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    Office 2007 vs Office 2010

    We're still using office 2003, however since Sims will soon require 2007 and since we're changing the way we licence Office it's now time for us to take the next step.

    What are people thoughts? Jump straight to 2010, or go to 2007.
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    I would definately go straight to 2010. It is much more intuitive to use than 2007 as they have redesigned the 'ribbon'. We have just rolled it out here and everybody loves it.

    Only problem I'm having at the moment is with Outlook 2010 which is crashing on 2 PC's that just so happen to be the only ones using exchange accounts. I'm not sure why yet just started investigating.

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    We are skipping straight to 2010 from 2k3 - i don't see the point in going to 2k7 tbh as there is now a newer version

    same as not going to win 7 and going to vista instead in my eyes.

    Toby

    EDIT: never had a problem with outlook 2010 with exchange - have around 15 people using here - soon to be 1500!

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    2010, like HC_Netman says its all round a more polished office over 2007.

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    Office 2010 all the way.

    The way I saw it put was Office 2007 v Office 2010 is like Vista v Win 7
    i.e. Office 2007 is good but 2010 is the finished article.

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    Yes definately go straight to 2010- it is much more polished as has been said, and if you go to 2007 you'll be forced to upgrade again in another couple of years.

    All the best

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    aye we jumped from 2003 to 2010.

    I never had a problem with 2007 but 2010 just fixes up a few minor issues that 2007 introduced (the office button is reverted back to 'file' for example)

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    We're going straight to 2010 for curriculum but on the admin network where SIMS is used we went to 2007. We were advised that 2010 wasn't supported.

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    Given the choice I would have stayed with 2003 until 2010 was ready. However we are currently on 2007 and it is not universally popular. The absence of the 'File' Menu [replaced by the 'Office Button'] is a major source of complaint for some here.
    Last edited by DaveP; 6th May 2011 at 02:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    The absence of the 'File' Menu [replaced by the 'Office Button' is a major source of complaint for some here.
    Tbh I cant believe people would complain it doesnt say "File" instead its an orb, seems like a petty point really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Tbh I cant believe people would complain it doesnt say "File" instead its an orb, seems like a petty point really.
    Agreed. But it is still a major sticking point for some of my users. They just don't like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    We're going straight to 2010 for curriculum but on the admin network where SIMS is used we went to 2007. We were advised that 2010 wasn't supported.
    As far as I know, it's now supported in the Spring 2011 release. I'd double check that of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    Agreed. But it is still a major sticking point for some of my users. They just don't like it.
    eh you always have users who hate even a small amount of change. You have to drag them kicking and screaming over as otherwise you'd be still running Windows NT4 with office 97 :P Within 6 months they won't even care

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    Upgrade Office

    I would go to the free of charge Openoffice. It looks like word and is compatable with more file types. Fed up of having to upgrade hardware spend more cash and have licence hassles.

    The introduction of the docx file type with Office 2007 and the change in menu did it for me. It stressed out users. All users want is to type and print and a standard file type that opens on all PC's.

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    Just out of interest, does the introduction of the new Microsoft licensing model still make MS office too expensive for you?



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