First published on MSDN on May, 12 2010

Earlier this morning, Stephen Elop, President of Microsoft’s Business Division formally kicked off the launch of Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010, and Project 2010. The virtual launch event showed off a bunch of demos, customer testimonials, and interviews with Microsoft product managers. You can still see the virtual launch events over at http://www.the2010event.com .

Visio 2010 and the rest of the Office products are now available to all of our business customers, and we’re very excited to reach this milestone. If you’re not a business customer, the Office suite of products will show up in retail stores in June.

With the virtual launch event today, we’re making ourselves available for questions about Visio 2010. If you have any questions about Visio, post a comment on this post, or send us a question through Twitter @msvisio . You can also use the contact form here to send us your questions. Check out the videos below highlighting the Visio 2010 launch:

Over the past 10 months, we’ve highlighted all the areas of innovation in Visio 2010. In fact, the Visio 2010 Beta has had over 500,000 downloads! Thank you to everyone who provided feedback through this blog and the Send-A-Smile tool. We’ve heard some great things from our beta users: 92% of surveyed Beta users feel that Visio 2010 is an improvement over previous versions. 84% would recommend the Visio 2010 Beta to a friend or colleague.

If you haven’t tried the Visio 2010 Beta yet, it’s still available for download . In June, the RTM version of the Visio 2010 Premium Trial will be available for download as well.

We hope to continue to hear your feedback as you try out our final release and continue to use the Beta.

For more information about Visio 2010, customer case studies, and a ton of other Visio resources, be sure to check out Visio Tool Box.