Microsoft Office 2010

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Microsoft Office 2010

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Basic data

developer Microsoft Corporation
Publishing year 2010
Current  version 14.0.7252.5000
( June 9, 2020 )
operating system Microsoft Windows from XP
Microsoft Windows Server from 2003 (software version),
web browser (Internet version) (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote reduced)
category Office package
License End User License Agreement
German speaking Yes
Others Development and end of support probably on October 13, 2020Template: Infobox software / maintenance / other

Microsoft Office 2010 (code name: Office 14 ) is an Office suite from Microsoft from the Microsoft Office series. Office 2010 is the successor to Microsoft Office 2007 and includes enhanced file compatibility and user interface updates. Office 2010 is compatible with Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista , Windows 7 , Windows 8, and Windows 10 . With the introduction of Office 2010, a 64-bit version of Microsoft Office is available for the first time , which can be installed on 64-bit versions of the Windows systems mentioned. A public beta was released in November 2009. Microsoft Office 2010 is the successor to Microsoft Office 2013 .

Mainstream support ended on October 13, 2015. B. with security updates is expected to end on October 13, 2020.

History and Development

Development began in 2006 while Microsoft was finishing up Office 12 and releasing it as Microsoft Office 2007. The version number 13 was omitted because of the aversion to the number 13 . It was speculated that Microsoft would release the successor to Office 2007 in 2009, but Steve Ballmer had officially announced that Office 2010 would be released in 2010. With the Microsoft Office 2010 Technology Guarantee, Office 2007 buyers receive a free upgrade license to Microsoft Office 2010 if they purchased Office 2007 between March 5 and September 30, 2010.

In addition, online versions of Microsoft Office, the so-called Office Web Apps, are made available free of charge. They can be called up via the browsers Internet Explorer , Mozilla Firefox , Google Chrome and Apple Safari , now also Opera (from version 10.60). The Microsoft Office Web Apps were released on June 7, 2010 and contain reduced versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. A Microsoft account is required to use it.

Office Starter 2010 was initially only preinstalled on new PCs and delivered free of charge. Since November 24, 2011 it has also been possible to download and install Office Starter 2010 free of charge. However, the installation was only possible on computers with Windows Vista or Windows 7 . It should replace Works with it. Office Starter 2010 contained reduced versions of Excel and Word, in which advertisements were displayed. In June 2012, Office Starter 2010 was finally discontinued in favor of the Office Web Apps, which also ended the free download option.

A Technical Preview version was tested internally at Microsoft on July 12, 2009, via the Microsoft Connect program and via selected companies. On November 18, 2009, the beta was made available to the public. Office 2010 Beta was a free, fully functional version. It expired on October 31, 2010.

On April 15, 2010, the final version ("Release to Manufacturing", RTM) was made available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers. Office 2010 has been available to corporate customers through the volume licensing programs since May 12, 2010. It has been available from specialist retailers as a boxed version since June 15, 2010. Microsoft released Office 2010 Service Pack 1 on June 28, 2011 . Service Pack 2 followed on July 21, 2013. Microsoft will end Extended Support (ie delivery of security updates) for Service Pack 2 on October 13, 2020.


Edition starter Home and Student Home and Business default University professional Professional Plus Office Web Apps (Web)
Word Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Excel Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PowerPoint No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
OneNote No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Outlook No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Publisher No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Access No No No No Yes Yes Yes No
InfoPath No No No No No No Yes No
SharePoint workspace No No No No No No Yes No
Lync No No No No No No Yes No
  1. a b Reduced version with advertising ( adware )
  2. a b Only available as a volume license
  3. Only for beneficiaries such as students and teachers at universities or vocational academies.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Update history for Office 2010 Click-to-Run products . (accessed on July 10, 2020).
  2. a b Microsoft Support Lifecycle - Office 2010 . Microsoft . Retrieved February 8, 2020.
  3. Paul Thurrott: Microsoft Office "14" FAQ. In: IT Pro. October 6, 2010, accessed August 7, 2018 .
  4. Steffen Krause: Further information on the Office 2010 technology guarantee. In: Microsoft TechNet . March 9, 2010, accessed on August 7, 2018 (German).
  5. Christian Kahle: Microsoft is now making Office Web Apps accessible. In: Microsoft TechNet . June 8, 2010, accessed on August 7, 2018 (German).
  6. Taimur Asad: Download Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview. In: July 14, 2010, accessed August 7, 2018 .
  7. Office 2010 Reaches RTM! In: Microsoft TechNet . April 14, 2010, accessed August 7, 2018 .
  8. Office 2010 Product Lifecycle. In: Microsoft . Accessed February 8, 2020 (German).
  9. Office 2010 versions. In: Microsoft . Retrieved on August 7, 2018 (German).
  10. Introduction to Office Starter 2010. In: Microsoft . Retrieved on August 7, 2018 (German).