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Get Microsoft Office 2010 for Free – for 60 Days

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I’m a big fan of weening yourself away from paid software, such as Microsoft Office, as much as possible. Other than Photoshop, I haven’t bought software in probably 6 years or so (excluding Turbotax). But for those looking for a free ride with the Microsoft Office suite, I recently discovered that you can try Office 365 (Microsoft’s new cloud version of Office) for free for 30 days.

Microsoft Office Trial

Try a free trial version of Microsoft Office 365 (the free trial lasts 30 days). From there, the cost is $9.99 per month.

That may be just long enough to get you through a semester or a project that you are working on.

Microsoft Office Alternatives

microsoft office 2010Of course, if you don’t want to rely on overpriced software, you can wean yourself off of it fairly easily these days. Check out my post on free Microsoft Office alternativesGoogle Docs and Open Office to the rescue!

Microsoft Office Discussion

  • Have you tried out Microsoft Office 2010? How is it compared to past versions?
  • Have you recently switched to a free alternative? Which one?

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4 Comments »
  • Brittany says:

    My company is getting Microsoft 2010 package soon and I just sat in an hour and a half meeting about it today where they went through the differences and new features of Word, PowerPoint and Excel. We are still using 2003- so it’s a MAJOR upgrade.

    I’m most excited for the additional rows and columns that are added to Excel workbooks (which happened with 2007 also). In addition, there are some neat features in Word and Powerpoint that will be very helpful, including a screenshot function that will make presentations and training documents much easier to make. Overall, not sure if it would be worth the upgrade for just an at home user, but for a business, I saw lots of functionalities that look great!! I’ll know more when I get to use it mid-July!

  • Sam says:

    I am trying to wean from using paid software myself. Nowadays, it is just so important to be able to save money whenever we can. I use a lot of open source software, to save from unnecessary costs. I just do basic work, not too techy stuff, so I guess using freeware is fine.

  • Cipriano Chavez says:

    I downloaded the Microsoft offfice free trial offer,after several attempts it was unsuccessful. The product codes seem to be invalid and I spent too much time on it,with no luck. Hopefully someone else is more successful than I.

  • Lemn says:

    My programmer is trying to persuade me to move to .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the costs. But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type on a variety of websites for about a year and am nervous about switching to another platform. I have heard fantastic things about blogengine.net. Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress content into it? Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated!

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