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Release and support

Office Professional 2010 was released in July 2010, and Office Professional 2010 Service Pack 1 support ended in October 2014. You can find more release and support details in the Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy.

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What's new in Office 365

Office 365 has all the Office features you know and love in Office Professional 2010, plus enhancements and new features available only in Office 365.
 
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Create

Create your best work with completely reinvented design, research, and proofing tools – using keyboard and mouse or touch and digital pen.

Collaborate

Collaborate how you want and manage changes in shared documents whether you’re working offline, online, or simultaneously with others.
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Move

Work seamlessly anywhere with your favorite Office apps and pick up where you left off on any device.

What’s the difference between Office Professional 2010 and Office 365 plans

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Upgrade from Word 2010

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Word features

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Office 365 features
Word 2010 features

Feature Real-time editing

As you collaborate on documents, you can see where others are working and view changes as they are made.
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Feature Easy reading

Use Read mode to get a clean, comfortable reading experience on screens of all sizes.
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Feature PDF conversion

Use PDF Reflow to convert PDF documents into great-looking Word documents.
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Feature Better with Windows 10

Try out the Office mobile apps and get more done on the go. Create, edit, and share your work anywhere, anytime, across all your Windows 10 devices.
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Upgrade from Excel 2010

Features comparison of Office 365 and Excel 2010

Excel features

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Excel 2010 features

Feature Quick and easy forecasting

Create forecast charts based on historical data and predict future trends with just a simple click.
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Feature New functions for simpler formulas

Use new functions like IFS, MAXIFS, MINIFS, and SWITCH to avoid nested IF functions in your formulas.
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Feature More email options

Send a document as an attachment or as a PDF from the Share pane without having to leave your worksheet.
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Features comparison of Office 365 and PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint features

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PowerPoint 2010 features

Feature Customized design suggestions

PowerPoint Designer learns your preferences as you work. It recommends design options tailored to you and helps you create customized, high-quality presentations that maximize the visual impact of your content.
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Feature Real-time presence

As you collaborate with others on a presentation, see not only who is working, but also what slide each person is working on.
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Feature Black theme

Use the new Black theme to get the highest level of contrast while working in all your Office applications.
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Feature Co-authoring

Collaborate with others in real time and edit presentations simultaneously using any device.
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Feature Easy slide animations

Use Morph to create seamless transitions between slides and bring motion to your presentations to more effectively convey concepts and information.
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Upgrade from OneNote 2010

Features comparison of Office 365 and OneNote 2010

OneNote features

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OneNote 2010 features

Feature Shared notebooks

Organize your project information in notebooks, and share them with others to provide a convenient central location to work together.
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Feature OneNote on your tablet

Take full advantage of Windows 8 and Windows 10 touch features and turn your tablet into a powerful note-taking machine.
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Feature Online videos in notebooks

Liven up your notes by adding online videos and bringing interactivity to your content.
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Upgrade from Outlook 2010

Features comparison of Office 365 and Outlook 2010

Outlook features

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Outlook 2010 features

FeatureStreamlined attachments

Attach documents from your recent items and send them to email recipients from OneDrive or SharePoint.
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FeatureEmail inbox triage

As you use Outlook, it learns how you prioritize your mail and helps by putting low priority messages into a separate folder.
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FeatureFinding email made easier

Ever searched for mail from someone with the same name as another frequent email contact? With photos next to contact names, it’s now easier to pick the right person from the suggested contact list.
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Upgrade from Publisher 2010

Features comparison of Office 365 and Publisher 2010

Publisher features

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Publisher 2010 features

Feature Working with images

Search for pictures all in one place, whether they’re on your computer or on the web.
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Feature Custom picture backgrounds

Create vibrant backgrounds for your publication pages using your photos and other images.
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Office Professional 2010 resources

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Download and install Office Professional 2010 using a product key.

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Frequently asked questions

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Office Professional 2010 suites include applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; they are available as a one-time purchase for use on a single PC.

Office 365 plans include these applications plus other services that are enabled over the Internet, including online storage with OneDrive and Skype minutes for home use. With Office 365 you get the full, installed Office experience on PCs, Macs, tablets (including iPad® and Android™ tablet) and phones. Office 365 plans are available as a monthly or annual subscription. Learn more.

The current version of Office supports PCs running Windows 7 or later and Macs running Mac OS X 10.10 or later for Office 2016 for Mac. For more information, including requirements for iPad® and Android™ tablets, view full system requirements.

You don’t need to be connected to the Internet to use Office applications, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, because the applications are fully installed on your computer.

However, Internet access is required to install and activate all the latest releases of Office suites and all Office 365 subscription plans. For Office 365 plans, Internet access is also needed to manage your subscription account, for example to install Office on other PCs or to change billing options. Internet access is also required to access documents stored on OneDrive, unless you install the OneDrive desktop app.

You should also connect to the Internet regularly to keep your version of Office up to date and benefit from automatic upgrades. If you don’t connect to the Internet at least every 39 days, your applications will go into reduced functionality mode, which means that you can view or print your documents but cannot edit the documents or create new ones. To reactivate your Office applications, reconnect to the Internet.

Yes. Documents that you have created belong fully to you. You can choose to store them online on OneDrive or locally on your PC or Mac.

If you cancel your subscription or it expires, you can still access and download all your files by signing in to OneDrive directly using the Microsoft account you used to set up Office 365. You do lose the additional storage that comes with your subscription, so you must save your files elsewhere or buy more OneDrive storage if your OneDrive account exceeds the free storage quota.

If you purchase an auto-renew subscription, your subscription starts when you complete your purchase. You can purchase auto-renew subscriptions from Office365.com, MicrosoftStore.com, iTunes®, and some other retailers. If you purchase a pre-paid subscription, your subscription starts when you activate your subscription and land on your My Account page. You can purchase pre-paid subscriptions from a retailer or reseller, or a Microsoft support agent.

If you have an active Office 365 Home subscription, you can share it with up to four members of your household. Each household member you share your subscription with can use any of your available installs on their PCs, Macs, iPads, Android tablets, Windows tablets, iPhones®, or Android phones, get an additional 1 TB of OneDrive storage, and manage their own installs from www.office.com/myaccount.

To add someone to your subscription, visit www.office.com/myaccount and follow the onscreen instructions to add a user. Each person you add will receive an email with the steps they need to follow. Once they have accepted and completed the steps, their information, including the installs they are using, will appear on your My Account page. You can stop sharing your subscription with someone or remove a device they are using at www.office.com/myaccount.

“the cloud” is a friendly way of describing web-based computing services that are hosted outside of your home or organization. When you use cloud-based services, your IT infrastructure resides off your property (off-premises), and is maintained by a third party (hosted), instead of residing on a server at your home or business (on-premises) that you maintain. With Office 365, for example, information storage, computation, and software are located and managed remotely on servers owned by Microsoft. Many services you use every day are a part of the cloud—everything from web-based email to mobile banking and online photo storage. Because this infrastructure is located online or “in the cloud,” you can access it virtually anywhere, from a PC, tablet, smartphone, or other device with an Internet connection.

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