[News] [Rival] Microsoft Office 2010 Looks Like Another Ribbon-Like Fiasco (Revenues Down Sharply)

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Why I hate Microsoft Office 2010

,----[ Quote ]
| The fun doesn't end with Outlook. Word, 
| Excel, and PowerPoint are all infected with 
| what I've dubbed the Back Stage Virus. I'm 
| referring, of course, to the new Back Stage 
| view that pops up whenever you click the 
| File tab in any of these applications. 
| Instead of the drop-down menu that appears 
| on all previous ribbonized applications 
| (including the Windows 7 Paint and WordPad 
| accessories), Office 2010 presents you with 
| a dedicated, full-window pane containing a 
| schizophrenic array of buttons, button 
| menus, and hyperlink-like text labels.


Microsoft Office 2010: So Many Reasons to Hate It

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| Office 2010 is clunky -- that's the first 
| word that comes to mind as I meander around 
| the recently leaked official beta release 
| (build 14.0.4514.1007, for those keeping 
| score). The default color scheme is a 
| ghastly gradient gray blur, while the new 
| Outlook Scenic Ribbon toolbar is a 
| disorganized mess.


Microsoft misses the boat on web applications


Microsoft Protects its Flanks to Save It's Ass

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| Summary
| * Microsoft is making a defensive alliance 
| to complete its stack
| * Fortunes will be made and lost developing 
| cloud offerings
| * Despite the hype Cloud Computing is a real 
| long term trend



Microsoft Axes Office Accounting Software

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft quietly announced Friday that it
| plans to kill off its Office Accounting
| products, beginning Nov. 16.
| "After evaluating the product over the past
| few years, we have determined that other
| Microsoft offerings, such as free templates in
| the Office system used with Excel and the
| Dynamics product, are able to meet our
| customers' needs," a Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT)
| spokesperson said in an e-mailed statement.


Microsoft Office Accounting dies on November 16, 2009

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft is killing off its whole Office
| Accounting product line on November 16, 2009.


Microsoft Discontinues Accounting Software


Microsoft smothers Sage and Intuit challenger


Microsoft to drop Office Accounting product, services

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