Its clear that Microsoft Office offers something for everyone because consumers, business users and IT pros use it in equal measure. The latest version, Microsoft Office 2010, adds many new features to popular programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel, including new lightweight versions and online collaboration functionality. But with a range of free and competing options currently available, is the venerable Office still a must-have productivity suite?
TechnologyGuide.com and SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com take a hard look at Office 2010, from both a business and consumer perspective, to provide technical insight and in-depth evaluations that will hopefully help your buying decision.
Office for the Enterprise
This resource from SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com includes articles and insight that examine Office 2010 with a enterprise business model in mind. Learn about some new features, including PowerPivot, a business intelligence add-on for Excel 2010, and why Office 2010 could be hard sell for most enterprises.
NotebookReview.com Software Office 2010 Evaluation
Word 2007 featured drastic design changes from previous versions, most notably with the ribbon interface. Does Word 2010 take it a step further with new features and functionality? Read Notebookreview.com\’s critique of Office 2010s crown jewel.
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 has many major improvements over previous versions of the presentation software. What are they and are the changes enough to justify purchasing Office 2010?
Get NBR\’s take on Microsoft Office 2010 Starter Edition, the free, ad-supported and lightweight productivity suite shipping with new Windows PCs. Does it offer a business user enough to serve as a reasonable Office substitute?
Even though Word and Outlook featured more major changes than Microsoft\’s spreadsheet offering, Excel received some substantive tweaks. Find out all about them, and whether they make for a better program, in NBR\’s Excel 2010 review.
NBR examines the Outlook Social Connector, aka \”People Pane,\” a social media tool new to Outlook 2010. Is Microsoft targeting Facebook and Gmail with the new feature?
- Outlook 2010 Review