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Comparing Office 2010 Different Editions

If you are trying to figure out which version of Microsoft Office 2010 to purchase look no further.  Simply find the products you need and match them with the top column!

Programs, products, and features Home and Student Home and Business                 Standard                 Professional                 Professional Plus                 Professional Academic
Licensing Retail Retail Volume Retail Volume Retail with valid “@__.edu”
Microsoft Excel 2010 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft OneNote 2010 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
                Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
                Microsoft Word 2010 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
                Microsoft Outlook 2010 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
                Microsoft Publisher 2010 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
                Microsoft Access 2010 No No No Yes Yes Yes
                Microsoft Lync 2010 No No No No Yes No
                Microsoft InfoPath 2010 No No No No Yes No
                Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 No No No No Yes No

Office 2010

Microsoft confirmed that they will be releasing Office 2010 in June of 2010.  It is codenamed Office 14.  This will be their first version to support 64-bit processors.  So you will not have the 4GB memory limit in your future Office suites if you go with the x64 version.  32-bit users not worry there will be two versions.  Another new feature of Office 2010 is a web based version.  It is said Microsoft will also offer a free web based version with ads.