Microsoft: Office 2010 Had a Record-breaking First Year
Article by George Norman
On 20 Jun 2011
As you may remember, the final, stable version of Office 2010 was rolled out to the public back in June 2010. It is now June 2011, which means that the productivity suite has been on the market for a year. How did Office do in its first year? According to Microsoft, it was a record-breaking first year.

“When we released Office 2010 to the world one year ago, our critics weren't easy on us,” commented Takeshi Numoto, Corporate Vice President, Office. “They said we were heading in the wrong direction by continuing to invest in our desktop applications in addition to the cloud. Even more recently, there've been more predictions of the PC's demise. But the reality is, based on the market results we see in our sales and adoption data, people continue to love Office on the desktop and they're embracing Office in the cloud.”

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Takeshi Numoto went on to say that Office 2010 is the fastest-selling version of Office (as a little side note, Windows 7 is the fastest-selling operating system in history), that customers are deploying Office 2010 five times faster than they deployed Office 2007, that Office 2010 saves businesses between $13,000 and $100,000 per month, that 9 out of 10 customers said Office 2010 is the best Office version they ever used, that 96% of customers would recommend Office 2010, and that some 50 million people all over the world use Office Web App to view, edit and share documents online.

I mentioned above that 9 out of 10 customers said Office 2010 is the best Office version they ever used, that 96% of customers would recommend Office 2010. Microsoft put together a slideshow of the top 10 Office 2010 features customers love most. You can watch the slideshow here, or you can read below to find out what Microsoft included in the top 10.

Top 10 Office 2010 features
  • PowerPoint 2010 Broadcast Slide Show lets you share a presentation with anyone.
  • Outlook Social Connector helps you stay in touch with others.
  • SharePoint My Sites lets you collaborate with others, find colleagues, search areas of expertise and locate critical business information
  • Microsoft Outlook and Exchange let you streamline your inbox and help make your email experience more manageable.
  • With PowerPoint and Excel you can embed a presentation of spreadsheet into your blog or personal website.
  • Microsoft OneNote is your handy digital notebook.
  • Lync helps you connect with your colleagues.
  • Microsoft Excel helps you easily manage your budget.
  • Word and PowerPoint feature easy to use photo editing tools.
  • Thanks to Office Web Apps, you can easily access documents via the web.

“We'll continue to evolve Office to meet the changing needs of consumers and businesses. Our aim is to keep working hard to deliver the capabilities that people want, and make it easier and more fun to work and collaborate from any location, on any device,” added Takeshi Numoto.



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