I work in an office that will not support Office 2010. However, we will be purchasing Office 2010 and then downgrading to 2007. It will either be Office 2010 Standard or Office 2010 Professional. Both of those versions include OneNote. However, neither of those versions of Office 2007 contain OneNote. Since the Downgrade Rights document has not been updated for Office 2010, I was wondering if the downgrade would include OneNote. And if so, what do I need to tell me IT department to help them make the transition.
— Product Marketing Engineer
If your VL customer downgrades from Office Pro Plus 2010 to Office Pro Plus 2007 your customer will have the rights to what was included in the Office Pro Plus 2007 suite where OneNote was not included.
If customer purchases Office 2010 Standard and downgrades to Office 2007 Standard, may they use OneNote 2007 which was not a component of Office 2007 Standard?
If a customer downgrades a license, they are granted the right to run prior versions of that license.
In the case of a suite license such as Office, this means the can use the components of that prior version. Your customer could use Office 2010 Standard (all the components included in that version) as the current version or they can downgrade to a prior version.
If they downgrade to Office 2007 Standard, then they can use all the components of that version (which does not include OneNote 2007).
One additional point here is that we allow customers to run multiple instances of Office on their licensed device. And they have the right to downgrade any or all of those instances. So your customer could achieve something similar to what they’re looking for by installing Office 2010 and Office 2007 both on the licensed device and using Office 2007 components primarily and supplementing with OneNote 2010. However, they do not have rights to OneNote 2007.