Everyone is moving to Office 2007 except me!

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Much as the Microsoft marketing people would like you to believe that – it’s not true.

Much as the Microsoft marketing people would like you to believe that – it’s not true.

Plenty of individuals and companies are sticking with earlier versions of Office – Office 2003 or Office XP mostly. That’s either for financial reasons or simply because they don’t see a compelling reason to switch over.  Others are moving to OpenOffice or making use of online services like Google Docs as a replacement or supplement to Microsoft Office.

Microsoft will talk a good game about the incredibly high sales of Office 2007 and having the lion’s share of the Office suite market means those, usually vague, numbers can be impressive. However occasionally Microsoft will admit that their biggest rival for new Microsoft Office sales is earlier versions of Office. 

Their hardest job is convincing people that it’s worth paying for the changes in a newer version of Office.

Even if you get a replacement computer, you don’t need to buy a new copy of Office.  It’s quite possible to install Office with your original product key and CD/DVD on the replacement computer.  Just because there’s a free trial of Microsoft Office on the new computer doesn’t mean you have to use it.

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