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349 of 392 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly Dumb Pricing, July 18, 2010
This review is from: Microsoft Office Professional 2010 - 2PC/1User (Disc Version) (CD-ROM)
The company I work for upgraded to MS Office Professional 2010. "Surgery100 ADJ" did a nice job on the review of MS Office 2010. I really don't have much to add. But what I will add is that there is not a snowball's chance I will pay such a high price for an upgrade for two reasons: 1. I am satisfied enough with MS Office 2007 and I feel compelled to make a principled stand in not buying this product due to the price. Are the people at Microsoft completely clueless about the current state of the economy? And I don't see the economy getting much better soon. 2. The benefit for the cost is simply not there. After the Vista fiasco, I would think that Microsoft would be more accommodating with their long time customers rather than trying to extort them.

I wish nobody would purchase MS Office 2010 until Microsoft comes to their senses. I know this isn't a good product review; and I fully expect to receive quite a few "Not Helpful's", but having used Office 2010 at work, and Office 2007 at home, I don't see a lot of benefit to upgrading to 2010 soley due to the price - The cost outweighs any and all improvements.
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Initial post: Jun 11, 2011 11:11:53 AM PDT
This write up eliminated any thought I had regarding upgrading from 2007 to 2010. I'm glad I sold my Microsoft Stock.

Sam Orlando

Posted on Jul 11, 2011 11:34:53 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 11, 2011 11:39:30 AM PDT
Kimberly says:
I understand that *for you* there is no compelling reason to upgrade, but it isn't fair to assume that the cost outweighs benefits for everyone.

People who have to pivot a million rows like this upgrade a lot, and for some it's that the Excel file can be easily edited by multiple users.

For some, the language tools in Word make it worthwhile, and for those write custom code, it's a pretty neat thing that a user can "undo" the code hunk. Those who deal with truly large documents will appreciate the navigation pane and other improvements for working with large docs.

Photo and video editing within PowerPoint is a big deal for some people, as the ability to save a PowerPoint as a video. Some people really appreciate the social connector in Outlook, and might even find it reason enough for the upgrade, or the tools for reducing redundent mail.

And if you don't use SharePoint, then you certainly cannot proclaim that the cost outweighs any and all improvements, because you haven't experienced the improvements that only apply to SharePoint users.

Posted on Sep 16, 2011 9:15:47 AM PDT
VB says:
Don't want to buy it? You don't have to! That's what makes America great! There are plenty of 3rd party software out there that can do half the job that you may need. Furthermore, MS offers free hotmail document editing word like environment that you can use. I'm sure MS is out to make a profit. Thankfully you and most others don't get to dictate what that profit should be. Like I said earlier don't like it? Don't buy it.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 6:26:27 PM PDT
Jay says:
Yes there is. MSFT Office is far from the most productive office suite available. Value is value. That doesn't change between users. The author is correct in his assumptions.

Language files should be free downloads for non-English speakers; even though I speak five, language files use up valuable space and RAM--I don't want them.

If you are relying on Power(less)Point for photos, you are too lost to appreciate good photo manipulation software. There many free options available. Most MSFT programs are junk, bloated and far from the leading edge. PowerPoint is one.

The reason Office changes little from version to version is the that MSFT does no innovation. Their products are primarily re-heated code--little or no innovation. They just heap more poorly written code on poorly written code. When they do add new code it is usually because they bought some other free standing company with a program they like. They don't invent it.

SharePoint is one of those bloated products. There many other group work/share platforms that outshine, run faster, are more secure, and use less resources than SharePoint. Even with the unproven improvements mentioned, there is no reason to use SharePoint. It is just not in the running...

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 6:28:14 PM PDT
Jay says:
If that's what you think makes America great, please don't vote next November. Not buying (MSFT Office) is the operative function; purchasing is aberrant.

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 9:34:14 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 30, 2012 9:36:36 PM PDT
DanMan says:
That's just one of the many things that make America great. I bet that high horse you're on probably speaks five languages too. Build a better network if you're short on HD space and RAM. And one more thing: Half of my family fought to protect mine AND HIS right to vote. Regardless of whether you think your opinion is more educated.

Feel free to give a list of other programs you think are better.

Posted on Jun 8, 2012 11:54:22 AM PDT
SweetDaddy says:
try this

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 4:37:18 PM PDT
DanMan says:

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 7:58:42 PM PDT
Extortion is Microsoft's Middle name. I'm glad i just used a internet torr3n7 to get 2010 . i believe these programs are very expensive and not worth 2-3 even 400 hundred dollars to use. thank you
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