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Windows 7: MS Office 7 or Office 10


21 Sep 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
MS Office 7 or Office 10

So other than making Microsoft some more cash whats "better" about Office 2010 over Office 2007 ????

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21 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Outlook 2010 has the ribbon bar interface, and it has a variety of conversation sorting modes. Other than that, I see (or rather use) very little difference between 2007 and 2010. I wouldn't spend any of my own personal money to upgrade if it were me.
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21 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you use IMAP e-mail, Outlook 2010 certainly improves its functionality as it functions like any normal Inbox with a "Deleted Items" folder. Additionally, and this may just be my experience but I feel the 2010 version is a bit faster and lighter. Also, as minor as "Open Recent Files" may seen, it really helps out a lot at work as I work with very common spreadsheets and Word documents.
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23 Sep 2010   #4

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Hi there
I think the main advantage will be in the FUTURE for "Collabaration" type software and of course running in 64 bit mode.

Outlook 2010 is fiendishly SLOW in starting if you aren't connected to the internet since it always tries to connect to the mail server and retrieve the mail WHATEVER you specify on not wanting an automatic connection.

The DELETE works as it should do -- with 2007 you see a line through the "deleted items" and you then have to go to edit===>purge to delete them for IMAP stuff.
Not a big deal however. With 2010 delete actually deletes the mail directly.


For an ordinary user I'd say keep your money for the moment -- there aren't enough differences to make it a worthwhile upgrade. In fact even Office 2003 is good enough for 99.99% of tasks most people will want to do.

If you have technet or can get a copy via work then Office 2010 is fine but as for an individual --I'm not sure if the upgrade is worth the money at the extra time. Buy more RAM or another HDD if money is burning a hole in your pocket.


Cheers
jimbo
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23 Sep 2010   #5

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
I think the main advantage will be in the FUTURE for "Collabaration" type software and of course running in 64 bit mode.

Outlook 2010 is fiendishly SLOW in starting if you aren't connected to the internet since it always tries to connect to the mail server and retrieve the mail WHATEVER you specify on not wanting an automatic connection.

The DELETE works as it should do -- with 2007 you see a line through the "deleted items" and you then have to go to edit===>purge to delete them for IMAP stuff.
Not a big deal however. With 2010 delete actually deletes the mail directly.


For an ordinary user I'd say keep your money for the moment -- there aren't enough differences to make it a worthwhile upgrade. In fact even Office 2003 is good enough for 99.99% of tasks most people will want to do.

If you have technet or can get a copy via work then Office 2010 is fine but as for an individual --I'm not sure if the upgrade is worth the money at the extra time. Buy more RAM or another HDD if money is burning a hole in your pocket.


Cheers
jimbo
Good sound advice
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23 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
For an ordinary user I'd say keep your money for the moment -- there aren't enough differences to make it a worthwhile upgrade. In fact even Office 2003 is good enough for 99.99% of tasks most people will want to do.
+1. I agree with this. Nicely stated.
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23 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there

For an ordinary user I'd say keep your money for the moment -- there aren't enough differences to make it a worthwhile upgrade. In fact even Office 2003 is good enough for 99.99% of tasks most people will want to do.

Cheers
jimbo
These things you're sayin hurt Microsoft deeply.
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23 Sep 2010   #8

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks everybody for your pointers -

Youve helped me make up mind; that for the time being I'll keep my Office 2007. I hear Microsoft is already working on an Office 2014 !!!!!! LoL

Cheers
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24 Sep 2010   #9

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there

For an ordinary user I'd say keep your money for the moment -- there aren't enough differences to make it a worthwhile upgrade. In fact even Office 2003 is good enough for 99.99% of tasks most people will want to do.

Cheers
jimbo
These things you're sayin hurt Microsoft deeply.
Maybe that's why they reduced the nr of keys in technet subscriptions but that's another story.

MS with its office products is actually looking to the workplace rather than individual users. There's plenty of cheapish (legal Home and Student) versions of Office 2010 around for those that either have new machines or really want to try it out.

Remember these Student versions don't have OUTLOOK in them so you'll need another email client.

As I posted previously for a home user who already has OFFICE 2007 or even OFFICE 2003 I'd wait until something a bit more exciting appears -- say WINDOWS 8 with MS OFFICE 2014.

I think actually naming products with a year in them such as say Office 2007 or Windows Server 2003 isn't a good idea -- however if it is intended to frighten people into thinking the products are old and decrepit so they upgrade then that strategy has quite clearly failed.

I'm still running Windows 2003 server -- excellent and have no reason to upgrade it anytime soon for my server stuff.

Cheers
jimbo
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24 Sep 2010   #10

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post

Maybe that's why they reduced the nr of keys in technet subscriptions but that's another story.

Cheers
jimbo
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