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(Slash Gear)   Microsoft says it will switch around the interface and change all the menus on Office 360 every 3 months, and customers will love them for it   (slashgear.com) divider line 13
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2013-03-03 08:49:07 AM
5 votes:
Office 2003 FTW. I no longer have it, but it was the most intuitive of all the versions IMO.

Fark you, ribbon.
2013-03-03 08:20:41 AM
3 votes:
"We already have the mechanisms in place to update the service on a quarterly basis." The quick updates should make subscribing to Office 365 more appealing to consumers

Yes, because that secretary that is quite happy with her 5 year old copy of Word 2007 will just love all those unnecessary 'improvements' you guys throw into each update. Especially when those updates break something that worked perfectly fine before.
2013-03-03 03:05:44 PM
2 votes:

rekraFlatoT: oops, did not read all comments.

But man am I tired of all the whining about office etc, how hard is it to learn something new? And the number of people who equate new with bad is scary.


Switch the gas and brake pedals of your car. That's ok, right? Aren't you smart enough to deal with the change?
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2013-03-03 10:20:30 AM
2 votes:
Dear Microsoft,

Stop treating your products like their puzzles designed to test the patience and sanity of your customers.  PLEASE, PLEASE,PLEASE look up the word productivity.

Signed,
A frustrated Office User
kab
2013-03-03 03:18:21 PM
1 votes:

rekraFlatoT: oops, did not read all comments.

But man am I tired of all the whining about office etc, how hard is it to learn something new? And the number of people who equate new with bad is scary.


Your first mistake is assuming that all changes in software are actually improvements.
2013-03-03 02:42:13 PM
1 votes:

rekraFlatoT: oops, did not read all comments.

But man am I tired of all the whining about office etc, how hard is it to learn something new? And the number of people who equate new with bad is scary.


New is not necessarily bad or scary.  But it should be an improvement.  What was the plus side to office doing away with drop down menus?
2013-03-03 02:35:09 PM
1 votes:

Quantum Apostrophe: dready zim: Quantum Apostrophe: When you have an economy that's based both on continuous growth and yet promotes automation, what's left to do?

Automate continuous growth?

Actually that sounds like a good idea.

And yet we still work 40 hours a week, often both people in a couple need to. They didn't 40 years ago. Why is this? Either we're all so productive but someone is stealing it, or we're not producing anything of value.


Why not both?

I'm an electronics hardware engineer.  I used to create products that went to production with version B or C.  Now I create paperwork trying to get offshored teams to create products that might work at version L.  With no benefits (COBRA$ ftl::COBRA existing ftw), no holidays, no sick days.
2013-03-03 02:27:26 PM
1 votes:
oops, did not read all comments.

But man am I tired of all the whining about office etc, how hard is it to learn something new? And the number of people who equate new with bad is scary.
2013-03-03 01:03:10 PM
1 votes:
When you have an economy that's based both on continuous growth and yet promotes automation, what's left to do?
2013-03-03 12:52:57 PM
1 votes:

cman: Microsoft sucks at designing UIs? Oh, come on. Bob was the best thing to ever happen to Windows!


cache.ohinternet.com


It looks like you're trying to create a UI. Would you like some help with that?
2013-03-03 11:07:06 AM
1 votes:
Microsoft, a company with thousands of programmers all trying to justify their jobs.
2013-03-03 11:06:39 AM
1 votes:
I think the top management at Microsoft is actually secretly working for Apple and is deliberately working to destroy MS from within. Windows 8 (a great OS ruined by a stupid and counterintuitive Metro interface), the new Word licence that you can only install it one one PC ever, ribbons on everything and now this?

The vast majority of people who use Word and Excel are office drones who barley know how to rename a file. They have been trained like performing seals how to do certain tasks and that is what they do day after day.  Changing the interface, the location of buttons, the layout of menus etc will fark them up big time. To them "the internet" is "the big E on the screen" and trying to get them to understand that Firefox or, god help them, Chrome, can do the same thing is nigh on impossible unless you use the IE icon and just edit the destination to Firefox.
2013-03-03 09:58:31 AM
1 votes:
LOL

I sell MSFT Dynamics CRM (customization and implementation services), and the new Roll Up 12 for CRM 2011 has broken so much shiat.  It's interface looks like the new Office 2013.  We've got customers FREAKING THE FARK OUT because of how many changes there were.  The update has broken customized workflows, reporting features, etc.

Thank God I am not on the services side of things.
 
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