It’s set the benchmark for office software since the early 1990s, is used by 400 million worldwide and is getting ready for its first major face-lift since 1997. Office 2007 will be commercially available for corporate customers on volume licensing plans by the end of the year, and to individuals and small businesses in January. But you don’t have to wait for that to make your own judgements about Microsoft’s biggest-ever Office overhaul – the product has reached its beta 2. We’ve explored all the major components of Office 2007 – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, InfoPath, Publisher and Access.
There are big changes in Office 2007 – most of which are designed to speed up your work under Microsoft’s bid to help you produce ‘better results, faster’. Over the following pages, we find out exactly what there is in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint to convince you to upgrade, and provide tutorials to get you up and running. We reveal where it will affect your work, and highlight areas where Microsoft needs to improve. We’ll tell you not only what’s good, but also what to watch out for and the issues for those who choose not to upgrade.
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This Feature appeared in the November, 2006 issue of PC & Tech Authority Magazine
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