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Old 24th January, 2007, 02:11 AM
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Old 24th January, 2007, 03:34 AM
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Sounds like someone that doesn't use it.


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No, I sound like some one who doesn't use it and I'm GLAD! ":O}
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Office 2007 is much more user friendly than any other version of office or otherwise to date. I just wish my uni would get round to getting it on campus license!
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I really like the fact there isn't any drop down menu's to slow me down, having everything available is very nice indeed. I wonder how much it would cost your Uni to get it on license?
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It won't cost Uni ANYTHING.

It will cost YOU. It will be built into your tuition fees.
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So true Gizmo,
Also if your uni is anything like the one where I work at, probably not for at least 2 years.
There is alot of testing that has to go on behind the scenes, especially where there is alot of older enterprise software, that just may break. We are having enough troubles just with XP and office 2003, doing things differently than what was the standard earlier.
XP now sends apps the time in the format you view it - not 24hr, and office 2003 has changed the install path of its executables. This has caused problems with the Student Administration database (Oracle / PeopleSoft) we are using.

This has also caused problems with certain older applications used for programming in the Computer Sciences department, and several machines used in the Engineering faculty, which use a programme similar to CAD.

It may be nicer and easier to use, but what problems will it cause, and how much needs to be changed behind the scenes, will change your Uni's rollout time drastically.

Also often Universities are on a license with dictates a license term, so if that was renewed at the end of last year, you may not see it for up to 5 years.
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I don't know, anyone would think that businesses were out to make a profit the way they don't indulge microsofts constant need to bloat what should be simple applications instead of embracing them even at the cost of hundreds, maybe thousands of work hours.
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that would be funny, if the reality didn't give me headaches.

XP is what - about 5 years old.

When it was first released to MSDN subscribers, Uni got a few copies.
It took till it was released 3 people full time, to document problems, workarounds and fixes, to many of our applications.

The help desk I work on has spent about 15hrs per week on problems caused by XP.

In addition, when SP2 came out, it caused many other problems.

So average 15hrs per week, for 52 weeks of the year, for 5 years. Add on 120hrs a week, for 48 weeks. If we were paid only $10 per hr, thats $96,600.00. We are paid more than $10 per hour (even though sometimes it doesn't seem like it ), and thats only 1 area of the University.

And people wonder why businesses are slow on the uptake
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