Posts tagged Office 2007
Businesses and organizations love and use Microsoft’s premium range of Office products to fulfill their daily business needs. Microsoft recognizes this very fact and as a result has decided to roll out their next iteration of Office, Office 2010 for business users in May. 12 May is the date that the interested business users should set their calendars to.
The popularity and significance of Email messages have been proven for a long time. Corporate world uses it the most. Imagine if your boss asks you to attach the company logo as the background image in your email, how would you go about the task? No worry, here is the guide that will teach you how to add a background image using Outlook 2007.
We all know that Microsoft started working on the next version of Windows, Windows 8 once they launched Windows 7. But what we don’t know is when will it be released. That is all going to change now thanks to Chris Green, a Microsoft product manager. The PM has published a roadmap, or GANTT chart if you like that suggest 1st, July 2011 as the release date for Windows 8. Wait, the chart has a lot of other useful information such as the support dates for the fastest selling OS, and other Microsoft products. All of this and more after the jump.
One of the exciting and interesting features that Office 2007 brought was the ribbon based UI. That feature has been carried onto Office 2010 suite as well. Did you know that you can hide the ribbon if desired. We state the possible ways that can be used to hide ribbon.
It has been a while since we shared with you any news related to a build leakage of a Microsoft product. Well any how here it is. This time around an Office 2010 build has been leaked. The build is call Microsoft Office 2010 Build 4417. If you are thinking that this build brings with it major changes, then you would be disappointed.
However what this leaked build brings is improvements of small magnitude as well as stability updates which is definitely an improvement over the previous builds that came equipped with problems. A change that is worth noticing is the alteration and enhancement made to the Back-Stage view in Office 2010.
Also, this build brings with it a new upload center. The upload center is expected to allow you to store and share documents online may be through live mesh or may be it could use Office Web Application/Office Live Workspaces. Also a new Activation system makes an entry plus icons for all the applications have been updated.
The version is known as the Mondo build which can be considered as equivalent to the Ultimate SKU of Office 2007, however it also brings Visio and other seperate products. When will we be getting our hands on yet another leaked Build of Office 2010.
It might sound like a joke but believe me this is what has been revealed lately. Normally a product faces competition and finds competitor in products that offer similar functionality, rather than finding a competitor in itself. Well the case is entirely different and unique for Microsoft Office as one of its competitor happens to be Microsoft Office itself or to be more precise, an older version of Office: Office 2003.
Recently TechRepublic conducted a poll which revealed this interesting matter. According to that poll, 58% of business still use Office 2003, this is quite interesting considering the fact that Office 2007 was introduced quite a while ago.
24% of business organizations go for Office 2007 whereas 15% of business seem to have a liking for Office XP or even an earlier version . This stats once again highlights the wide acceptance of the Office suit from Microsoft. 3% of people said they haven’t use Microsoft Office at all. Jason Hiner, TechRepublic editor-in-chief regarded this interesting fact as an IT joke. His words were:
One of the jokes in the IT industry is that the biggest competition for Microsoft Office is previous versions of Microsoft Office.
Considering these results another question arise which Microsoft itself would also be asking and pondering about. The question is: Will majority of the businesses consider moving or upgrading to Microsoft Office 2010?. There is no clear answer to it. However one might argue that in the light of the statistics we shared with you, the scenario seems highly unlikely especially when you consider the current economical situation.
But here is another interesting point, Office 2010 will be bringing with the web versions of Office applications namely Word,Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. The Web apps are sure to attract a lot of businesses for reasons (light weight, accesible from anywhere)well known and understood.
What will happen eventually, no one knows. With the passage of time, it will become more clear. However one thing is for sure, Microsoft would dearly like to see people going for Office 2010.
It is a common practice that corporates such as businessess and government adopt when it comes to going for the latest software. They seem reluctant to switching to the latest softwares. According to Ars Technica, during the course of this week, US Army announced that all of its computers based on the Windows platform would be migrated to Vista and Office 2007 will be replacing Office 2003. This whole transfer process is expected to complete by the end of this year. Marcus D. Good, chief of Army Information Technology Systems Support Division said about the decision:
The Army has been testing Vista since its release and has run it through the Army Golden Master program. The Army Golden Master program is responsible for the release of the Army standard baseline configurations for commonly used computing environments within the Army Enterprise Infrastructure, the team responsible for making sure applications that ran on XP will run on Vista.
If the estimates are correct, almost 50% of army owned computers are currently using Office 2007 and 13 percent are powered by Vista. It is interesting to note that Army adopted Office 2007 first then it went for Vista, even though both the softwares were released necessarily in the same time frame. From what we gather, Army has around 744,000 desktop computers.
What a week it has been in terms of news related to Microsoft Office 2010 such as 32 bit and 64 bit version for Office 2010. With much talk about Office 2010, there must be an internal desire among many of you Besides this thanks to the contribution from ZDNET, I was able to see the Logo of the upcoming version of Office, Office 2010 and other screen shots.
What we gather is that Office 2010 will have essentially the interface similar to its predecessor Office 2007, for now but you never know, may be Microsoft has a pleasant surprise waiting for its Office users in terms of a new interface design.
Here is the probable logo for Office 2010. The color of the logo is similar to that of a citrus.
Another picture is for the About window as shown below
As it is clear from the screen shot, the About box currently displays only the License Agreement and Privacy Statement.
From the personal point I pretty much like the new look of Office 2010 and cant wait to get my hands on the Office 2010, once it gets released.