Early Office 2010 Sales 'Disappointing'

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  1. HardOCP News

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    Apparently Office 2010 sales have been disappointing so far. Mind you, the numbers are better than Office 2007’s numbers…but analysts are still disappointed. Huh?!?

     
  2. JamesL

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    what? theres a office 2010?
     
  3. Cruiza

    Cruiza [H]ard|Gawd

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    Presumed Reasons:
    • People got turned off by Office 2007
    • It's not cheap
    • Google Docs and Open Office
    • Very little reason to upgrade from previous version
     
  4. [T5K]thrasher

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    I had no idea there was a 2010 Office. 2007 is fine, heck the one before that was great too.
     
  5. 450

    450 [H]ard as it Gets

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    I think this is the main reason.
     
  6. mustang_steve

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    2010 just came out....I'm getting pissed off that it's a SW download and you get a card with a license key. Customer call me asking where the hell it is, only to find out it's in the pile of junk they threw out since they assume all paper goods are junk.

    Rockin.......MS, please make one that will immediately go psycho and cock-punch anyone dumb enough to throw it away.
     
  7. jiminator

    jiminator Capt Obvious

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    who has done any reviews of office 2010? as a guess I would think it is just more useless features that still give no reason to move from 2003.
     
  8. Mephisto_kur

    Mephisto_kur 2[H]4U

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    They tweaked the interface quite nicely, actually. It makes a lot more sense after that idiotic 2007 setup they had going. I'm pretty pleased with it. ' course I don't actually pay for it. Maybe if I did I'd be less happy.
     
  9. eon

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    I can install it on my workstation at work for free but just dont care enough to bother with it. Plus not a fan of the ribbon.
     
  10. k1pp3r

    k1pp3r [H]ardness Supreme

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    Fixed that for you :)
     
  11. anthrex

    anthrex [H]ard|Gawd

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    I don't think I've seen much advertising for Office 2k10. Although I very well could be blind.

    Also I don't think Open Office had any effect on the sales whatsoever.
     
  12. heatlesssun

    heatlesssun [H]ard as it Gets

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    If you dig into it, this is a VERY deep product update on many fronts. For the average home user not a lot there and indeed there's the web and free versions. But for enterprise folks and those with investments in SharePoint and looking for extended collaboration abilities, this is a great suite.
     
  13. heatlesssun

    heatlesssun [H]ard as it Gets

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    This article is suffering from bipolar disorder, it has no idea what its trying to say.
     
  14. tronmaster

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    My reason after trying 2010 beta:

    [*]Very little reason to upgrade from previous version

    I did not see the need to spend money to go from 2007 to 2010.
     
  15. TheBuzzer

    TheBuzzer HACK THE WORLD!

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    cost too much, lower the price to 100 and that will sell better.
     
  16. colinstu

    colinstu 2[H]4U

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    There's so little difference between 07 and 10. It's just colored white instead of blue and the office button has been messed around with, and the menu it opens covers the whole f'ing window vs. a small menu.

    Oh, and they dumped a ribbon onto Outlook and Publisher.

    Whooopi...
     
  17. RangerXML

    RangerXML [H]ardness Supreme

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    Like it, hate it. If you have 2007, there is no point, if you have 2003, it works and you can't argue with free when it comes to Open Office and Google Docs. I have one computer where I can't for the life of me get Outlook 2010 x64 to start without locking up and there are virtually no resources on the web yet to help me debug this.
     
  18. heatlesssun

    heatlesssun [H]ard as it Gets

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    If you say there's no difference between Office 2007 and Office 2010 you simply don't know the products well.
     
  19. 1st Sgt. Burke

    1st Sgt. Burke Limp Gawd

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    Im sick of spending money to upgrade for MS software that I barely use but school/business requires....
     
  20. heatlesssun

    heatlesssun [H]ard as it Gets

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    Who said you had too? There's a new version, if you want it get it, if you don't then don't. And for students Office 2010 is less than a night of partying.
     
  21. Cruiza

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    No one has said there is no difference. It's just the actual differences are not enough to justify spending that much money for a vast majority of people. Most people have never and will never use a virtually endless list of Word and Excel features the way it is.
     
  22. SixtyWattMan

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    Anyone who thinks OpenOffice or GoogleDocs can replace MsOffice is bat shit fucking crazy.
     
