Microsoft Office 2010 is available. MSDN and Technet users were able to use Office 2010 since a while.
The first technical preview and beta had already stole my heart. How fast Office 2010 was working. Still I wanted to inform you briefly about some problems I experienced, which all early adopters have.
You can install fffice 2010 as 64-bit version. Nice idea, I thought. Works really fast. It didn’t take long for me to discover that a lot of applications weren’t working with the 64-bit version of Office 2010 because… they still are 32 bit. It should be supported via WOW64 but it sometimes doesn’t work at all. Microsoft also states this when you are installing the 64-bit version, you can also read this in 32 or 64 bits version office 2010 .
Windows Mobile Device Center for example, the new version of ActiveSync, is behaving strange. Several people already reported that their Windows Mobile phone lost all their contacts while syncing with Office 2010 64 bit. Microsoft Phone is the utility to have for having a backup. Always nice… to have a backup nearby.
I installed the 32 bit version when I read also the Sharepoint lists are not available in 64 bit.
The final conclusion is that 2010 is a really good version. Like I started, the betas impressed me, they work really good.
Maybe you’ve already heard it… no? Under which rock did you stay the last days?
Friend number 2 is Microsoft… I was, sorry I have to write ‘am’, charmed of the features presented of the Microsoft Courier, finally a way to say goodbye to my paper journal… but Microsoft has announced that the Courier will not come on the market. That’s disappointment 2…
It did took longer than most people who know me expected. The first product of Apple that has my support is the Apple iPad. I never been against Apple. I only think most users of Apple products believe the marketing a little bit to enthousiastic. But the truth is Apple always has the marketing done well. I think the iPad will be the start of a trend we will see in the market of eReaders. Their product exist and works. HP and Microsoft left this tablet market premature. Dutch announcement of the iPad has not been confirmed yet but rumours indicate availablity in the Netherlands around september 2010. Dutch newspaper Telegraaf and Autoweek announced their vision on iPad. Great!
Windows 7 is now available for some day. We hear nothing than positive reviews. What I think is fascinating because everone speaks positive about Windows 7. I don’t going to bash Windows 7, because I already found Vista a great product. It’s not their fault a lot of technicians could not cope with the changes Vista had and they didn’t understand it.
Funny thing is that Windows 7 should be on the market within 2-3 years. Now Microsoft has put it faster on the market to ‘please’ the consumers. Funny in a technical view is that Windows 7 is created based on Vistas code. Isn’t that strange. Vista was that annoying OS… but now put into a new jacket and look everybody likes it.
This is the proof that those technicians are nothing more than a herd of sheep… simple followers
I was thinking Windows 7 should start the beginning of accepting 64 bit in an OS. According the first numbers of sales of HP, Samsung and ASUS you can indeed see a lot of 64 bit OS are being sold with new computers.
History again repeats itself. People complaining that Windows is a bad thing, while it’s not that bad at all. A lot is said because of misinformation and incompetent consultants. Microsoft knows how to deal well with this.
Do I advise Windows 7 above Windows Vista? I have to say it works comfortable. A lot of new features are added which don’t look important in a first glance. But they give you such a nice feeling when working that you miss it when going back to Vista.