I just finished reading an article about Office 2010. It has some new features and lots of polish. Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report is the article. I’ve read his stuff before and he does a nice job. He claims to be a Microsoft skeptic but feels Office 2010 is worth purchasing. This article is the first of a series in which he apparently will defend his feeling that “why wouldn’t you want to upgrade?”.
My contention is that if what your using works for you, whether it is Office 2003, 2007, Works or Open Office, why change? Office is always expensive. Follow Bott’s blog and if he points out a feature that will make your life easier, better or just more fun, by all means run out and upgrade. However if this is just one more layer of sweet, sticky icing on an already enormous cake, who needs it?
If there is no emotional satisfaction, increased productivity or cost justification, why would you want to upgrade?
Of course everyone is entitled to their own opinion. This is a link to Microsoft’s press release on Office 2010. Read and watch it, go to the Office 2010 site, download the Beta and you decide.
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