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SimonMac
22nd September 2015, 17:23
Released "properly" today, I have it though my MSDN account (thank you Ex-Ex-ClientCo), but it seems again very heavily pitched to the online Office 365 integration.

DimPrawn
22nd September 2015, 19:06
Does anyone still use/care about MS Office?


New features in the Windows release include the ability to create, open, edit, and save files in the cloud straight from the desktop, a new search tool for commands available in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook named "Tell Me", and co-authoring in real time with users connected to Office Online

The user interface design of Office 2016 is relatively unchanged from its predecessor, Office 2013.

Wow!

suityou01
22nd September 2015, 19:22
Does anyone still use/care about MS Office?



Wow!

What does the mighty crustacean use?

AtW
22nd September 2015, 19:57
Have they fixed that ribbon problem yet?

I am still on Office 2003 and it's great, considerably improvement on Office 97

stek
22nd September 2015, 21:32
Have they fixed that ribbon problem yet?

I am still on Office 2003 and it's great, considerably improvement on Office 97

Office 4.3 Std. on it's 26 floppies or Pro. (with Access!!) on 32?

Number of times I've had to that, bit behind this clientco....

Sysman
23rd September 2015, 06:09
Does anyone still use/care about MS Office?

Nope.

The move to distributing documents in PDF has relieved many of the burden of needing Office for document exchange.

DimPrawn
23rd September 2015, 08:10
What does the mighty crustacean use?

MS Office 2007. And I sure won't be upgrading, would switch to a free solution if the need arises.

kevpuk
23rd September 2015, 10:36
Meh! Nothing new here, quite happy with WordStar for day-to-day.....and VisiCalc still runs sweet :)

:tumble:

stek
23rd September 2015, 13:08
How much is an MSDN licence anyway? Much as I don't want anything MS I need Visio and it's not fecking cheap.

SteelyDan
24th September 2015, 13:18
Much as I don't want anything MS I need Visio and it's not fecking cheap.

Had a look at MSO-2016 yesterday; Based on how I use it, I can't see anything which improves on what I have already in MSO-2013, and as for Visio...zilch changes as far as I could make out.
The only immediate difference I could see was that 'colour' is back as an option (blue header for Word, green for Excel), but dark grey and white remain, and maybe some subtle changes to Outlook, none of which made me feel I needed to upgrade/shell-out courtesy of My Co. Underwhelmed, much like I was with Win 10 tbh.:ohwell

DimPrawn
24th September 2015, 13:37
Had a look at MSO-2016 yesterday; Based on how I use it, I can't see anything which improves on what I have already in MSO-2013, and as for Visio...zilch changes as far as I could make out.
The only immediate difference I could see was that 'colour' is back as an option (blue header for Word, green for Excel), but dark grey and white remain, and maybe some subtle changes to Outlook, none of which made me feel I needed to upgrade/shell-out courtesy of My Co. Underwhelmed, much like I was with Win 10 tbh.:ohwell

For company that sits in the shadows of Apple, Google, @rsebook, Tw@tter, etc, with tired old products, they still seem to coin it in....

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BBp4_-b5fn4/VMbZix2d9OI/AAAAAAAAMfE/gg5e38O5cS4/w939-h639/MSFT%2BRevenue%2B2015-01-26.png

gables
24th September 2015, 15:37
For company that sits in the shadows of Apple, Google, @rsebook, Tw@tter, etc, with tired old products, they still seem to coin it in....



I guess they'll be in the shadows of those in terms of 'cool' stuff and hype etc, but in the world I work they're very much not in the shadows - must piss off the cool brigade no end :grin

Snarf
25th September 2015, 21:10
How much is an MSDN licence anyway? Much as I don't want anything MS I need Visio and it's not fecking cheap.

It's a lot more than buying visio stand alone!!
Theres different subscriptions luckily my old subscription from a permie role still works (about 8-10K a year that costs them!)

stek
25th September 2015, 22:06
It's a lot more than buying visio stand alone!!
Theres different subscriptions luckily my old subscription from a permie role still works (about 8-10K a year that costs them!)

Visio is £216 on top of Office 365, back in the day MSDN was about £150 a year - loads of CD's!!!! Talking late 90's.....

SimonMac
26th September 2015, 06:58
How much is an MSDN licence anyway? Much as I don't want anything MS I need Visio and it's not fecking cheap.

More than I'd be willing to pay, but as I'm getting it for free it's great value :laugh

xoggoth
26th September 2015, 09:41
2007 does all I want.

Found yesterday I could import a CSV format webpage into Excel. Shoved it all into a macro and now I can download all the sales data from my website's database with click of a button. Took me about 45 min. You can do just about everything in Excel with a bit of VBA.

lilelvis2000
27th September 2015, 17:31
For company that sits in the shadows of Apple, Google, @rsebook, Tw@tter, etc, with tired old products, they still seem to coin it in....

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BBp4_-b5fn4/VMbZix2d9OI/AAAAAAAAMfE/gg5e38O5cS4/w939-h639/MSFT%2BRevenue%2B2015-01-26.png

Tightening of licence regs. , vast increases in licence costs, cha ching!

Yonmons
13th October 2015, 14:13
I try and keep up to date, as I end up (not directly) supporting it, in some way shape or form. My next GIG will involved the migration of in excess of 12000 users to office 365 in a Banking environment, the cloud is on its way in a big way, be their or be square ! The days of expensive Exchange Admins and such are rapidly drawing to a close.