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Big Changes in Office 2007,
This review is from: Special Edition Using Microsoft Office 2007 (Paperback)
I don't have Office 2007 yet, but I bought this book because as soon as it's available I'll start getting questions about it. At first glance, just from reading this book not actually trying things out, it appears that there are three big changes in Office 2007.
First is the Ribbon. Microsoft has specialized in graphical user interfaces (GUI). 'THE RIBBON' is Microsoft's new standard for GUI's and have been applied across all of the office products. I think it's better from what the book says, but boy is it going to cause a lot of questions.
Second is Security. Internally this is probably the biggest changes. There's a new Office Trust Center. It's not as pretty as the other packages (but it does have a ribbon). It's a new feature within office, it will get prettier and easier to use in future versions.
The third big set of changes is in sharing documents as you work on them. This is part of Microsoft's approach to the enterprise market rather than personal productivity. Let's just say that this will be a challenge.
Why this particular book? The authors and their writing style. They make reading about computers almost entertaining. And they are not Microsoft, so they can make comments about how things really work rather than just praising everything.
One complaint -- About ten more pages on Access would be a big help. A list of reserved words for instance, which are rather hard to find. And some brief discussion on using Access with SQL Server.
All in all, there are (or will be) a lot of books on Office 2007. I like these guy's style.
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Initial post: Feb 28, 2007 4:08:03 PM PST
How can you write a review when you don't have the product?
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 22, 2007 6:51:25 PM PDT
"they can make comments about how things really work rather than just praising everything."
maybe you should try it yourself.
Furthermore, why do you need to read about about how Microsoft Office 7 works, when, judging by the other books you've reviewed, you know all about networking, server management, and administration? Was Office just too TOUGH for you? Your reviews are so fake it makes me want to vomit all over my keyboard, you lifeless troll.
Posted on Apr 23, 2007 5:02:43 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2007 2:32:31 PM PDT
J. Bell says:
Check this guy out - he has "reviewed" hundreds of books - every single one gets 5 stars. He never met a book he didn't love :-)
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