Linked by Adam S on Wed 21st May 2008 19:28 UTC
Features, Office According to BetaNews, Microsoft has announced that they will support OpenDocument (ODF) and PDF in Office 2007 SP2. This comes as a major victory not only for and its offshoots, but also for open source in general. Microsoft is planning on making Office 2007 SP2 available in the first half of 2009.
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by on Wed 21st May 2008 19:40 UTC
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Nice strategy... who the hell uses '07 by '09?

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Kroc Member since:

The same [kind of] people who still use Office 2000 and refuse to upgrade. There's only so many times one's willing to pay for worthless updates.

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hobgoblin Member since:

given recent experience, i hope they have plenty of spare hardware on hand. my recent motherboard update didnt come with 2k drivers, only xp and vista...

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BrianH Member since:

Anyone who is using '07 now.

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tweakedenigma Member since:

In reality there will be more people using 2007 in 2009. The last update Office was 2003. So if the same gap exists then it will be 2010 before the next version of Office is out. Also with any luck MS will keep ODF support in that version as well so it will get a welcome move.

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segedunum Member since:

Nice strategy... who the hell uses '07 by '09?

Absolutely tons and tons and tons of businesses. The Office 97 format is the dominant office format out there.

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AnXa Member since:

Many people still use Office 2000, XP and 2003 in schools and offices around world although we are living year 2008 by now. ;)

Windows Vista and Office 2007 are having same problem. Why to upgrade? Previous version gets the job done better. New office requires that people who are going to work with it take some training.

Moving to OpenOffice.Org would be much more logical since it acts and behaves like older Office suites. Than moving to new Microsoft Office.

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