This could well be an expanding article, information is coming out of Redmond and here in the UK fast but I wanted to pull together something on the key developments for licensing in Office 2010.
First up, the Office Pro Plus and Standard components are moving around and Enterprise Edition will be removed in 2010. Office Professional Plus, will include the traditional core components of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Publisher, Access and Communicator. New entrants to the Pro Plus Suite will be OneNote (Previous Enterprise Edition Component) and SharePoint Workspace (Formerly Groove in the Enterprise Suite) and Office Web Apps.
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Office Standard is also getting a bigger component stack with OneNote and Publisher and Office Web Apps.
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Office 2010 Professional Plus and Office Standard
With the reduction in the normal upgrade paths to Small Business and Enterprise. Customers with Active SA on release will be able to leverage the new version rights of Software Assurance (SA) to go Office 2010. The most anticipated addition of the Office Client Suite with be the Microsoft Cloud offering Office Web Apps.