Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th May 2010 15:41 UTC
Microsoft The Microsoft empire is built upon two pillars: the Windows operating system, and Microsoft Office. Windows 7 made its way unto the scene last year, and now it's time to work on the other pillar. Today, Microsoft officially launched Microsoft Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010. Regular customers will be able to purchase the new versions next month, starting at 119 USD.
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by kaiwai on Thu 13th May 2010 01:30 UTC
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Looking great; I ran the beta version on Windows 7 not too long ago and it was definitely an improvement. If you're running Office 2007 you may find the 'reason' to upgrade being a lot less than a person running Office 2003 since it is more of a refinement rather than a revolution as with the case of 2003 -> 2007. Office 2010 has a more refined ribbon based on the feedback they received, and I found over all the stability, reliability and speed is great but then again I've never had problem with it in the past.

The big question for me is what Office 2011 will bring to the Mac platform and whether it addresses Office 2008 deficiencies or whether I am better off migrating over to the Windows 7 world with the release of Office 2010, and the scheduled release of Live Essentials 2011 at the end of this year. I really do hope that Office 2011 does address the short comings of 2008 but I have a feeling that bitter disappointment will be the only thing that'll be inside the box when I open it up.

Edited 2010-05-13 01:32 UTC

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