Microsoft Office 2010 RTM Available via MSDN for Download [groovyDownload]

As , Microsoft made available Office 2010 Professional Plus for download for all MSDN subscribers yesterday.  If you have a subscription, you can grab either the x64 (64-bit) or x86 (32-bit) which are both around the same size (700 megs.)

As I installed my copy last night, I quickly discovered you would need to uninstall the if you happen to have it installed.  Just something to keep in mind.  Over the next few days as I play with the RTM version, I’ll be sure to mention anything new I find VS. the free beta.


For those of you curious about what’s in Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010, it’s pretty much the Ultimate version of the previous version of Office.  Here’s the breakdown for what’s bundled with it:

  • Microsoft Word 2010
  • Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010 w/Business Contact Manager
  • Microsoft OneNote 2010
  • Microsoft InfoPath 2010
  • Microsoft Access 2010
  • Microsoft Publisher 2010
  • Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 (Previously known as Groove – aka “Ozzy’s baby”)
  • Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 (TBD)


Should be fun playing with each of them!



  1. Jonty Collins

    April 27, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    How do you get Business Contact Manager to install – I dont see it as part of the application install and the download files for BCM stand alone are still BETA

    • MrGroove

      April 27, 2010 at 10:42 pm


      Looking on the MSDN site all I see is Business Contact Manager 2010 BETA. Same as here:

      I’m at home now but when I get to work I’ll look at the box I installed Office 2010 on and see if it’s bundled somewhere….. I’m guessing it’s not actually bundled inside Office Pro Plus 2010 yet… I don’t remember seeing it when I installed it now that I think about it.

      Anyone else?

  2. ShockerSH

    April 28, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Downloaded it the first day it was out. So far I don’t really see ANY difference. I guess that’s a good thing for the Beta code. ;)

  3. Tammy Moore

    July 7, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    I seem to be stuck in the uninstall of the beta. I uninstalled it using the Control Panels program tool. It said that the beta uninstalled successfully, but my RTM gives me a message that it will not install until the beta is gone. It looks like it is all taken care of by browsing the programs panel. What will I need to do to get rid of the beta so I get on with the fun of my official version. At the moment, I don’t even have my beta version to play with :(

    Help! I want to play too.

    • Jonty Collins

      July 7, 2010 at 10:37 pm

      You will probably need to clean up the registry a bit – have a look at this KB article from MS for Manually removing Office 2007 – you will probably need to do something similar. The references to 12.0 will need to be changed to 14.0 as Office 2010 is version 14. I have not tried this but I would give it a shot if I was you – or search for something similar for 2010 – Good Luck!

      • Tammy Moore

        July 8, 2010 at 4:14 am

        Thanks for the reply Jonty. I did figure it out; though, it was so late last night that I was too bleary eyed to play after I had it on. lol

        The key was two fold. One, my beta had quite working last week. I figured that it must just have been the end of the beta window, so I ordered the official version. The message last week had something to do with click-to-run. In exploring why I couldn’t get my official version to work, I noticed that the beta should have stayed active until October. Others with the same message about getting rid of the beta first found that it went smoothly after getting rid of Outlook Hotmail Connector which someone had noticed going on with their beta version. I looked and though I didn’t have that program I did spy ‘Microsoft Click-to-Run 2010 (beta)’. I reasoned that if it was a program remnant for them maybe it was the same for me and that was what the beta was complaining about last week – plus, plain as day right in the name was 2010 beta. I uninstalled it, restarted my system yet again, and tried the OneNote 2010 official version install. It went on without a hitch this time.

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