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Joe Stanganelli
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11/17/2014 | 3:42:06 AM
Re: Office for Mac
On the one hand, the "why did they move this?" attitude is something that most companies face when they undergo a UX change (Facebook and Netflix are notable in this regard).


On the other hand, I HATE THAT @#$%*^& RIBBON!!!
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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11/17/2014 | 3:38:49 AM
Mobile Office
I'm actually looking forward to trying this out.  I tried to download these apps onto my phone last week but couldn't get them to load/work for some reason.

I think mobile Powerpoint would be especially useful -- particularly being able to control and change slides mid-presentation from my phone.
Michael Endler
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11/16/2014 | 10:58:54 PM
Re: Office for Mac
Indeed, that's a constant tension for Microsoft-- negotiating its need to move forward, and its need to support its massive existing user base. "Why did they move this?" has been a frequent complaint for recent versions of Office. Some people still lament the ribbon. It's one of the pitfalls of Microsoft's success. When you have more than one billion users, some of them are going to want to move fast and break things, and some are going to say, "This is great, don't change it" about decade-old products.
PedroGonzales
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11/16/2014 | 9:44:56 PM
Re: Office for Mac
I use OneNote for my android tablet and its great.  I really see Windows products being used on tablets for small edits.  I really prefer the classic UI version of Office products.  For the new UI, they move a lot of the stuff around, it takes me a while to find all the features I use on a regular basis.
Michael Endler
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11/16/2014 | 7:42:05 PM
Re: Office for Mac
Ha ha, not sure I agree! I've always found it a bit slower and buggier than concurrently-available versions of Office for Windows. But I guess you didn't like some of the relatively recent UI changes in Windows versions?
danielcawrey
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11/16/2014 | 2:14:39 PM
Office for Mac
I wouldn't mind if Microsoft just never updated Office for Mac, it's exactly fine the way it is. 
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