Compare different editions of Microsoft® Office® 2010
What are the popular versions of Microsoft Office 2010 and what are their system requirements? How are they different from the other?
There are different editions of Microsoft Office 2010. All these editions are offered by Microsoft Cooperation in order to reduce the complexity of users while computing. Microsoft Office 2010 has been in use since June 2010. Microsoft Office 2010 has a total of seven editions until now. The retail versions of Microsoft Office 2010 are available in two forms. New product key cards are also offered to buyers in order to unlock Microsoft Office 2010 that is pre-installed in your PC. The first edition is for home and home office users, next is the Professional edition that contains PowerPoint, Word, OneNote, Excel, Publisher, Access and even Outlook. The names of the different editions are- Starter Edition, Home and Student Edition, Home and Business Edition, Standard Edition, Professional Edition, Professional Academic Edition, Professional plus Edition.
Given below are some points that highlight the differences between the different editions of Microsoft Office 2010 and other important aspects related to them:
- Features of different edition
- Role of these editions
- Requirements for specific editions
Features of different edition
All these new editions contain more or less the same features albeit with subtle differences. Each edition is being equipped with the latest technologies and advanced features. 11 different applications are available with this Microsoft Office 2010. The starter edition has the entire features of MS Word Starter 2010 and MS Excel Starter 2010. The Home and Student Edition has the above features plus MS Office OneNote 2010 and Office PowerPoint 2010. Next is the Home and Business edition that has all the features of Home and Student Edition as well as MS Office Outlook 2010. The Standard Edition has MS Office Publisher 2010 along with the above features. Meanwhile, the Professional Edition comes with all the features and also has an additional feature in the form of MS Office Access 2010. The Professional Academic Edition and the Professional Plus Edition have all the applications that are available with Professional Edition.
Role of these editions
There are different applications available in different edition of Microsoft Office 2010. All the seven editions are high on performance. The applications embedded in them help users to do computing much more conveniently and effectively.
For the proper working of these editions in their respective system, the system must meet the minimum requirements of the program being used. If is doesn't, it may result in the malfunctioning of system resources and even the application being used. It could also lead to system crashes as well. For Microsoft Office 2010 suite, the minimum system requirements are to a certain extent similar for almost all the editions and these requirements include a processor that works at 500 MHz or faster than that, 1024 × 576 pixels or higher-resolution monitor, 3 GB hard disk, 256 MB RAM memory, Windows 2003, XP, Vista or 7 Operating System and much more. There are some other requirements that might vary according to system resources and OS being used.
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