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Microsoft eyes Office switch test

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by temi, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    The ribbon is the biggest change to the look of Office 2007
    Microsoft has said it will be a challenge to convince some consumers to buy its new version of Office.
    Office, the world's most popular productivity suite, includes Word, Excel, Outlook and other tools.

    "One of the biggest challenges... is to fight that perception that old versions of software are good enough," said Microsoft's Chris Capossela.

    Office 2007 goes on sale to business on 30 November, the same date new operating system Vista is launched.

    "Our business model of course allows you to keep using Office 2003 - the software doesn't really expire, " said Mr Capossela, corporate vice president of the Microsoft Business Division.

    Many large businesses will have Office 2007 delivered as part of existing IT contracts but small business and individual consumers will need persuading to make the change.

    full story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6165124.stm
  2. getahost

    getahost Guest

    Its very true,

    I have worked within some high profile and very well known companies in London, that are still working with Office 2000 and have no problems or plans to upgrade.

    Even the British Court Service are still using office 2000 with their fat software budget.
  3. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    I am still using office 2000 too, I see no reason to upgrade, it works perfectly.
  4. office is becomign bigger and bigger as people don't want to pay extra for word, so are the free word processors like open office and abiword.

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