After inadvertently revealing the date on its website, Microsoft on Tuesday confirmed that it plans to ship the final version of its Office 2010 productivity suite in June 2010. The suite and corresponding server, mobile, and web-based Office 2010 solutions are currently available to the public in beta form, and Microsoft previously said it planned to deliver the final version by the end of the first half of 2010.
"We are confirming that we expect Office 2010 and related products to be generally available in June 2010," a Microsoft spokesman said Tuesday. Some of those related products include standalone versions of each Office application, a new version of Office Mobile for Windows Mobile devices, the Office Web Applications, and SharePoint 2010.
Microsoft first delivered a limited-release technical preview of the Office 2010 productivity suite last July and then an even more limited-release version of the Office Web Applications the next month. With the beta release, however, virtually every Office 2010 component is available in prerelease form to the public. If you're interested in trying out the Office 2010 Beta, please visit the Microsoft website.