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  1. DanishDevil

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    Also, updated OP with link to site with up-to-date coupon codes (so I don't have to change them anymore :))
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    What programs do you get with this?
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Anyone having odd issues with Technet? I can't seem to get to the normal download page. Anyone else having these issues?
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    I know they were down for maintenance all weekend. Let me check.

    Edit: Works fine for me.
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    Microsoft Office 2010 RTM is almost here!

    Coming on April 22nd, so it's only hours away!
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Yep, got a technet flash email a couple of days ago regarding this news.

    Danish, have you been using the beta version? I personally have not tried it during the beta stage, as my college only supports up to 2007 for obvious reasons:laugh:

    But I am going to load at least one system with the RTM version:rockout:
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    hi can anyone tell me how can i get the office 2010? will i need to sign up?
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    get a technet subscription.
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Oh no, you "stoled" my news! :laugh:

    It's still not quite here though. <qubit runs around, anxiously wringing his little quantum hands. lol>
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    Been using the beta. It's been wonderful. A joy. Just be sure to get the Professional version, or you'll suffer Click to Run or whatever it's called.
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Yea, from what I can see, that is the only one available at the moment on Technet.

    But,,,,,,,,,,,,


    ITS OUT!!!!! WE NOW HAVE THE FULL VERSION:toast::toast::toast:
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    After a couple years of debating it, I finally bought a subscription.

    Now I need more PCs to install various combinations on to play with!
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    Congrats Arctucas!

    Anybody get their second key for Office 2010 yet? I've been waiting to be able to put it on all my machines!
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Just checked and I still have only the one key.

    Anyone know or have any theories on why Microsoft would delay the full set of keys like this?
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    No idea. It didn't happen with Windows 7's release at all. I had access to all 10 keys from the get go.

    What else is odd is that the software refuses to install without a key, while you can usually install for 30 days on Office and Windows without a key if you don't activate by then. Sometimes I just never put in a key because I reformat so often.
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    im 2 weeks away from pulling the trigger on this. Gotta wait till i get my first full 2 week pay.
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    Yeah, I noticed that it needed the key straight away, too. I wonder if it's because the installer is in .exe form rather than a burnable .iso? Will they be releasing it in .iso form, I wonder? And finally, I've still only got the one key. I expect the rest will be available in the evening, my time (GMT).

    You won't regret it. Go for it my friend. :D And be sure to search out coupon codes. Ask about them here and also try googling for them, something like "technet coupon codes". You can get a 25% reduction or more if you're lucky.

    If you find a really good code, please share it with us here.
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    Thank you.

    Possibly the keys will most likely be published around noon PST, like Patch Tuesday updates?
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    I used the second code here.
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    Question I tend to go through computers. Get bored and then sell them would that be a problem ? Would I have to wipe clean before I let it go ?
    This really sounds good.
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    I believe strictly speaking, you're not supposed to with a TechNet sub. However, all these products are retail versions in download-and-burn form, not OEMs. The normal rules for retail versions are that they are allowed to be sold on, so as long as you give the key to the buyer and don't use it again yourself, so you should be covered.

    If anyone knows this for sure and can confirm or deny it, I'd be grateful.

    Note that this only applies to products that give you lots of keys (usually 10). If it has a single multiple activation key, then you'll be breaking the rules for sure and would have to wipe it. At least install it in unactivated demo mode without the key.

    The sub is indeed fantastic value. I'm currently setting up a new Windows install with Server 2008 R2 Datacentre. The retail price of this one OS alone is many thousands of pounds/dollars, so that little sub you pay is a no-brainer. You also get loads and loads of other software, including the latest Office 2010 which isn't even out yet to the general public.

    Now look, there's me doing Microsoft's advertising for them again. They really should pay me a commission. lol. :laugh:
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    The Office 2010 keys are available now.
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    Grabbed a couple of my Office '10 keys. Gonna install them tomorrow. Skipped the Betas. Now, is there any downsides to using the x64 version? Any missing features or incompatibilities or whatnot?

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