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Office for Windows 10, Sunrise Acquisition: Microsoft Roundup

The Office preview for Windows 10, the acquisition of calendar app maker Sunrise, and news of SharePoint Server 2016 lead this week's Microsoft news.
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Kelly22
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2/9/2015 | 10:21:40 AM
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As someone who spends most of my days typing, I'm with you both on the keyboard preference. In fact, that was the reason I was the last of my family/friends to switch from Blackberry to touch-screen smartphones. Eventually the idea of more apps and better functionality trumped my need for keys.

For the mobile Office suite, I can see how PowerPoint and Excel would lend themselves to touch optimization. Word maybe... but only for quick and simple documents, casual note-taking, etc. I don't like the idea of typing everything on a tablet screen. Then again, I also swore i would never switch to touchscreen phones...
progman2000
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2/8/2015 | 11:42:12 AM
Re: Office
I can't imagine not preferring a keyboard when it comes to business computing.  Frankly, all things considered, I would still prefer a keyboard on a mobile phone but that ship sailed a long time ago (unless you are one of the 7 people still using a blackberry).
danielcawrey
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2/7/2015 | 4:24:25 PM
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It's going to be something to see just how a toucn optimized version of office is really going to work. My thinking is that Office is still very much connected to a keyboard-based mentality, so I think users may really struggle with this idea that the productivity suite can be used with touch input.

I prefer a keyboard, so perhaps I am a bit biased in this respect. 
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