The updated Office will be available in two separate formats: Both products are expected to be released in the first half of Here are answers to some common questions about the new Office and what you can expect from a consumer perspective. The functionality in the programs will also be limited. What'll you be able to do with the Office Web apps? The apps will allow for multiple people to edit the same files concurrently a la Google Docs.
How many of its few, new features does your company really need? And are these features worth the investment? Here are five reasons your company doesn't need to purchase Office However, if you are looking for an upgrade price, forget it. Microsoft has decided not to offer upgrade pricing anymore. After searching thoroughly for information about upgrades, I finally found the answer on a Microsoft FAQ page , and it plainly states that in order to "simplify" things, they are no longer providing version upgrades.