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Microsoft Office 2013 First Impressions


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#1 OFFLINE   Mustang Dave

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:16 PM

Oh dear god what has Microsoft done. The new office versions seems to follow in the footsteps of the Windows 8 debacle. Designed for mobile, horrible on a desktop or laptop.

 

The various applications look completely bland and washed out (even when choosing either of the two gray option color schemes). The toolbar options are all in upper case is that even grammatically correct? This looks horrible and I consider this another step back by Microsoft.

 

What the heck is going on with this company right now.

 

Currently negotating with our software vendor to obtain an open software license agreement with downgrade rights to Office 2010 so we can avoid this version all together.

 

Hopefully your experiences and opinions differ. Enjoy.

 

 

 


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#2 OFFLINE   spartanstew

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:29 PM

Oh dear god what has Microsoft done. The new office versions seems to follow in the footsteps of the Windows 8 debacle. Designed for mobile, horrible on a desktop or laptop.
 
The various applications look completely bland and washed out (even when choosing either of the two gray option color schemes).


This seems to be a trend.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:25 PM

What did you expect?  When Micro$oft commits to a boner, they go all the way.

 

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:41 AM

And that, for the ordinary Joe, you can't easily get the previous version.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:04 AM

My company announced yesterday they WILL NOT upgrade to either Windows 8 or Office 2013. Shouldn't matter though, we only buy about 120,000 licenses from MS for each product.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:37 AM

LibreOffice looks like a pretty good free alternative to MS Office, at least for a home user.

 

There's no counterpart to Outlook, though, and Office macros won't work readily with LibreOffice.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:39 PM

open office here.. haven't had any trouble with docs..


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:54 AM

open office here.. haven't had any trouble with docs..

 

never work here, deal with to many MS office 2007 and above, tried it in a sandbox environment and it butchered the complex documents and spreadsheets that where created in Office



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:56 PM

Yep it is official we are avoiding this Office 2013 POS all together. We changed over to an open license agreement with Dell and are using the back date rights to continue to deploy Office 2010. 2013 and Windows 8 are an effed up mess. Please fix this software MS. Ok rant off.
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#10 OFFLINE   heathramos

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:19 AM

I played with Office 2013 some and its usable.

 

The only I haven't tested but I'm interested in is connecting Outlook 2013 from a laptop to our Exchange Server using Active Sync.

 

If that works well, I can turn off Outlook Anywhere.


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#11 OFFLINE   Mustang Dave

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:19 PM

I played with Office 2013 some and its usable.

 

The only I haven't tested but I'm interested in is connecting Outlook 2013 from a laptop to our Exchange Server using Active Sync.

 

If that works well, I can turn off Outlook Anywhere.

A typewriter is usable. :) The activesync does not work with Exchange server. Hard to believe I know. It is designed specifically for Microsoft's hosted email services.


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