Microsoft Office 2010 is still the most popular Office version. Depending on the edition, the series includes the applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, the calendar and mail program Outlook, the desktop publisher program Publisher, and the three relatively new applications: OneNote (organization of notes), Infopath (creating forms) and Groove (file synchronization).
When you are looking to buy Microsoft Office, it’s a good idea to start by considering which applications you need. The Microsoft Office suits have been assembled to meet all user needs.
Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Student is the smallest Office suite on the market and is exclusively for private use. This Office suite contains all the standard applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Infopath.
Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Business has almost the same contents as the Home and Student version, but there are two important deviations; namely, that Home and Business contains the e-mail and calendar program Outlook, and also that the Home and Business Office suite is authorised for commercial use, which is not the case with Home and Student. This Office suite contains the applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook.
Microsoft Office 2010 Professional is the second largest of the professional editions and most widely used. In addition to all the applications of Home & Business, two additional programs are included in this suit: Publisher and Access. This Office suite contains the applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access.
Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus is the most comprehensive Office 2010 version on the market. This edition is aimed at both private users, households with self-employment, small and medium-sized businesses. All applications are included here, and you need not worry about missing out on something in the Microsoft 2010 series. This Office suite contains the applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Access Infopath and SharePoint.