When buying Office 2010 for a corporation, you are likely to benefit from purchasing via a volume licensing agreement. Smaller organizations can purchase under an Open License or Open Value agreement with a minimum of five licenses. Larger organizations can purchase under Select or Enterprise agreements, which typically require a much larger investment of about 250 licenses.
Two editions of Office 2010 will be released via volume licensing.
Office Standard 2010 includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and Publisher.
Office Professional Plus 2010 includes those applications included in Office 2010 Standard plus Access, InfoPath, Communicator, SharePoint Workspace and advanced server integration features.
In addition to the base products included in each edition, Office 2010 volume licenses also include access to Microsoft Office Web Apps – an online set of Office tools such as Word and Excel – much like Google’s Docs offering.
Office Standard is available for the following volume license programs:
- Select Plus
- Open Value (non-companywide)
- Open Value Subscription (non-companywide)
Office Professional Plus is available for the following volume license programs:
- Enterprise Agreement
- Enterprise Subscription Agreement
- Select Plus
- Open Value (companywide)
- Open Value Subscription (companywide)
Pricing will vary greatly depending on which program you choose, but to give you a picture of the cost, below are a few examples for smaller organizations:
- Open License Only – Standard Edition - $373 (minimum five licenses required)
- Open License Only – Professional Plus Edition - $508 (minimum five licenses required)
- Open License + Software Assurance - Standard Edition - $588 (minimum five licenses required)
- Open License + Software Assurance – Professional Plus Edition - $765 (minimum five licenses required)