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Businesses will be able to purchase the full version of Office 2010 May 12, roughly a month before consumers get their hands on Microsoft’s next-version productivity suite.

“For businesses, we will launch the 2010 set of products, including Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010, and Project 2010 worldwide on May 12,” Jevon Fark, senior marketing manager for Microsoft Office, wrote in a March 4 posting on the Microsoft Office 2010 Engineering blog. “For consumers, Office 2010 will be available online and on retail shelves this June. Until then, you can get the Office 2010 beta.”

Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010 and Project 2010 are all, according to Fark, on schedule to be released to manufacturing (RTM) in April.

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