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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Feeling uninspired about MS Office 2010

And it's not even out, yet. This is from a week ago:

Microsoft Office 2010 is unlikely to excite CIOs | Do CIOs really need any more features? By Martin Veitch , CIO (UK)
Microsoft is preparing to show off Office 2010 this week at its Professional Developers Conference. The vendor must feel that it is running out of features to add to the hugely successful bucket of desktop applications, or angles to pitch for it. It's odd to think back to the early 1990s and just how remarkably low-key the arrival of the first version of Office for Windows seemed at the time.

Skipping to the end:

The release of a new version of Office was once a major event but now, somewhat like Windows releases, they are often met with contempt by CIOs who long ago tired of the software release cycle. Microsoft will doubtless be able to cite gazillions of users for Office 2010 but many of these will move as part of broad-brush refreshes and to ensure compatibility with partners and peers. Office has been a terrific product but it no longer engenders excitement or much in the way of anticipation.

That seems to be the prevailing attitude regarding many new software releases - especially from the big companies. Read the whole thing.

• Posted by: Marie Carnes at 7:17 PM
• Filed in: News

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Comments

Yeah, it's funny to see big corps adopting Office 2007... in 2009.

I think WPX3 pretty much fixed everything I wanted to see fixed. I don't see the need for 14 :)

Posted by: Krupo at August 11, 2009 11:19 PM

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