A trial copy of Office 2010 is available for download.
- Evaluation Center: Download Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
- Evaluation is for 60 days.
- Trial product must be uninstalled prior to installing RTM.
- Evaluation Version Release Notes.
The Office 2010 user guides are a good source for learning the product’s various abilities.
- Microsoft Download Center: Office 2010- Product Guides
We manage our client’s Microsoft Office deployments using Group Policy. To do so, we need to create and link a custom GPO and import the respective templates into that GPO.
- Microsoft Download Center: Office 2010 Administrative Templates and OCT
Since there are now two architecture based versions of Office, one for x86 (32bit) and amd64/x64 (64bit), we need to be mindful of any caveats to running the newly created 64bit version.
- Microsoft Download Center: 64-bit Client Installation of Office 2010
- MSDN: What is the difference between the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Office 2010?
And finally, Microsoft has simplified the number of versions of Office down to three.
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