With all of the hype around Windows 7 lately, it is easy to forget that Microsoft has a history of releasing other products at around the same time as a new operating system. According to an Associated Press article, Microsoft is set to announce that Office 2010 is slated to be released in the first half of next year.
According to the article, there are going to be some interesting changes for Microsoft Office. For starters, Microsoft is going to offer a light version of some of the Office applications that can run within a Web browser. They also plan to offer a free version of Office that is supported by advertising revenue. Of course Microsoft will still offer the option to purchase a more traditional version of Office 2010.