  23. heatlesssun

    heatlesssun [H]ard as it Gets

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    I said earlier that average consumer won't see a lot of differnce, for not other reason that people don't even know what Office is TRULY capable of, particularly in Word and Excel. OneNote and Outlook are pretty big upgrades and Powerpoint has that web presentenation feature that I could see regular users finding very useful.

    However these are EXTREMELY complex an powerful products with so much capability that just saying, "no big deal" is just beyond simplistic. If you do anything intresting beside just type up text or balance a check book I can pretty much bet there's something there but I will admit that it might be hard to find.
     
  24. heatlesssun

    heatlesssun [H]ard as it Gets

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    Nothing much else to say about this subject. Even Google will tell you that Google Docs doesn't replace office but might in situations were you don't need Office's nearly limitless capabilities.
     
  25. SixtyWattMan

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    Someone in this thread implied it could =P I've used Google Docs and it definitely has it's place. OpenOffice is so awful I don't even think it can replace notepad though. :p
     
  26. DeathPrincess

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    Youre partying all wrong. Get someone else to pay.
     
  27. FingerSlut

    FingerSlut Gawd

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    2010 doesn't take an eternity to load, its generally faster in its operation than 2007.

    The layout is completely different though, its more efficient but some folks don't want to relearn the menus.
     
  28. heatlesssun

    heatlesssun [H]ard as it Gets

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    LOL!:D
     
  29. heatlesssun

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    OpenOffice is dead. It can't touch MS Office and you've got Google Docs and now even free MS Office on the web and a free fat client version. OpenOffice simply has no real spot to fill.
     
  30. heatlesssun

    heatlesssun [H]ard as it Gets

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    Yes the is the #1 complaint from power users. There is ONE very nifty thing about the Ribbon, it actually makes Office work GREAT on a touch screen device. In fact this is one BIG change that you won't find in any review because the average IT talking head doesn't know what the fuck they're talking about because most simply don't know technology as well as they pretend to.

    Run Office 2007 on a touch screen, then Office 2010. I have and its a HUGE difference how much better it works. Office 2003 with the classic menus, you can but its not very pleasant. Granted this mainly applies to Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and of course OneNote. OneNote has undergone a LOT of changes and it works VERY well on a touch screen. Access, Publisher and Project pretty much still suck with a touch interface but then a touch screen isn't really an efficient interface for these tools anyway.

    Office is a VERY sophisticated tool and simple statements like "not much has changed" are simply without meaning. You really have to understand the user, the needs of that user and the environment. If you wanted an iPad for instance to do document creation, not that a lot of people do just saying, you'd be better off with Office 2010 on a Tablet PC as its the BEST touch enabled office automation there is. Sure Pages will look a little slicker until you want to go print or scan something.
     
  31. THRESHIN

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    i still see very little reason to upgrade from office 2000. yes i said 2000.

    i remember in college i did a rather extensive course on excel. it wasnt too difficult, but did just about everything with it you can. at the time office xp (2003) had just come out.

    guess what i used for the entire course? excel 97
     
  32. jamesman32

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    You know what else is disappointing about Office 2010? The lack of legitimate torrents I can find for it.
     
  33. 450

    450 [H]ard as it Gets

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    What OS are you running? Does Office 2000 work on Windows Vista/7 well?
     
  34. Rizen

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    Steve, pretty sure you read the article wrong. It says first two weeks of sales were worse than Office 2007, but that it's selling more so far than Office 2007 has during 2010. Well, duh..
     
  35. ianken

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    I like the new office. Open office? If you want abandonware that looks like it's from 1997 then go for it. google docs is pretty cool but not nearly as robust.
     
  36. setekh

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    HAH! You must have a narrow notion of nearly limitless.

    Still, there is no denying it is a great productivity suite.
     
  37. ianken

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    Oh, and pretty sure there was no recession in 97. And of course there is the obvious : analysts are retards.
     
  38. heatlesssun

    heatlesssun [H]ard as it Gets

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    Really, you can dig and dig and dig into Office and find something new everyday. The biggest problem with Office as a suite is that is so complex I don't think that the average person understands how to use even 30% of it, even a lot of self-proclaimed power users.
     
  39. heatlesssun

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    * Whatever the national debt is at the moment.:D

    Mainstream IT journalism is for practical purposes useless.
     
  40. techie81

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    2003 does all that I need and moar.