See Office 2007 Standard.

On May 31, 2010, in Rants, by

See Office 2007.  See Office 2007 Standard.

Office Standard Home Page – Microsoft Office Suites – Microsoft Office Online:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/suites/fx101674071033.aspx

See that it’s Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

See that you can buy it at Amazon — http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Office-Standard-2007-VERSION/dp/B000HCVR3A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1275284305&sr=8-1

Now see Office 2010.

See how there is an Office  2010 standard … S T A N D A R D.  You would think that S T A N D A R D in the 2010 era would be identical to the 2007 era.  You would be wrong.

Office 2010 S T A N D A R D is now only available via Open Licensing and includes

Microsoft Office Standard 2010 — only available via volume licensing

 

Includes:

  • Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
  • Microsoft Word 2010
  • Microsoft OneNote 2010 New addition to suite
  • Microsoft Publisher 2010 New addition to suite
  • Microsoft Office Web applications

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/2010office/docs/Office2010PackagingFS.doc

See how there’s a new “Home and Business 2010″….  Okay… what eula does it have pray tell?

Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 New!

 

Includes:

  • Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
  • Microsoft Word 2010
  • Microsoft OneNote 2010

This version of Microsoft Office Professional 2010 includes the software on disc, with a product key. It is licensed for one user to install on two PCs–a primary machine and a portable PC

Stevie… darhling… sweetie.  I know you are supposed to be the marketing genius of Microsoft but dude, can you please stop calling suites of products by the same name and then changing the contents?  I downloaded Office 2010 Standard at the office the other day thinking that it would be just the four main programs and then I saw that it was more than that.  Dude you are making Office buying way way more complicated than it should be.  Then as it was pointed out to me by fellow blogger Chad Gross.  Look at this page…
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/FX100487411033.aspx?pid=CL100571081033  Go click on that main Office page.  See a problem there?  Like .. oh maybe that the entire page is still talking about 2007?  Okay okay so it’s not available from retail until June, but to business folks, it’s already out.

Stevie, sweetie, make it easy to buy your products.  Stop calling the different bundles by the same name between the years.  And lastly, post the eulas please so I don’t have to wonder what the eula really is for Home and Business edition.

 

One Response to See Office 2007 Standard.

  1. Chris Timm says:

    Susan,
    Thanks for this blog. It was just what I was looking for. Why oh why do MS Change things and make it hard for us.