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Topic # 57506 15-Feb-2010 20:39
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Just received my copy of Office 2010 Beta in the mail today.

First impressions are good, not much has changed between 2007 and 2010, although there is a nice feature in that there is a file button where the Office logo was on 2007. This means moving users from 2003 to 2010 might be a bit easier.

Outlook 2010 has the biggest change so far regarding look (https://cdn.geekzone.co.nz/imagessubs/d935e7d8ccdba47ae7e62d926ec870b6.jpg)

I am still trying out the features at the moment, so if anyone wants me to try something out let me know. I will be hopefully installing it on my work PC tomorrow to try it out in an enterprise environment.


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  Reply # 299870 17-Feb-2010 18:23
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I have been using it for a while on my Win7 box.

The 2010 just adapted all the ribbon view from 2007(which is quite good ) and they have put more features on it

so far I havent had any crashes on me... seems quite stable.(maybe I dont use it enough :P)

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  Reply # 299949 17-Feb-2010 21:36
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csdanny: I have been using it for a while on my Win7 box.

The 2010 just adapted all the ribbon view from 2007(which is quite good ) and they have put more features on it

so far I havent had any crashes on me... seems quite stable.(maybe I dont use it enough :P)



I can't really say that I like the ribbon bar in 2007 - having said that the screen shot supplied seemed to have a decent amount of clarity.


For us old farts, is there an option to return to the good old menu system?


Disclaimer:  I have migrated away from windows in favour of OS X ...

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  Reply # 299978 17-Feb-2010 23:12
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love outlook 2010.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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  Reply # 299996 18-Feb-2010 06:26
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Have been on it for about 6 months or so. Absolutely love it - some of really cool new things in most products - though the changes in Outlook are my favourite. This is definitely a product that saves me time.

Most of the changes seem small, but many of them are really helpful, such as:
- Supporting multiple different Exchange mail servers (and mailboxes)
- Insert a screen shot feature is super cool too as that's something I often need to do in Outlook, Word or Powerpoint
- The new default settings for Pasting text also saves me lots of time (I'm cutting and pasting all day long!)
- The new transitions and video stuff in Powerpoint rock

I know there are bunch of other things that I haven't even tried yet - such as having multiple people editing a single document at once.

This is not software from a vendor who releases buggy betas and buggy final software - Office 2010 is solid now - it's what I use all day every day. That said, I imagine once it releases lots of companies might be too scared to roll it out until Office 2012 or Office 2014 come out (or whatever Office v.next or v.next.next are called). I'm talking about the companies who currently only provide Office XP or Office 2003 to their staff, and then wonder why their people are not as productive as they should be.




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  Reply # 300142 18-Feb-2010 15:05
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If i buy office 2007, do you think they will offer a free upgrade like some computer manufacturers do with Windows?

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