ZDNet blogger Ed Bott’s comparing Microsoft Office 2010 to Windows 7, saying it gives the productivity suite the same kind of polish and upgrade that Win7 gave to Vista.
Bott’s invested in Office – he’s written 10 books on the software suite and six months using the new version launching May 12.
A sample of today’s post:
It is true that the core programs in Office–Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint–are mature, as befits their age. There are only a handful of truly new features to be found, which I point out in the balance of this post. Much of the work in Office 2010 is cleanup and polishing, smoothing over rough edges, making common features work the same across apps, improving performance. In some striking ways, Office 2010 is to its predecessor as Windows 7 is to Windows Vista.
But one of the best tidbits was in the blog’s comments, where someone called out the special $59 deal on Office 2010 that college students can get, using a special discount on Office 2007 that includes an upgrade to the new suite.