The Free Upgrade To Microsoft Office 2010 Will Be The Perfect Technology Guarantee Program For Users
How about buying the Microsoft Office for your computer right away or would you prefer to wait till Microsoft Office 2010 is launched in the market. If you do not want to waste time, then you can choose to have a copy of Office 2007 before September 30 as that will enable you to have an upgrade to Office 2010 free of cost. Microsoft’s Technology Guarantee Program has planned this for its customer’s world wide.
Microsoft earlier had not considered the free upgrade for Office 2010 and had made a formal announcement in January as they felt that the Technology Guarantee Program had quite a few restrictions that needed to be sorted out. Let us learn about the basics of this program if we were to get our free upgrade for our home computer.
Tech Guarantee Is There For Everyone Who Purchases The Microsoft Office Before September 30, 2010.
In order to be eligible for the free upgrade, it is compulsory for you to buy the complete Microsoft Office 2007 or even the single programs from the stores before the September 30, 2010 till the stocks last. You need to have a new copy of Office 2007 that you may buy from Microsoft or an authorized retailer which ever is convenient. It can be a single purchase or can be there along with the new PC package.
The Tech Guarantee Is Not Meant For Business Owners.
As this happens to be a promotional offer just for home users, it is not meant for business owners who have got the Office 2007 through a volume license or any other source like business promotional offers, through the Home Use Rights or Student Select programs and hence are not eligible for the Tech Guarantee Program. Students are entitled to an Office 2010 upgrade through the store from where they have purchased the Office 2007.
People Who Buy A Copy Of Office 2007 On eBay Are Not Eligible For The Free Upgrade.
Those who want to buy the Office 2007 from eBay sellers or from sellers, who are reselling the product, are not eligible for the free upgrade and Microsoft is very strict about this.
Are There Any Deadlines For The Tech Guarantee Program?
September 30, 2010 is the deadline to purchase and activate your Office 2007 so that you become eligible for the free upgrade and after this a person will have to complete the Office 2010 Tech Guarantee upgrade by October 31, 2010 positively, or else you may miss out the wonderful opportunity.
Does The Office 2010 Tech Guarantee Program Have Any Restrictions?
This has very simple trade rules. Every person gets only one Office 2010 suite for every corresponding Office 2007 product that he purchases and is thus eligible for the free upgrade. There is a little variation as some versions of Office 2010 today that were not included in the Office 2007 pack. There are 25% Tech Guarantee upgrades per person and this is so because Microsoft wants people with larger needs to sign up for volume licensing deal in order to do more business.
Do I Need To Show Any Documents?
A person who wishes to get the free upgrade of the Tech Guarantee Program will have to know the correct date of purchase for the copy of Office 2007 as this will enable him to have the Office 2010. He will require Office 2007 25-character Product ID along with a Windows Live account for the upgrade. Microsoft Company sees your receipt as proof of purchase for Office 2007 and for this it may seek information from your sales bill that is in your possession.
Does A Person Need To Have A Windows Live ID?
The Microsoft Company stores the individual’s Office 2010 Product Key through your Windows Live ID so that if a person wants to download Office 2010 a second time, he can do so without any difficulty.
When And How Can I Get My Office 2010 Upgrade?
The Office 2010 will be available in June at the earliest and one can download the software almost immediately. Till such time, you will need to activate your copy of Office 2007 and after doing so the next step will be to visit the Microsoft’s Office 2010 Technology Guarantee Website in order to download the free upgrade to your computer. One can have the option of a DVD to download the software but so far Microsoft Company has not stated how much it will cost a person and one can even upgrade through the internet. It is advised that every person remembers to sign up for an e-mail reminder so that they do not miss out on the opportunity.
I Want To Know What Version Of Office 2010, I Will Get For My New Office 2007.
Everyone gets the corresponding version of the Office 2010, they have and a person can get to see the complete list of Office 2007 to 2010 upgrades.
What Are The Different Programs In Each Version Of The Office 2010 Suite That Will Be In The Market In June?
The Office 2010 version will have Microsoft Office Professional 2010, Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 and the Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 and also the Office 2010 suite will have the 2010 version of each program.