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Click-to-Run: 'Streaming' Microsoft Office 2010?

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Click-to-Run is a new technology Microsoft are introducing to allow you to test out Office 2010 quickly and easily, by literally streaming the app to your computer from the Internet into a virtualised space.


This technology is one piece in Microsoft’s plan to make Office 2010 easier to obtain, including Office 2010 starter, an advert-supported, crippled version being sold to OEMs


Click-to-Run is designed to sweeten the experience of trying and buying Office by avoiding a lengthy download and multi-step unpacking / installing process. Click-to-Run always sends you the latest up to date version, so you don’t need to download update after update, even after you’ve installed Office.


The software delivered by Click-to-Run is also virtualised so that you can cleanly run it side by side with other versions of Office software to evaluate changes.


Click-to-Run products also take up about half the disk space of normal products, they repair more completely, and they won’t break other software installed on the PC because they have private copies of all of their files and registration.


Click-to-Run is not a new Office “product”, it’s a new way of delivering and updating the products with which you are already familiar. Click-to-Run delivery is available for both the Office Home and Student 2010, and Office Home and Business 2010 products. It has full language support, and will work on both 32-bit and 64-bit Operating Systems (although only the 32-bit version of Office is actually run on both platforms).


more > http://www.osnews.com/story/22449/Click-to-Run_Streaming_Microsoft_Office_2010_

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