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Office 2013 vs. Office 2010: Compare and Contrast

by Guy Creese  |  July 17, 2012  |  Comments Off

Following is a high-level comparison of Office 2013 vs. Office 2010 based on yesterday’s announcement. This is not a comprehensive list, but rather some highlights. File formats: The same. User interface: Office 2013 is much more tablet (touch and stylus) friendly. It’s also much cleaner: the UI is less cluttered and the chrome is gone. […]

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At the Office 15 Announcement

by Guy Creese  |  July 16, 2012  |  Comments Off

I’m at the announcement event for Microsoft Office 15. It’s being held at the Metreon in San Francisco. I’ll try and give a semi-running commentary of the announcement, assuming I can type fast enough, the Wi-Fi stays up, and my laptop battery lasts. Before Steve Ballmer comes on stage they’re flashing quotes up on the […]

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Product Evolution: From Useful Features to Visceral Delight

by Guy Creese  |  July 15, 2012  |  1 Comment

Over the years, how vendors build a high tech product has changed. In the early days (the 60s, 70s, and 80s), their strategy was, “Users will take what we give ‘em.” If you didn’t like the 80 columns and 24 rows of your green screen terminal — tough. You were lucky to even have a […]

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