Microsoft: Office 2010 turns one, is the fastest-selling version ever

By Emil · 22 replies
Jun 15, 2011
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  1. One year after the release of Microsoft Office 2010, the company behind it has some milestones to share. Microsoft says its business customers are deploying Office 2010 five times faster…

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  2. Really ???

    I still using Office 2000, I don't need more !!!

  3. SSaywell

    SSaywell TS Rookie Posts: 39

    I have been using Office 2010 for 9 months now and when I go to use another version of office I can say I do miss it. Great product
  4. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,720   +860

    It's a pretty decent product. I just hate the ribbon UI though.... :(
  5. With OpenOffice and LibreOffice there is no reason to pay for MS Office anymore. Cant believe people and corporations are still paying for this.
  6. ihaveaname

    ihaveaname TS Enthusiast Posts: 107

    ^ Seconded; OpenOffice is awesome.
  7. They force u to upgrade, if dont upgrade can't use new version of excel and access.
  8. yorro

    yorro TS Booster Posts: 251

    Actually there are reasons to pay than just processing documents. Like Exchange, cloud integration, live author collaboration through cloud, linked/interfaced data with each programs(Outlook to Word, Word to Onenote), customizable and more polished ribbon interface, and many more.

    But you can't go wrong with free right?.

    Also 2007 sucks, skipped it.
  9. You can't believe it because you never used it in a business corporate environment. There is outlook, which libreoffice and openoffice do not have, onenote which is also a great product. Add in a ton of third party add-ins for msoffice and integration with each other. This isn't writing simple letters son, this is adult stuff.
  10. "^ Seconded; OpenOffice is awesome. "
    Softmaker office 2008 free version is WAY better than libre/openoffice in terms of startup speed, msoffice similarity, and most important, compatibility with msoffice docs. openoffice and libre office
  11. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    @Guest 1
    Open and Libre office are not even half as good as MS Office is in a business environment, however, for a freebie, they are decent enough for a home user who occasionally type a letter or do some calcs.

    @Guest 2
    I don't remember MS ever forcing me to purchase a new version of office whenever it came out, so, I think you are bit delusional in that respect.
  12. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    Could agree with you more, having used open office i can say its good for uni or school work, but in the real world, it just doesn't cut it. MS office is on a completely different level when it comes to actual business use.
  13. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    Prior to the introduction of Office 2007, price was the main concern for a lot of home users looking to buy retail copies of Microsoft Office. However, the Home and Student version of 2007 and 2010 has pretty much eliminated the price barrier for purchasing Microsoft Office. If you can live with less features, Libre Office is pretty good too and the price is unbeatable.
  14. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,384   +172

    Regarding Office 2010 usage, Microsoft introduced the starter edition, which comes for free on many laptops and is fully usable (but limited) as opposed to previous trial versions. Assuming Microsoft counts this version, it would certainly explain why more people are using Office than ever.

    As for alternative offices, my past experience with OpenOffice is that whenever you want to do something a little advanced, it fails to match MS Office. For example when I needed large spreadsheets I couldn't find anything that matched MS Office. Plus I found OpenOffice generally sluggish.

    And I agree that for everyday use SoftMaker Office is the best. It's currently my office suite of choice. It would still lose to MS Office for advanced stuff, but for home use I think it's the best.

    To put things in perspective, I have an irrational dislike to MS Office, and have been using other suites for ages even though I've had MS Office licenses, so when I say that I found MS Office better in some cases believe me that it doesn't come from bias, and that I really looked for alternatives at those times.
  15. Microsoft Office 2010 is just awesome. You can do more than you expect with this office suite. It's worth paying.
  16. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Our company has switched to Open/Libreoffice and I'm just glad we have old licenses for Office 2003. Doing anything with formula in the spreadsheet application gets painful fast in Libreoffice. And there are a lot of bugs or at least "quirks" that make it almost as painful to use as that bloody stupid UI Microsoft implemented in Office 2007. I still use 2003 but with compatibility addon from MS so I can work with xlsx files.
  17. Office 2010 ROCKS!

    Oh, and free alternatives don't have any equivalent to the single best Office app - OneNote!

    If you haven't used OneNote before, TRY IT! It will organize your life!
  18. Office 2010 has been great.
    Less deployment issues then its predecessors.
    I'm just waiting for service pack 1, or even an acknowledgement of some of the bugs.
  19. its likely to be used more than 2007, as most companies (that can afford it) are deploying new Win 7 systems with Office 2010 together to save time/money (but it can cause a huge issue for users, if you jump from 2003 & attempt the 64bit version), i just wish they would get their finger out with the service pack, as that's what holds up most businesses from doing the upgrade.

    We moved to 2007 in late 08, start of 09, took our time, planned and gave basic training/presentations to all staff. I'll wait till the end of the year before making any upgrade plans for our company.
  20. Come on boys !!!

    OpenOffice is OPEN and LibreOffice is LIBRE !!!

    Do you want more ?... then, spend your money !!!
  21. When is the release of Office 2010 SP1. IT was told in the last week of June but have not heard anything from Microsoft yet.
  22. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Talking of SP, it just showed up on my system update, so I guess I'll be checking this out soon, its roughly a 585 MB download by the way.
  23. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 930   +33

    i used to do some work through GO OpenOffice. the program is good enough for me. of course, I have tried MS Office XP, 2003, 2007 and 2010. they look better, they launch faster, but they also cost money.

    there's one thing I like about Office 2010: Starter version. Instead of 30-day trial on new notebooks and netbooks, i get free basic word and excel. sure you said it's damn basic. but unless you do some serious work, the starter word and excel will do.

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