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The road to Office 2010

Office 2010 is something of a conundrum. First the good news: it is the fastest selling version of Office in history, according to US analyst Forrester. Half of the businesses the firm surveyed in March had started the migration process, and the “vast majority” of the rest planned to upgrade in the future. According to Gartner …
Lucy Sherriff, 20 Oct 2011
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Pick the right tools for your Office 2010 migration

Microsoft reports the take-up of Office 2010 is the fastest for a software product in the company’s history. All well and good, but some doubters remain. Microsoft is keen to mop up migration and has assembled a bag of tools to smooth the process. The company’s in-house tech evangelist, Simon May, refers to Office 2010 …
Lucy Sherriff, 12 Oct 2011
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Microsoft releases first service pack for Office 2010

Microsoft released Office 2010 service pack 1 earlier this week, while it was trying to capture the world's attention with its cloudy Office 365 effort. The company pushed out a private beta build of the code in November last year to a select bunch of testers through its MS Connect web portal. Office 2010 SP1 arrives just one …
Kelly Fiveash, 29 Jun 2011
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Microsoft pings first Office 2010 service pack beta at testers

Updated Microsoft has released a private test build of the first service pack for its Office 2010 product to a select bunch through its MS Connect web portal. Testers received an email from Redmond in which they were invited to download beta build 14.0.6011.1000 from Microsoft’s site. WinRumours was first to report the arrival of the …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Nov 2010
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Office 2010 retail sales shaken, not stirred

Early sales of Microsoft’s Office 2010 proved somewhat “disappointing” in the first two weeks that the software hit retail shelves, according to research outfit NPD Group. NPD’s weekly tracking service found that units and dollars were down from Office 2007’s first two weeks of sales. Despite that, the company said Microsoft’s …
Kelly Fiveash, 14 Jul 2010
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Sysadmin blog When you unify the user experience, there's going to be fallout. Homogenising the hardware and software environments means change, and sometimes users react badly to change. I have been ordered to roll out Office 2010 this summer, and I know I have several users who are going to hate it. Helping them through the transition is …
Trevor Pott, 14 Jul 2010
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Microsoft quietly readies small biz version of Office 2010

Microsoft looks set to release a small business version of Office 2010 for emerging markets, but is currently remaining silent on the issue even though alleged screenshots of the software package have appeared online. Smart Max News and My Digital Life both reported yesterday that an Office Small Business Basics 2010 SKU - …
Kelly Fiveash, 30 Jun 2010
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Microsoft badmouths Google competition - again

The days of Microsoft being able to ignore the competition or overstep “dirty words” are long gone, as evidenced by a corporate Office 2010 blog post written by the company’s customer service and support veep yesterday. Perhaps Barbara Gordon has heeded the cry from her workmate Frank X Shaw, who late last week urged Microsoft …
Kelly Fiveash, 29 Jun 2010
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Microsoft throws Office 2010 at shoppers

Microsoft's Office 2010 has hit retail stores with consumers being hailed as the suite's savior. The latest edition of Microsoft's suite hit high-street retailers and online merchants Tuesday in three flavors for the general public. Office 2010 is available or the first time as download with activation via a key card in …
Gavin Clarke, 15 Jun 2010
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Was Microsoft's Office 2010 worth killing Clippy?

Microsoft Office earned $4.2 billion revenue in the first three months of 2010, only a little behind the Windows client at $4.4 billion, according to the company's most recent earnings release. The figures show the suite remains deeply embedded in the business world, despite the availability of free or much cheaper …
Tim Anderson, 12 May 2010
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MS hopes biz punters will guzzle Office 2010

Microsoft has launched the business version of its Office 2010 productivity suite, alongside its all-important sidekick SharePoint 2010. Redmond, which typically launches its tech in waves, won’t make the consumer version of the software generally available until 15 June. The company’s biz division boss, Stephen Elop, kicked …
Kelly Fiveash, 12 May 2010
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Salesforce extends 'sympathy' to Microsoft on Office launch

A senior EMEA director at Salesforce.com has claimed Microsoft Office "sucks productivity" just as the software giant gears up for the launch of its latest version this afternoon. Tim Barker declared that Salesforce has no intention of moving into the productivity suite crowd currently occupied by Microsoft. Barker, who is …
Kelly Fiveash, 12 May 2010
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3 tries to tempt mobile broadband buyers with MS Office

Mobile phone network 3 today said it will offer its mobile broadband customers a copy of Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007 for a penny less than £60. Microsoft's RRP for Office Home & Student is £100, but the software suite is widely available for a lot less than that - around the £60 price that 3 is charging, in fact, so …
Tony Smith, 8 Mar 2010
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Microsoft delivers official Word on Office 2010 'tech guarantee' plan

Microsoft has kicked off its Office 2010 "technology guarantee" plan, details of which the company prematurely let slip in February. In addition Redmond also confirmed late last week that it would roll out the red carpet for its upcoming suite of office products with a business launch planned for 12 May. The company is …
Kelly Fiveash, 8 Mar 2010
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Microsoft ties SharePoint into application-virtualization play

Microsoft's application virtualization software - App-V - has been updated to fully support the up-coming next edition of Office. On Monday, the company delivered App-V 4.6, the first release of its application virtualization software engineered - it claimed - to work closely with Office. App-V is a component of Microsoft's …
Gavin Clarke, 22 Feb 2010
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MS botches Office 2010 prices, hikes Professional by £30

Microsoft got its sums wrong on the price tag for the boxed version of Office Professional 2010, forcing it to hike the product by £30. The company revealed UK prices for its Office 2010 editions yesterday, but mistakenly priced the off-the-shelf Professional version to retail at £399.99. "Following the announcement on UK …
Kelly Fiveash, 17 Feb 2010
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Microsoft guns for 2-for-1 sales with 'pre-installed' Office 2010 deal

Microsoft has finally dished up UK prices for its forthcoming Office 2010 suite. The software vendor revealed US prices in January, and at the same time confirmed that customers who bought Office 2010 pre-installed by OEMs rather than purchasing an off-the-shelf copy stood to save a few bucks to boot. Microsoft will be …
Kelly Fiveash, 17 Feb 2010
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MS hits Office 2010 upgrade program button prematurely

Microsoft let slip details about its Office 2010 “technology guarantee” plan yesterday. The apparent PR gaffe revealed that the software vendor would kick off the program on 5 March. Office 2010 is expected to hit retail in June this year, but Microsoft hasn’t yet confirmed an official date for its next big consumer product …
Kelly Fiveash, 5 Feb 2010

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