MS Office 2010 has reached the RTM stage, which is the stage where the product is all set for release. This will mark the end of development for the most popular Microsoft Office software. After being released, the software will be distributed to the manufactures, which would be further followed by the retailers, businesses, and customers.
Generally, when a software reaches the RTM stage, and then it is fully geared up for mass distribution. The Microsoft’s manufacturing partners and other product makers will be getting the software initially, which would be followed by businesses and then it would be distributed to regular customers. The product downloads for the original and licensed products will start from April 27th, whereas the regular customers will see the Microsoft Office 2010 in the market by the start of June.
MS office 2010 had the largest beta tests, and this is the same approach, which Microsoft adopted before introducing Windows7 into the market. This is a tactic that seems to pay off for the technology gigantic.
The ‘ready to release’ stage is the final milestone while engineering the product before release, and according to Microsoft, the engineers have poured their soul and heart into it to reach the milestones. Microsoft is reemphasizing its sincere gratitude and appreciation to more than 5000 partners and organizations that have been working with them on the rapid development and testing method of the products.
Since November 2009, 7.5 million people till now have downloaded the beta version of Microsoft Office 2010, which is thrice more than the number of downloads being done for the beta version of Microsoft office 2007.