanks
    but in the homepage i can download only the beta version
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/FX102855291033.aspx
     
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    They will give you the first key and if you want more, you can click on the "Get another key" button to generate more keys online. There is a counter beside which shows how many keys have been generated out of the available ten.
     
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    Thanks for the info.....

    I've D/L the latest Office 2010 but never went back to get my key(s) yet.
     
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    office 2010 is working good for me, im liking it so far.
     
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    until april 30th everyone only gets ONE key. just fyi for those wondering where the 10 are...
     
  17. mantra

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    home free ? and multilanguage

    thanks

    may i ask 2 questions?

    is the home version free?

    and is there a version like w7 ultimate that can download language pack? in short have office in 2 languages?


    best regards
     
  18. doktornotor

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    1/ No, there's no free version of MS Office 2010 :D
    2/ MUI packs are coming later; for now, you can have proofing tools kit (spellchecking, grammar etc.) only.
    3/ For now, you can have Microsoft Office Screen Tip Language for selected languages, but that's more like aimed at technical support than daily use.
     
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    thanks
    microsoft did publish in the past an article about a free version with word and exel with advertising, if i remember correctly
     
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    I know only of the Microsoft Office Technicians Blue Edition, (full, updatable and free). I have the 2007 ed. installed on a dedicated snapshot, ocasionaly using it when needed, but always prefer OpenOffice. I think that the 2010 version is already downloadable in "gray market". Theoriticaly, you should have to be a kinda microsoft employee, or have a relative there... Simply an option to think about, nothing more. :ninja:
     
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    Meh... in fact, no such thing exists. It's a warez release with volume corporate activation (preactivated). If you download MGADiag.exe, it's gonna fail the "genuine" validation unless you've pointed the respective validation server to 127.0.0.1. Will Microsoft Update let you download hotfixes/SPs for it? Well yes, it will... however, there's never been any such thing like the mysterious "blue edition" produced by MS.
     
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    Thanks for lighting my bulb doktornotor (or should I say for bulbing my light). I was thinking that blue edition was for real and was finding it kinda amusing to circonvent microsoft this way, I mean "semi-genuinely".
    At least it was working perfect (or seem to me...), even if I use it very seldomly.
     
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    Are the TechNet activations and keys still good after your subscription expires?
     
  24. Chubb

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    Yes, the keys are still valid and good for life.
     
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    Wrong. Office 2010 Starter will be free (ad-supported).
     
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