Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 31st Dec 2009 14:13 UTC
Microsoft BetaNews writes: "Microsoft executives and product managers -- Chairman Bill Gates, above all of them -- showed great technology vision for the new millennium. The company was right about so many trends to come but, sadly, executed poorly in bringing too many of them to market. Microsoft's stiffness, perhaps a sign of its aging leadership, consistently proved its foible. Then there is arcane organizational structure, which has swelled with needless middle managers, and the system of group competition".
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modmans2ndcoming
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2005-11-09

Actually, the new UI is a huge success.

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softdrat Member since:
2008-09-17

Regarding Office 2007

>>Actually, the new UI is a huge success.<<

Some may consider it a success, but I could never figure it out. Someone sends me a .pptx file, I have to convert it to a .ppt format then edit in OpenOffice. MS Office 2007 - a giant leap nowhere.

Edited 2010-01-01 01:33 UTC

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modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

some people are more flexible than others I guess.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Someone sends me a .pptx file, I have to convert it to a .ppt


When someone sends me a .pptx I send it back and ask for a normal version. So far, I had only ONE such incident. Businesses have not yet migrated to the new Office, not will they migrate in the nearest year. That is my experience in the field, with really big companies.

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