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Office 2010: An Upgrade Without an Upgrade

Loyal Redmond customers are used to getting a deal when a new version of their favorite software arrives. But Office users are out of luck this go 'round as there are no upgrades for Office 2010. Microsoft claims it killed the upgrade to simplify its lineup.

Simpler it is, cheaper it's not. This is a risky strategy. I've interviewed nearly a dozen Redmond Report readers who are beta testing Office 2010. You generally like the new rev a lot, but I don't think I've come across anyone who's truly blown away. And you have to be plenty impressed to shell out at full price!

Posted by Doug Barney on January 11, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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