Microsoft Office 2010 Technology Guarantee is a program offered by Microsoft which allows consumers to buy Office 2007 today, and get Office 2010 for free at no additional cost, where the details have been leaked and published on My Digital Life early February.

According to Microsoft Office 2010 Engineering blog, under Office 2010 Technology Guarantee offer, consumers who fulfill the following the following requirements are eligible to download Office 2010 for free at no additional cost when Office 2010 is released officially:

  • Purchase Office 2007 (with or without new PC), and activate it between March 5, 2010 and September 30, 2010.

Free Upgrade to Office 2010

For people who wants to take advantage of the Office 2010 Technology Guarantee free upgrade offer, here’s what he or she should do:

  1. Purchase a qualifying Office 2007 product (with or without a new PC) from an authorized reseller between March 5, 2010 and September 30, 2010.

    The qualifying Office 2007 products are listed in the table below, together the version of free Office 2010 upgrade product that the customer will receive.

    Office 2007 Qualifying Product Office 2010 Upgrade Product
    Office Ultimate 2007 Office Professional 2010
    Office Professional 2007 Office Professional 2010
    Office Small Business 2007 Office Professional 2010
    Office Standard 2007 Office Home and Business 2010
    Office Home and Student 2007 Office Home and Student 2010
    Office Basic 2007 Office Home and Business 2010
    Word 2007 Word 2010
    Excel 2007 Excel 2010
    PowerPoint 2007 PowerPoint 2010
    OneNote 2007 OneNote 2010
    Access 2007 Access 2010
    Outlook 2007 Outlook 2010
    Outlook with Business Contact Manager 2007 Outlook 2010
    Project Standard 2007 Project Standard 2010
    Project Professional 2007 Project Professional 2010
    Publisher 2007 Publisher 2010
    Visio Standard 2007 Visio Standard 2010
    Visio Professional 2007 Visio Professional 2010

    The Office 2007 qualifying product can only be upgraded to the same language version of the Office 2010 Tech Guarantee upgrade.

  2. Install and activate the qualifying Office 2007 product by September 30, 2010.

    Note: The activated Office 2007 25-character Product Key and Product ID is required to redeem for Technology Guarantee Office 2010 upgrade.

  3. Request and redeem the Office 2010 free upgrade Tech Guarantee on or before October 31, 2010 by visiting www.office.com/techg.

    The Office 2010 Technology Guarantee will be fulfilled online, via download, at no additional cost.

    Note: User must have, or create a Windows Live ID.

Some other important notes are that customers are limited to one Office 2010 product for each corresponding qualifying Office 2007 product purchase, and each customer is limited to maximum of twenty-five Office 2010 Tech Guarantee upgrades. Offer applies only to initial purchases or acquisitions of qualifying Office 2007 product. So if you buy cheap or resale Office 2007 from eBay or others, it may not be qualified from free upgrade to Office 2010. For more information or to sign up for reminder to be notified when Office 2010 is available, visit http://office2010.microsoft.com/tech-guarantee/

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