Office 2010 scheduled for June release

By Jos ยท 41 replies
Nov 30, 2009
  1. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish TS Rookie Posts: 79

    I've tried some preview version that was available - it worked good and looked better than Office 2007, but dunno if it's worth the upgrade.

    The 2007 edition works just as good.
  2. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +903

    @Vrmithrax: I even use O2007 in "full screen mode" without the toolbars, put everything I need on the title bar and plus the right click floating menu that appears I have everything at hand and lots of free screen =)

    It's just a matter of customizing the UI. Although I do hope this version kicks arse.

    To that only one who says office is a dinosaur waiting for extinction, it really made my day :p When people stop ussing office people will stop using windows.
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523



    Oh well, when I stated the same thing. EXACTLY ONE WEEK AGO, I must have just been ignored or something?
    Thanks to the folks (ie ME) at TechSpot, that found this out already
    I wonder if Neowin found my post and copied it?
    Obviously me having 1700 posts over at Neowin doesn't make them respect me at all
    Although I would like that STAFF here at TechSpot would give me a mention every now and then :mad:

    Oh well, why do I bother :rolleyes:
  4. ken777

    ken777 TS Rookie Posts: 103

    I'm using Office 2007 now and downloaded the 2010 beta to try out. Looks a little nicer, but didn't really seem all that different from Office 2007. Decided to switch back and stick with 2007 for now.
  5. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    I barely even use office programs that much these days, but 2007 will likely be my suite for a while.
  6. Razerblade

    Razerblade TS Rookie Posts: 117

    I have been running the Beta for some time now and I haven't noticed a huge difference between 2007 and 2010. The only major difference is Outlook now has the Ribbon Bar. I'm not sure i will be paying money for this upgrade as there are no real improvements!
  7. yorro

    yorro TS Booster Posts: 251

    I've been using 2010 for quite some time now, they really improved a lot. You guys should read the improvements on 2010 before making your insults and judgements
  8. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,352   +293

    Heh... I think you forgot who you are trying to convince... Remember the big confusion debacle when Vista came out and had so many weird variations that it was giving consumers aneurisms trying to figure it all out? Hey, new Windows coming out, the MUST have learned from that and simplified the whole thing, right? Right??? (Is it just my imagination, or are there actually MORE variations of Windows 7 than there were Vista?)

    The "One Version" philosophy only works in a company that doesn't put profit ahead of all else, because there are too many upgrade options and ways to nickel and dime their customers to death when there is a convoluted mess of a bazillion different levels of the same product. MS will never simplify and streamline, there's less money to be made from that.
  9. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 529   +7

    No real anticipation here. The only MS "office" products that i am stuck using right now are Project and Visio for work. Other then that i use OpenOffice at work and home. I don't have a problem with Office as it is a good & powerfull product , just Microsoft's draconian licensing practices that are straight from my Microeconomics text book on how to get the most money out of people by playing the supply/demand curve.
  10. bugejakurt

    bugejakurt TS Booster Posts: 158   +15

    I've tried Office 2010 Beta 64 Bit. Quite some interesting updates, but almost the same as previous versions of Office. Not a major change to invest money on.
  11. Heretic

    Heretic TS Rookie Posts: 37

    Pffffft OpenOffice is the way to go. Screw MS.
  12. Nirkon

    Nirkon TS Enthusiast Posts: 202

    I think its a step in the right direction in terms of the starter edition,
    but im not sure in terms of what is free, that it beats open office...
  13. Se7enVII

    Se7enVII TS Rookie Posts: 49

    I've been using the beta and before that I used the technical preview. I am highly impressed with 2010 -- native 64 bit is nice. Office 2010 also seems to load faster than previous versions and I like the consistency in the UI now. The auto-expand/collapse features are also welcomed features.
  14. claycc

    claycc TS Rookie Posts: 43

    I am still running Office 03 on my machines. It is hard to want to upgrade when it does everything I need it to do. It is interesting that they will have a free version. I wonder how it will compare to Open Office.
  15. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +903

    One of the most notorious things between 2003-2007 is the file format size changes, this is really one of the things that made 2007 a must improvement on companies.
  16. vangrat

    vangrat TS Rookie Posts: 223

    Is it sad that I know organisations that are still using office 2000...
  17. buttus

    buttus TS Enthusiast Posts: 180

    Microsoft is really flying along and hitting their targeted commitments for both Win 7 and Office 2010. It seems like Office 2007 was just released and yet here we are with the next version already coming down the pipe.
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