Microsoft Office, the fastest selling software product with one copy sold every second!

Microsoft has announced in this month of January 2011, which is Office 2010′s six month birthday, that Office 2010 now ranks as the fastest-selling consumer version of Office in history, with approximately one copy of Office 2010 sold worldwide every second.

Office is currently used by more than 750 million users worldwide according to Microsoft. Office 2010 was the first release of the productivity suite to include both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Microsoft packed both versions onto one DVD across seven different flavours. Office 2010 also includes a free version with Microsoft Word and Excel. The free version, dubbed Office Starter, contains reduced functionality of Word and Excel and advertising.

Microsoft also began offering their Office applications online earlier this year. The software maker also revealed that they have surpassed 30 million users on their Office Web Apps.

Microsoft’s biggest competitor in online document editing, Google Docs, currently has over 20 million users. Office Web Apps easily integrate with your Windows Live ID and several online services from Hotmail, Facebook and Docs.com also allow you to share documents from your SkyDrive.

Microsoft is also currently preparing its first Service Pack for Office 2010 users. The software maker released a beta copy of Office 2010 SP1 to testers in mid-November. A final version is due in 2011.

Via: Microsoft Office Blog.

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