I'll be writing up a news story about this later this morning, but wanted to get this info out as quickly as possible.

From Microsoft:

With Office 2010, the lineup of products has been improved to make it easier for people to choose a version that is best for them. Office 2010 will be offered in four versions:

For qualified students and educators, Microsoft is introducing Office Professional Academic. Available through qualified retailers and campus bookstores, Office Professional Academic is priced at $99 and includes Word 2010, Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, OneNote 2010, Outlook 2010, Publisher 2010, Access 2010, and Office Web Apps.

To meet the needs of families, Office Home and Student is offered for $149 (boxed), or $119 (Product Key Card), and includes Word 2010, Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, OneNote 2010, and Office Web Apps. This is available in a Family Pack, allowing use on three PCs in one house.

For people running a small business or working from home, Office Home and Business is offered for $279 (boxed) or $199 (Product Key Card) and includes Word 2010, Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, OneNote 2010, Outlook 2010, and Office Web Apps.

For more advanced needs, Office Professional is offered for $499 (boxed), or $349 (Product Key Card) and includes Word 2010, Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, OneNote 2010, Outlook 2010, Publisher 2010, Access 2010, premium technical support, and Office Web Apps.

For more information:

Read the blog post.

Pricing fact sheet is available at the Office virtual press kit.

Download Office 2010 beta.

Follow us at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week! @ExperienceMSFT

Apparently, the Office 2010 beta has been a huge success: Microsoft says that over 2 million people from around the world have downloaded the public beta.

Some pics of the retail boxes: