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Office 2010 Technology Guarantee In Play

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by LarryFlowers, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Mar 5, 2010 #1 of 19
    LarryFlowers

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    Purchase Microsoft Office 2007 products between now and Sept 30, 2010 and the upgrade to Office 2010 will be a free download. Read more at http://blogs.technet.com/office2010/archive/2010/03/04/get-office-today-or-tomorrow.aspx

    Office 2010, Project 2010, Visio 2010 & Sharepoint 2010 are feature complete and will be released to manufacturing next month (April) with the Business launch scheduled for May 12, 2010.

    The consumer launch of the 2010 family of products is slated for June, 2010.

    You can download Office 2010 Beta (feature complete) now at http://www.microsoft.com/office/2010/en/default.aspx

    I have been running this software for quite a while now and the long awaited major revision to Outlook has happened and I am addicted to it.

    EDIT:NOTE: This will be the first version of Office to come in 32 AND 64 bit versions.


    Larry
     
  2. Mar 5, 2010 #2 of 19
    dave29

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    Looks cool, and I just upgraded to 07 last year. :lol:
     
  3. Mar 5, 2010 #3 of 19
    Marlin Guy

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    Are they changing the default document file type again, so nobody can open your files?
    If so, when will the compatibility packs for older versions be out?
     
  4. Mar 5, 2010 #4 of 19
    Stuart Sweet

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    I think it still uses the same formats. I understand your bitterness, we all went through it, but the XML file formats are really a better choice for moving forward.
     
  5. Mar 5, 2010 #5 of 19
    CopyCat

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    And you can always choose "Save As" and change back to the older formats until everyone catches up
     
  6. Mar 5, 2010 #6 of 19
    LarryFlowers

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    I have no difficulty sending files created in Office 2010 to other users of Office 2007.

    NOTE: This will be the first version of Office to come in 32 AND 64 bit versions.
     
  7. Mar 5, 2010 #7 of 19
    Stuart Sweet

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    A fine achievement but I'm not completely sure that Office needs 64-bit processing power. Powerpoint, maybe.
     
  8. Mar 5, 2010 #8 of 19
    tunce

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    Yeah, I agree with Stuart - its just text and some low-res pictures embedded. Some very elaborate powerpoint presentations maybe would take advantage of it but even those should be moved to a more appropriate "video" application.

    Well at least the apps will launch fast! :)
     
  9. Mar 5, 2010 #9 of 19
    dmurphy

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    So what's so new-and-cool about Outlook 2010?

    I'm (of course!) still an Apple guy, and think Keynote kicks PowerPoint's ass, but I have to use Outhouse for work and I have to say... Outlook '07 is a MAJOR upgrade over the previous versions.

    So what's so compelling about 2010 over '07?
     
  10. Grentz

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    Its really for excel actually. Depending on how you use it, excel can use a LOT of power ;)
     
  11. LarryFlowers

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    So very true, I have seen excel spreadsheets that required hours for recalculations and 64 bit will make that problem go away.

    One of my clients is an accountant know for his complex spreadsheets and he had me recently build a PC for him designed specifically to take advantage of this.

    Much as I dislike the application personally, I imagine that there will also be benefits to Access users as well.
     
  12. LarryFlowers

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    For those of you with cell phones that sync with Outlook, approach this change carefully... In GENERAL here is what seems to be the state of affairs:

    If you are currently running Outlook 2007 and you are syncing with your cell phone, many users have reported success using the upgrade method of installation, which will only allow for the 32 bit version as there is no upgrade from 32 to 64 bit.

    I have seen no success with 64 bit.

    I suspect all of this will be quickly resolved after RTM.
     
  13. HDJulie

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    I specifically didn't install the 64-bit version of the Beta because of the syncing issue with iTunes. The 32-bit version has given me no problems.
     
  14. Marlin Guy

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    Then why upgrade? :lol:
     
  15. dpeters11

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    Sounds like Paul Thurrott: "I have really big spreadsheet needs."
     
  16. TBlazer07

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    Can you DOWNGRADE from OUTLOOK 2010 to 2007 if needed? Are the PST file formats the same?
     
  17. LarryFlowers

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    Haven't seen an answer to this question yet, and it certainly is valid. Until we get an answer though, before you upgrade simply export the .pst file from Outlook 2007 into a folder you designate as a backup. If there is an issue you can install from this backup.
     
  18. HDJulie

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    I had to downgrade one of my computers at work. When you upgrade, Outlook tells you that it is going to change the profile. That change cannot be undone so when you downgrade, you will have to set up a new profile. My pst files were created with Oulook 2002 & it seems that Outlook 2007 did not convert them when I upgraded to it & Outlook 2010 didn't touch them either. They are listed as Outlook 1997 - 2002 data file pst files. There is also a pst selection that says just Outlook Data File that I assume is what came with 2007. My newer archives are created with that. I had no problems downgrading from 2010 to 2007 other than having to reset up the profile.
     
  19. kevinwmsn

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    I think them offering a 64 bit of Office is a good way to go. An app would need to be 64 bit to see all 4 gigs or higher of RAM. With the amount of memory some these apps are using today the amount available for apps is getting smaller. MS has been offering 64 bit Operating systems for a while, I'm waiting for them to quit offering 32 bit OS.
     

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