Microsoft Office 2010 has just been released. You can pre-order it directly from the Microsoft website.
The link is at MICROSOFT OFFICE
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Excerpt from: http://store.microsoft.com/Category.aspx?CatId=210
Software acronyms you might want to know about…
RTM = Release to Manufacturing
RC = Release Candidate
SR = Service Release (aka Service Pack)
WR = Web Release (no DVDs or other media)
EOL = End of Life
Alpha = Software Testing
Beta = Software Development
Hope you get a chance to try it. I have been running the beta since last year and it has some nice features.