We just got some new version of Outlook. It took me 20 minutes to figure out that the menu selection I perceived as most prominent was not the one that was selected, which meant it took me 20 minutes to figure out how to send a @#$%!!! email. NOT intuitive and completely contrary to the argument that users already "know" Office.
The problem with Safari isn't just download speed. For some reason the rendering engine in Safari seems to really bog down when drawing vector graphics.
there is a troubling trend in that software is continued to be devaluated. First through the Open Source movement, then through introduction of relatively low priced App store models and free Ad based models and social networks. Companies which make their money purely from SW products (w/o adds) are finding it hard to convince people to pay a premium for their offerings and make compelling updated versions worthy of upgrade. Many are going to a forced subscription models like Adobe and Microsoft because of this upgrade issue. I'm not sure it will be successful based on the backlash I have observed from users. I fear that pure SW companies as we know it are in trouble.
You realize that O365 is one of MS's fastest growing businesses right now? It is a $2.5 Billion business for MS and growing.
all 20000 people doing serious financial analysis using Office. Impressive. What do they do for fun?
Here is an interesting article regarding Google apps for education:
this last point is very good. Also a reason not to upgrade to a new version of Office or Windows for some people.
Agreed. Human inertia explains so many things.
At my office, most people use Office in very non-demanding ways, including some curious ones - a manager who takes all of his meeting notes in Powerpoint, for example. Very few exercise anything near 20% of the suite's features and functions, and easily more than 90% of what is done could be accomplished using Google Drive, Apple Pages/Numbers, or other products.
But that doesn't matter. This is a 30-year-old tech company, and many of the people here are still clinging to Windows XP and Office 2003. The reason is simple: they don't like change. Period. It doesn't matter that there are better/simpler/cheaper products to them, or even that newer systems are far more stable and secure - it's change, and they have a lot of personal capital invested in stuff learned long, long ago.
Hilarious! You're happy for Google to read your emails but not your spreadsheets? It's like saying to Satan that you're happy for him to gently hold red hot pokers against your eyes, but tickling your feet? That's a big no no.
I should have rephrased my post to show my disgust in that Google already reads my email. I stopped using Gmail when it was revealed that they read all my messages. However, that doesn't stop them from reading messages I send to gmail users. Big brother is here as Google and there are few privacy laws to limit their snooping activities.
I should have rephrased my post to show my disgust in that Google already reads my email. I stopped using Gmail when it was revealed that they read all my messages.